Sample Direct Savings: Smart Management Programs™
Company: Medium Sized Manufacturing Corporate Location
Staff Function: Human Resources/Labour Relations - Direct Costs and Savings
Item
Cost / Year $
Contract Alternative $
A. Department Staff (salary)
   
Manager (1)
all positions
all positions
Supervisors (4)
390,000
292,500
Support Staff (3)
   
- Benefits (32%)
124,800
20,475 (GST)
Staffing Costs Subtotal:
514,800
312,975
B. Typical Line Items
   
Health & Safety
18,000
13,500
Training
250,000
187,500
Recruitment
150,000
112,500
Security
75,000
56,250
Office Supplies
32,000
000,000
Office Equipment
50,000
000,000
Telecommunications
3,500
000,000
Association Fees
1,000
000,000
Subscriptions
1,000
000,000
Donations
10,000
10,000
Legal Fees
18,000
6,000
Consultants
25,000
5,000
Miscellaneous Expenses
3,000
000,000
Costs Subtotal:
636,500
390,750
Total Costs:
1,151,300
703,700
Total Savings:   $447,575 (39%)
Where could $0.5 million go to benefit your organization?
Similar calculations for other staff positions and functions demonstrate the savings from contracting services while maintaining control of the establishment and ensuring service delivery. What are your savings when you contract for service over self-interest in your staff departments?
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