Why use temporary help?

Temporary/contract staffing can be your competitive advantage. Save payroll costs, increase flexibility and improve productivity. Easily manage seasonal peaks, increased work load, vacations, special projects, maternity, sick leaves and emergencies.

Increasingly, companies discover the concept of SMART STAFFING – the routine, long-term planned use of temporaries to optimize headcount levels and reduce overall administrative, benefits, overtime and other employment costs.

Reducing the number of permanent employees can decrease costs of benefits, healthcare and other insurance, offering you substantial savings. Creating a specific SMART STAFFING Plan to use temporaries as an alternative to permanent employees will have a positive effect on your bottom line.

The savings are real.


Proper use of temporary help as a supplement to permanent staff reduces recruiting, hiring, training, employee turnover, overtime, absenteeism and benefits expenses. A permanent employee costs approximately an additional 42% in benefits and other expenses over base salary.

The temporary help service charges only for the actual time worked, pays the temporary and assumes full responsibility for all payroll taxes, social security, workers’ compensation and unemployment insurance.

Hidden Costs of Hiring

Hidden Costs of Hiring


Temporaries are only paid for hours worked, allowing the customer the flexibility to adjust work schedules according to needs. The use of temporaries provides for the expansion or reduction of the workforce with no accompanying administrative costs, layoffs or unemployment costs.


The 90% of U.S. businesses that use temporary help find temporaries efficient and productive. Businesses have found that when appropriately used, temporary help productivity is among the highest in the work force.


What is a temporary help service?

A temporary help service, like UNITEMP®, assists businesses in meeting temporary, excess and special workloads. We assign our employees according to customer needs. Nine out of ten companies use temporary/contract staffing. On any given day, over one million people work as temporaries in the United States.

An employer-employee relationship exists between the temporary help service and the temporary employee, while a supplier-purchaser relationship exists between the temporary help service and its customers. The temporary help service assumes all obligations related to employers and meets these responsibilities throughout the employment period, and thereafter, as required.

Find out more about how you can benefit from Smart Staffing.

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