Former recruitment agency experts answer
employment questions, candidly suggesting how to
negotiate your salary, find a really good job,
handle phone interviews, and more.
Sage advice like this is
|Question: Why do many
firms employ temps?
A key advantage is that
this allows them to avoid legal liability until
the prospective employee has proven themselves in
the position - a sort of "try before you
buy". The host firm can use the person on a
temp basis and if they work out well then the can
hire the person on a permanent basis later.
Should the employee not meet your expectations
the temp firm is responsible for ending the
person's employment releasing the host firm from
this unpleasant duty.
Also as the temp
firm is responsible for payroll, reporting,
unemployment taxes and workers compensation
insurance. And their service charges are tax
deductible as a business expense.