Outsource staffing to save labor costs, offer better benefits

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During these difficult economic times, small and midsize businesses are looking for ways to reduce their employment costs—while maintaining employee benefits and gaining a competitive advantage in the marketplace. Many employers are looking at alternative staffing models to meet those objectives.

There are several kinds of alternative staffing models to consider.

Payroll services

These providers generally just pay employee wages and taxes under your tax identification number. They do not provide any benefits or HR serv­ices. Their primary advantage is that they may allow you to reduce or ­eliminate your internal payroll and tax staff.

Temporary workforce services

These services provide employees for either short- or long-term assignments at your workplace. The workers are employees of the temporary-service provider, which pays their wages, taxes and benefits. Many of these firms will allow you to hire temporary workers witho...(register to read more)

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