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Hartford union starts internal staffing agency

Posted on June 9th, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

An Employer of Record service handles most – if not all – legal obligations for a company that takes on temporary help. Such responsibilities include background screening, on-boarding and payroll processing, and allow the company to shift its focus onto core business needs.

Once placed, a temporary worker typically has a probationary period that lasts anywhere from eight to 14 weeks, according to the website for contingent workforce service Emergent. Afterwards, their performance is evaluated to determine whether or not the company wants to make them a full-time hire.

Certain unions, such as the Sheet Metal Workers' International Association Local 40, are taking advantage of the benefits that temp workers offer.

The Hartford Business Journal reports that the union's staffing company, Alloy Sheet Metal Staffing, can bring in high-quality temporary labor without having to rid itself of the control that comes from union contracts. The firm will handle administrative duties such as scheduling, payroll, workers' compensation, unemployment, health insurance and benefits.

Emergent adds that temp-to-hire employees can also save companies recruiting costs.The absence of paperwork allows workers can to start quickly and become assimilated with the functions of the business.

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