Circuit City outsources HR admin. News? Not really - just wanted to point out that it's not all techies that are getting the axe.
It's also interesting to apply the test that usually made to outsource strategic assets to this: core versus non-core. Is HR admin core for Circuit City?
Probably not. But what are CC's core competences? It used to have some ten years ago - service, supply chain, location. But does it really have any anymore? Is outsourcing just another way to stave off total strategic decay by cost-cutting? I think it might be in many cases.