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Temporary/Contract Hires vs. Permanent

When there is a positive change to your business, often you look at the option of hiring additional staff. If you are like most business owners, you would rather contribute to furthering your business. Spending time placing ads on the Internet or in newspapers, screening 50 plus resumes and applications, interviewing five (plus or minus) candidates, having to make the hiring decision (which sometimes doesn’t work out), and then going through the new hire “negotiations” may not be how you want to spend your time. Some small business owners aren’t comfortable doing these tasks because they question their “human resource” expertise.

One alternative to adding permanent staff is to hire someone on a temporary or contingent basis. To help you make the basic temporary vs. permanent decision, please review the reasons it may make sense to hire a temp, below.

Why Hire A Temp?

  • Do you need someone full-time or part-time?
  • Is the job seasonal?
  • Do you know when you will no longer need this extra help?
  • Is this need caused by a special project that has an end date?
  • Do you need someone with specialized skills that you won’t need or can’t afford once the project is completed?
  • Is this an emergency caused by someone who is absent unexpectedly and is planning to return? Is the return date certain or uncertain?

Sometimes the answers to these questions would suggest that a temp hire is not the best alternative but you’d still rather start out that way. There is another scenario under which a temp hire may make sense and it is called a temp to perm’ placement.

Temp to Perm Option

  • Temp agencies will use either their applicant data base or recruiting skills to find a number of qualified applicants almost immediately — that’s their business.
  • Temp agencies are skilled at screening and selecting people.
  • There is no recruiting expense to the hiring company.
  • Most temp agencies will have a process in place that allows the hiring company to “convert” the temp to a “perm” (permanent) hire for an up-front negotiated fee or by keeping the temp for a specified period of time through the agency after which the hiring company may convert them to a regular or permanent hire.
  • If the person selected isn’t working out, he/she can be replaced quickly by the temp agency and there are almost never any negative legal implications for making a change (e.g., wrongful termination, unemployment compensation, etc.).

Temp vs. Permanent Cost
(Note: this may differ greatly depending on your business’ employee-cost structure, especially for benefits.)

% Added to Cost included in

“Permanent” Cost Salary/Wages Temp Rates
Weekly Salary             500.00
Payroll Taxes*               50.00 10% Yes
Paid Benefits
(health, life)
              75.00 15% Yes
Paid Time off
              50.00 10% Yes
Recruiting/hiring cost               25.00 5% Yes
TOTAL             700.00 40%

(*FICA, Medicare, Unemployment {Federal & State}, Workers’ Compensation)

If you want to make sure someone will work out longer term without the uncertainty of the outcome, the best way to make that “permanent” decision is to “try before you buy.” The advantage of this approach is that you can observe the person doing the job for a period of time before you have to make the final hiring decision. That’s the most reliable selection process going.



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The Ladder of Success….Don’t get stuck at the bottom!

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Who are the most powerful women in the entertainment industry?  Four straight years in a row the #1 spot has been given to Anne Sweeney, former Co-Chairman of Disney.  She has since decided to hang up the towel and try her hand as a TV Director.  She is a wife and mom and somehow manages to do it all.  Anne began her career at Nickelodeon/Fox before joining Disney 18 years ago.  She has worked very hard to get where she is today.  Along the way she has won a variety of awards including The Muse Award from New York Women in Film & Television in 2004. Her kids are all grown up and out the house, which affords her the ability to pursue other passions.  Glancing through the list we see Oprah ranked at #8 and some other notable women including Sandra Bullock (some people say she is my twin although I beg to differ), Amy Pascal, and Abbe Raven.  Most of these women have worked tireless long hours and have climbed the corporate ladder of success.  If we look all the way to the bottom of the list at #100 we see a woman named Jill Leiderman.  She is the Executive Producer of “Jimmy Kimmel Live”.  She directs a crew of 200 and still has lots of energy.  Most nights she is home by 8:30pm spending time with her husband enjoying time in front of her DVR.  She knew at an early age she wanted to follow in her father’s footsteps and work in television.  She started in production with the Jon Stewart show where she demonstrated a knack for finding off-the-wall human-interest stories.  She then moved on to work for Letterman, scouting locations, booking guests and casting real people for bits.  No matter where you are on the list it proves hard work pays off.


In one of my favorite magazines, The Hollywood Reporter, I found a great article listing all 100 most powerful women in Entertainment.  Enjoy the read.  http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/list/hollywood-reporters-2013-women-entertainment-power-100-664497

photo; forbes.com




Until next time!



Top Ten Companies Hiring This Week

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FOR THOSE IN SEARCH OF DIRECT HIRE JOBS, THESE COMPANIES ARE HIRING. AOL Jobs tracked down the top 10 companies hiring from sales to finance this week.

by, aol jobs staff 9/2014

1. Macy’s: 4,173 openings

The iconic department store is going strong after over 150 years of business, selling mid-price to high-end brands at some 800 locations across the country. Its headquarters are in Cincinnati, Ohio, but its flagship store is in the heart of Manhattan, N.Y.

Employee Review: “The management is competent. Employees are given a good discount and still able to use coupons. You can pick up more hours online when they become available.”*

2. Firestone Complete Auto: 3,992 openings

Firestone Complete Auto Care is a car maintenance chain that’s part of one of the oldest American tire companies. There are more than 1,600 locations nationwide that, along with selling and servicing tires, also do repairs and other kinds of work on cars.

Employee Review: “Higher than average compensation for retail, good camaraderie with co workers. Nice working for large company that you know will be there tomorrow. “*

3. Advantage Sales & Marketing: 3,404 openings

Advantage Sales & Marketing provides outsourced sales, merchandising, and marketing services to consumer goods and food product manufacturers and suppliers. Owning more than 65 offices in the US and Canada, ASM does merchandising for 1,200 clients — including Johnson & Johnson, Mars, Unilever, Energizer.

Employee Review: “Long lasting business, able to adapt to changes in market. Well thought out benefits plan, and flexible time off for both vacation and illness.”*

4. UnitedHealth Group: 3,010 openings

UnitedHealth Group currently provides health insurance services to more than 75 million people worldwide and is the largest insurance company of its kind in the U.S. With the onset of states’ participation in the Affordable Care Act, the Minnesota-based insurer “has remained especially vague on the number of systems in would participate in,” says The Motley Fool, “placing the number somewhere between 10 and 25.”

Employee Review: “Good, steady work. Great learning opportunities. Very little favoritism, you get ahead based on your own work. Work at home opportunities help on commuting costs. Great work-life balance, ample vacation time.”*

5. Liberty Tax Service: 2,918 openings

Liberty Tax Service of Virginia Beach, Va., started with five offices in the U.S. in 1998 after originating in Canada a year earlier. The tax-preparation service now has thousands of franchises across the U.S. and was named in 2012 as No. 7 on Forbes magazine’s list of “Top 20 Franchises for the Buck.”

Employee Review: “The training you receive will be useful in both a personal and professional capacity the rest of your life. They are a very flexible company with great values. … Its seasonal employment … other than the office manager.”*

6. AT&T: 2,799 openingsAT&T Logo
Wireless giant AT&T continues to hire in large volumes, as many customers upgrade their smartphones and purchase tablets that require LTE data plans. It recently announced that it will be adding more wireless subscribers than expected.

Employee Review: “Cutting edge technology, great opportunities for advancement, union representation for non-management.”*

Bakers Life and Casualty logo7. Bankers Life and Casualty: 2,746 openings

Founded in 1879, Bankers is a life and health insurance company that services the retirement market. It is based in Chicago, Ill., and operates in 275 offices nationwide. The financial company is a subsidiary of CNO Financial Group.

Employee Review: “For someone who wants a second career after the first big one, with more freedom, flexibility, etc. this is the place!”*

Verizon Wireless Logo8. Verizon Wireless: 2,539 openings

Verizon Wireless operates the largest mobile network in the United States. The Basking Ridge, New Jersey-based company is a subsidiary of Verizon Communications and Vodafone, although Verizon announced in September that it agreed to buy Vodafone’s 45 percent stake in the company for $130 billion. Expected to close in the first quarter of 2014, it is the third largest announced deal in the world, Reuters reported.

Employee Review: “The company has top drawer benefits for all employees and on the peer level, employees are united and very close knit, like family.”*

PNC Logo
9. PNC: 2,513 openings

Based in Pittsburgh, the regional bank operates over 2,700 branches in nineteen states and the District of Columbia. The company doubled in size in 2008 when it acquired National City, making it the fifth largest bank in the country.

Employee Review: “As a parent I am grateful for a company with a work life balance.”*

10. Dollar Tree: 1,990 openings

Dollar Tree, Inc. is an American chain of discount variety stores that sells items for $1. Each Dollar Tree stocks a variety of products including national, regional, and private-label brands. It is headquartered in Chesapeake, Virginia and operates 4,900 stores throughout the 48 contiguous U.S. states and Canada.

Employee Review: “The company offers pretty fair work life balance, decent benefits, freedom to make decisions, friendly customers, a good place to start your career.”*





*All employee reviews sourced from Glassdoor, a free jobs and career community that offers the world an inside look at jobs and companies. Reviews may have been edited for clarity.

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