Nuts-and-Bolts: To Hire or Not to Hire – Temporary Employees?

During busy seasons, when a permanent employee takes a leave of absence, and when organizations need to operate on a budget, hiring temporary employees is a common cost effective and efficient option for many companies. According to SHRM, as of June 2014, there were nearly 3 million temporary employees in the United States; temporary employees making up roughly 2 percent of our current workforce. The Department of Labor defines a temporary assignment as one lasting less than one year, with a set, specific end date and deems a temporary position as appropriate when the organization determines that there is no permanent need for the employee or position.  (more…)