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ADP Workforce Now

ADP Workforce Solution is suited for businesses with more than 50 employees looking to streamline HR processes. ADP Workforce Now includes capabilities such as payroll processing and tax filing, performance management, compensatio...Read more about ADP Workforce Now


Gusto is a modern, online human resource platform that helps any small business owner take care of all hr tasks. Gusto offers HR tools and HR services to help with managing employee onboarding, running payroll, administrating heal...Read more about Gusto


Rippling gives businesses one place to run HR, IT, and Finance. It brings together all of the workforce systems that are normally scattered across a company, like payroll, expenses, benefits, and computers. So for the first time e...Read more about Rippling

Paychex Flex

Paychex Flex is a human capital management solution that's designed using web-based modular technology and a dedicated service center to help meet the HR needs of employers of any size and industry. With a single login, users can ...Read more about Paychex Flex

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Dayforce HCM

Dayforce makes work life better. Everything we do as a global leader in HCM technology is focused on improving work for thousands of customers and millions of employees around the world. Our single, global people platform for HR, ...Read more about Dayforce HCM

QuickBooks Payroll

QuickBooks Payroll is a technology-enabled HR services platform that offers human resource (HR) and employee management services for small businesses. Serving clients across multiple geographical regions, it helps organizations ma...Read more about QuickBooks Payroll

TriNet Zenefits

Zenefits is an all-encompassing HR SaaS platform designed specifically for small to midsize businesses. The Zenefits People Platform includes a robust offering spanning HR, Benefits, Payroll, Well-being and Performance apps that c...Read more about TriNet Zenefits


Justworks makes it easier to start, run, and grow a business. With Justworks, entrepreneurs and their teams get access to big-company benefits, automated payroll, compliance support, and HR tools - all in one place. Justworks PEO...Read more about Justworks


Greenhouse is the leading hiring software for growing companies. Thousands of the most successful companies, like DoorDash, Betterment, Wayfair and DocuSign, use Greenhouse to optimize all aspects of their hiring and onboarding. W...Read more about Greenhouse

APS Payroll

Automatic Payroll Systems (APS) has a mission: to make payroll and HR easier. They have been providing payroll and tax compliance services to companies since 1996. In 2004, APS released its cloud-based solution for workforce manag...Read more about APS Payroll


Designed for organizations that prioritize diverse workforces and cultures of trust and belonging, UKG Pro® puts people at the center of your strategy. From HR and complex payroll to talent and industry-focused workforce managemen...Read more about UKG Pro


isolved is the most-trusted HCM technology leader, providing the best combination of software and services to meet the needs of today’s People Heroes – HR, payroll, and benefits professionals. From talent acquisition to workforce ...Read more about isolved


Namely provides modern, intuitive HCM solutions including scalable technology, expert-managed payroll and benefits services, and fully comprehensive professional employer services. Backed by a 24-7 customer success team, Namely em...Read more about Namely


Crelate is an all-in-one recruiting customer relationship management (CRM) and applicant tracking system (ATS) built for staffing, consulting and recruiting agencies. Crelate’s visual user interface enables recruiters to find, att...Read more about Crelate

ADP TotalSource

ADP TotalSource is a full-service HR solution for SMBs. It provides cloud-based HR technology paired with a team of experts to help businesses handle payroll, employment tax, employee benefits and benefits administration, HR polic...Read more about ADP TotalSource


Checkr is an AI-powered staffing and background screening solution. This solution enables employers to perform background checks, while reducing complexity, mitigating risks, and increasing productivity within the hiring process. ...Read more about Checkr

ADP Vantage HCM

ADP Vantage HCM is an on-premises human capital management (HCM) solution suitable for large organizations with more than one thousand employees. ADP Vantage offers integrated tools to manage recruiting, talent management, time ma...Read more about ADP Vantage HCM


SmartRecruiters is a web-based hiring platform designed with the end-user in mind. The solution is suitable for companies with more than 50 employees in almost any vertical, and since it runs in a browser, it works well on all pla...Read more about SmartRecruiters


GoodHire offers tech-enabled services to help businesses streamline processes related to pre-employment background checks, ensuring compliance across federal, local, state, and industry regulations. This solution helps HR teams mo...Read more about GoodHire

Deluxe Payroll and HR

Deluxe's online payroll solution provides your business with comprehensive, full-service payroll and HR solutions with dedicated customer service. ...Read more about Deluxe Payroll and HR

Buyers Guide

Last Updated: March 16, 2023

Not all businesses have the budget, expertise, or time to manage their human resources (HR) processes in-house. HR services help such businesses outsource either a part of or their entire HR function. They assist businesses in implementing required HR processes but without having to hire and maintain a full-time HR staff or develop in-house capabilities. These services also allow businesses to ensure compliance with labor and employment laws and prepare for federal and state-level audits.

There are several HR service providers on the market, and finding the right one for your business can be time-consuming. In this guide, we’ve included all the information you’ll need to select the right service provider for outsourcing your HR functions.

Here’s what we’ll cover:

What are HR services?

HR services enable businesses to outsource their HR functions to third-party service providers. Outsourced functions include a range of HR processes such as recruitment, payroll management, benefits administration, training, and compliance management. HR services also include consulting services which help to address HR-related issues and optimize policies.

Common offerings of HR services

In this section, we’ve listed the key offerings of HR services to help you make an informed decision.

Payroll management

Allows businesses to outsource their employee payroll process. It also helps track time and attendance, calculate net pay and taxes, and remit salaries to employee accounts.


Manages job postings, candidate screening, interviews, and offer letters on behalf of businesses.

Training and development

Schedules training sessions based on learning and development requirements. Service providers can conduct a variety of in-person and online training sessions including compliance and soft skill development.

Benefits administration

Allows businesses to choose from a list of employee benefits such as medical insurance and retirement benefits. Service providers manage the procurement and payment of these plans.

Compliance management

Helps ensure compliance with employment regulations such as the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).


Audits HR data to inform about any potential violation of government regulations. It also helps improve HR processes by identifying areas of improvement.

What type of client are you?

There are two major types of HR service clients, each differing in terms of their HR service requirements.

  • Clients that need to outsource the entire HR function: For some businesses, managing all HR processes in-house could lead to ignoring their primary line of business and sometimes higher expenses. Such businesses prefer outsourcing their complete HR function—from hiring to employee offboarding—to an HR service provider who manages it on their behalf. These types of clients tend to have less control over their entire HR function.

  • Clients that need to outsource specific HR processes: These businesses usually have in-house HR staff but lack the expertise or resources to perform specific HR functions such as benefits administration or payroll. Such businesses should opt for providers who specialize in their required function and charge clients only for the services offered instead of charging for a complete suite of services. These types of clients tend to have more control over their entire HR function.

Benefits of HR services

There are many advantages of using HR services. In this section, we’ve listed three key advantages that can help you build a strong case to opt for HR services.

  • Easier compliance with labor laws: Due to constantly changing employment and labor laws, it can be a challenge to remain compliant. HR service providers track all such changes in state and federal laws to ensure compliance while handling the HR functions of your business.

  • Lower HR expenses: Hiring and maintaining in-house HR staff can be expensive. Your business will incur hiring, training, payroll, and related operating expenses. Outsourcing to third-party HR service providers helps reduce these expenses thereby saving money for your business.

  • Access to HR expertise: HR service providers have dedicated experience in the HR field. They provide access to HR specialists with expertise across domains such as recruiting, payroll, and compliance. You can also leverage their expertise to design better HR policies for your business.

Key considerations when selecting HR services

When selecting HR services that cater to your needs, these are three key considerations you shouldn’t miss out on.

  • Data security: HR service providers have access to sensitive HR data. Any data security lapse on the provider’s end can put your employee data at risk. Data security lapses by third-party HR service providers are one of the major threats to employee data security. Carefully read service contracts to understand the data security practices of vendors you’ve shortlisted. Make sure to also ensure that they comply with the data security requirements of your field of business.

  • Total cost of services: HR service providers offer a host of services each available at a different price. When choosing these services, you'll need to be careful about the total costs incurred. Set an expenditure limit and select a provider that offers all the services you need within your budget. You can also speak to our advisors and obtain pricing information for the services you require.

  • Offering selection: While there are several benefits of outsourcing HR services, there are some inherent disadvantages too. For instance, the absence of a HR team could have a demoralizing impact on your employees, as HR personnel are usually considered reliable employee allies. Also, for certain HR functions, it could be more cost-effective to handle processes in-house rather than outsourcing them. It’s important that you weigh both the advantages and disadvantages before selecting offerings.