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Do Temporary Employees Provide Real Workforce Solutions?

Posted on June 02, 2016 by Law Dawgs | For Employers
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According to the American Staffing Association, more than three million temporary and contract employees work for America’s staffing companies during an average week. During the course of a year, America’s staffing companies hire nearly 16 million temporary and contract employees. These personnel are placed in a wide variety of occupations – including a host of positions in the legal and corporate industries.

Law Dawgs has provided employers with world class, value added solutions for corporate and law firm talent acquisition for almost 30 years. We have successfully placed countless temporary and contract employees during this time. Yes, statistics show that temporary employees provide valuable workforce solutions. But more importantly, we have nearly three decades of experience that clearly screams: “temporary personnel provide real solutions for your law firm and corporate staffing needs.” 

The Benefits with Temporary Employees Abound

When submerged within the hiring process, many law firms and corporations wrestle with the idea of whether a permanent or temporary employee is best for their business.  Granted, there are circumstances when a permanent hire makes the most sense. But, the reality is that there are numerous benefits to hiring a temporary employee vs. a permanent employee.  Consider the following:

  • Flexibility: Many new positions do not require a full-time employee.  For example, an employer may need a new hire for: a specialized project, to cover an upswing in business, or to fill the role of an existing employee that is taking time away from work. In these situations, temporary employees provide firms and companies with the necessary flexibility to properly manage and balance workloads and staffing shortages.

  • Savings in Time and Money: It should come as no surprise that taking on a permanent hire is a time consuming and expensive endeavor. Temporary hires simply reduce both time and money. A firm or corporation can easily call upon a dedicated staffing company to assist in candidate screening and selection. Further, benefits are typically not extended to temporary or contract employees; and, if a temp can perform work remotely, a business has no need to free up costly office space.

  • Efficiency: There are times when a business needs to fill a role “now.” Again, it takes time to recruit a permanent hire.  In contrast, the placement of temporary and contract employees is a relatively quick process that ensures continuity in productivity. All of this translates into efficiency at its best.

  • A Working Interview: There is no hard and fast rule that says temporary employees have to remain as such. They can easily be brought on as a full-time employee. In this type of “Temporary-to-Hire” situation, companies or firms can develop a working relationship with a candidate prior to extending an official offer of employment – essentially, a working interview.

We’re Here to Help

The benefits with temporary employees are real. Further, these personnel provide quality solutions to workforce demands and human capital needs. However, keep in mind that you may require a dedicated and trustworthy staffing specialist to truly maximize these benefits and solutions.

That’s where we come in. Law Dawgs is the platinum standard in legal and corporate staffing. We wouldn’t have entered this industry nearly 30 years ago if we didn’t think we could do it better…and we have. We’re here to assist you and we stand ready to deliver the staffing solution that is right for your business. Please click here to learn more of the valuable services we provide. 


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