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Whether you’re looking to staff professionals in areas such as accounting and finance, technology, administrative, customer service, legal, HR, creative, and marketing, or any other departments, we can help you find the right fit for your team.
Contract staffing, also known as temporary staffing, is when a company engages a staffing agency to provide personnel to complete an assignment for a specified time length. The agency bills an all-inclusive rate for the services of the temporary staff. The bill rate includes the costs associated with contract personnel, including but not limited to general liability insurance (FICA, FUTA, SUTA, workers compensation, and unemployment insurance). The temporary staff is an employee of the staffing firm, and the staffing firm acts as the employee of record for the temporary staff.
In a contract-to-hire agreement, the company can hire the temporary employee to their payroll as a full-time employee for a fee.
By working with a staffing firm, a company will have the opportunity to evaluate the candidate’s skills, work habits and gauge the candidate’s fit in your unique culture and working environment before a direct-hire offer.
One of the significant benefits of contract-to-hire is flexibility in the hiring process.
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Ten Benefits of Utilizing a Temporary Staffing Firm
1. Reduce overhead costs
Full-Time employees cost more than just the salary paid to them. Health care, 401k retirement plans, sick days, vacation pay, and employer taxes are just a few of the costs included with staff.
With a temporary staffing firm, a company pays the firm for the temporary staff’s work with no additional overhead costs.
2. Reduce overtime pay
Rather than putting additional demands on current permanent staff, an employer can use a professional staffing agency and bring in temporary staff to help split up the amount of work during busy times. Utilizing temporary staff saves a company from burning out full-time employees and overtime costs for eligible full-time employees.
3. The need for short term staff
A company may need temporary employees due to staff requiring time off due to illness, medical or maternity leave, family leave or emergencies, or leave of absence and sabbatical. Engaging with a temporary staffing agency gives an employer the flexibility to schedule someone for a short period to cover for the above situations.
4. Save on training, time, and reduce hiring risks
Training new employees is a significant investment of both time and costs.
When covering a few months’ worths of work, it doesn’t make sense to spend money and time to train a new employee. A temporary staffing agency provides experienced and trained staff ready to work. When the assignment is complete, there is no need to worry about severance pay, unemployment insurance, or finding a replacement. Not to mention the parting of ways is streamlined and smooth.
5. A staffing firm saves time and increases ROI
Sometimes companies looking for resumes may have projects that require a specialist or someone with specific skills. If it’s a temporary project that will only take a certain amount of time to complete, it doesn’t make sense to hire on a direct-hire basis. A temp agency can set a company up with a skilled staffing expert, save time by weeding through hundreds of resumes, check references, and take calls from candidates who may or may not be qualified. Staffing agencies save companies time and money to focus on other business aspects such as growing the business rather than search and hiring.
6. Onboarding and payroll
A significant benefit of using staffing agencies is that the staffing agency takes care of the temporary employee’s onboarding paperwork, payroll taxes, workers’ compensation, and unemployment benefits.
7. Access to talent networks
A good staffing agency spends years building up its talent network through referrals, networking, and speaking with candidates daily. An employer usually does not have the resources or focus on engaging talent constantly. A reputable staffing firm can provide qualified candidates quickly upon request.
8. The ability to hire quickly
A company may have an employee quit and need an immediate replacement. A temp staffing agency can deliver qualified talent many times in less than 24 hours due to its extensive network of candidates.
9. Industry market knowledge
A company gains access to the recruiter’s insider knowledge of active and passive skilled available candidates, salary ranges, and local market trends.
10. The ability to try out an employee before extending a full-time offer
It can be hard to determine if an employee will be a fit strictly through an interview. By starting an employee on a contract, the employee and employer can see if everything is a good match for both parties and if it is not, both can part ways easier.
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