Strategic Human Resource Placement
The concept of Placement/Outsourcing is certainly not new. It has actually gone in and out of style several times over the last few decades. Some companies have been successful in their outsouring efforts. Others have not but while the concept of Placement/Outsourcing has been an option for many years, the concept of strategic is rather new.
Strategic Placement/Outsourcing marries the process of strategic business planning and analysis with opportunities for outsourcing. In the past, Outsourcing has been used to fill voids in either work force or expertise. The decision to outsource was not a part of strategic planning. It was based solely on its potential for cost saving or an ability to quickly fix a broken process.
Now by marrying the opportunities for outsourcing with the planning process, the value of out sourcing can be entered into the mix of cost-justification analysis. No longer viewed as the expense, the concept of out sourcing becomes an impact on total profitability and operational efficiency.