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Benefits of temps versus full-time employees

Posted on May 31st, 2012 Read time: 1 minutes

Bringing on a full-time employee rather than a temporary worker or contract worker certainly has its benefits. For instance, full-timers have a bigger stake in a company's success as well as an emotional attachment, notes Washington Business Journal. Many times, a full-time job will be that employee's only source of income, which should push them to want to succeed so they can continue to make money.

However, there are certain tasks that are better off left to temps. According to Resource Personnel Consultants, these workers are flooding the job market more than ever – the percentage of temps in the workforce is expected to exceed 2 percent this year – passing a previous high set in April 2000.

WBJ explains that temps can be especially useful in research and development projects, because their success rates aren't guaranteed, thus making it easier to let workers go at its conclusion.

Also, consider using contractors for tasks that fall outside of a business' core responsibilities, such as human resources, IT, accounting, bookkeeping or payroll management. Contacting HR outsourcing services to find workers for these tasks not only ensures they're qualified for these specific jobs, but opens up full-time workers and management to handle more vital business processes.

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