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Contingent workers rise as compliance with law becomes more difficult

Posted on July 15th, 2014 Read time: 2 minutes

Contingent labor is a major industry in the U.S., as reported by a new survey by ManpowerGroup, a staffing company. While Hong Kong tops the list for contingent workers, the U.S. comes in second place. The U.S. scored 2.71 on a number of factors that measures the ease of hiring, sourcing and retaining contingent workers.

Hiring temps is a great idea. Now more than ever, companies are starting to use temporary workers as a way of outsourcing their labor and finding job recruits. Companies in the U.S. are fortunate enough to operate in a country that makes it very easy to hire temps through employers of record. An employer of record takes over all responsibilities for paying workers and handling the Affordable Care Act. With as many complexities in the law as there are now for full-time workers and even for unpaid interns, it just makes sense to deal with outsourcing companies that know employment law completely, making it their business to stay up-to-date with the law and with various industries.

In fact, Citigroup will have nearly 30,000 workers whose job has something to do with regulatory and compliance issues. This affects not only staffing but all areas of business, including human resource for your current full-time employees. It could be that the safest bet in the future will simply be for companies to hire out most of their jobs to companies that have an expert level of experience, rather than settling for one department that must constantly update itself. According to The Tennessean, outsourcing helps businesses. HR outsourcing services, among other outsourcing options for other departments, may become what most companies do in the future – provided they can't hire the necessary quantity of lawyers and experts who would do the job and potentially make a business slower, less streamlined.

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