The paper 'Types of Outsourcing Arrangements' is a perfect example of a Management Case Study. Among the critical areas of consideration in many companies, today is the provision of services such as security, cleaning, and catering. Over the years, many businesses as well as government institutions have used in-house sourcing of such services. However, the trend is changing significantly and many organizations today are considering moving from the in-house based provision of such services to external sourcing. The main reason for this shift is the cost-effectiveness of the external services, making the contracting company reduce expenditure (Brown and Wilson, 2005, p.
5-25). Over the years, in-house service provision has been used by employers for several reasons. One of the reasons is for security purposes where the management of an organization aims to ensure that the employees of the organization have access to the facilities therein, hence reducing the security risks such as theft, robbery, and violence. Although the in-house service provision portrays many advantages for the employing companies, the cost of managing the in-house staff has increased with time, making most companies outsource such services. On the contrary, outsourcing refers to the process by which a company or an organization employs a third party to get its services such as cleaning and catering provided (Kirk, 2010, p. 10-15).
Today, many companies outsource such services because of their efficiency and cost-effectiveness. For instance, outsourcing services do not require the company to buy the equipment to be used and to compensate the workers hence pocket-friendly, the sense that other companies are expensive compared to in-house. Although outsourcing is employees is currently adopted by several companies, organizations, and government institutions.
Selecting the best contractor or employee takes time and making sure that the contract requirements are met by both parties. Hence time-consuming and may reduce personal skills. Entering into a contract with another company results in the transfer of undertakings, hence making the company providing the outsourced services to be dependent on the contractor (Mcivor, 2009, p. 15)
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