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Customized, Outsourced HR Solution

Client Profile

A leading global manufacturer of transportation-based technology applications.

Knowing how to best hire for their own projects, and wishing to retain tighter control of their contingent workforce, the client needed to retain the ability to source their own talent. They also wanted to adhere to their own stringent standards for pre-employment screening and expense reporting.

The service IES provides us is priceless, and saves a huge amount of time. IES has allowed us to bring on employees in a streamlined, hassle-free fashion. Their cost and superior service are far and away better than any other service we’ve used.”


  • Quickly hire temporary employees without paying the markup rates and finder’s fee of a traditional staffing company.
  • Retain the benefits of traditional staffing services, including reduced administrative hassles, quicker on-boarding and reduced liability.

The IES Solution

A customized, outsourced HR solution that relieved the client of HR administrative burdens and lowered their risk and liability – while continuing to give them the control they needed in desired areas. IES provided:

  • An account manager and experienced payroll staff to handle the hiring and HR administration for the client’s temporary employees.
  • An outsourced payroll program that included customized forms, applications, and timecards – all accessible online.
  • Pre-employment screening procedures for new hires, including background checks and drug-screening notifications.
  • A voluntary healthcare plan, 401K participation, and other fringe benefits for contingent staff.
  • Management of workers’ compensation and unemployment claims on behalf of the client.
  • W2 forms to payrolled employees at the end of the year.

Benefits and ROI

Thanks to IES’ smooth, expedited on-boarding process, the company is now able to quickly and easily hire its desired temporary employees, who can begin working almost immediately. With IES acting as their Employer of Record they can relax and enjoy these benefits:

  • Free up valuable staff time: The client now spends significantly less time on the administrative tasks of hiring, payrolling, and managing their contingent workforce.
  • Powerful bottom-line savings: By sourcing their own temporary hires and payrolling them through IES, the client is able to save up to 50% when compared to traditional staffing fees.
  • Reduced risk and liability: Maintaining tighter control of its contingent workforce, while still enjoying the reduced risk and liability that comes with utilizing temporary staff.
  • No more red tape: Using IES’ outsourced HR administration allows the client to bypass its own lengthy internal hiring procedures, mandatory wait times, and other red tape that previously led to extended hiring delays.
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