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AI concept Outsourcing certain functions frees up the internal HR team to be more strategic rather than tactical. (Image: Shutterstock)

In any part of an organization, getting caught in the weeds can interfere with big picture thinking. That said, HR teams are hit especially hard. Just handling tasks like payroll and taxes eats up a lot of time.

That’s why many businesses use outsourcing firms and software to handle everything from payroll and resume screening to benefits enrollment and compliance issues, says Barbara Mitchell, co-author of “The Big Book of HR.”

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