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Reasons for the heightened use of temps, contractors and the like begin with the shaky business climate. Despite growth and profits, companies have been loath to hire full-time and part-time staff in case the economy suddenly tanks again.

Using temporary workers at the start of a recovery is nothing new. But other factors behind the contingent expansion are less tied to the business cycle. These include cost-savings. Although contractor fees can exceed the hourly wage of a regular employee, especially in the United States where employer-provided health care is standard, the total compensation of a regular employee typically exceeds that of contingents.

Each month we select an employee who demonstrates excellent work ethic through productivity and diligence, is timely and loyal, and displays behavior that promotes the needs and goals of the client company while holding to a commitment of quality and professional growth.

Exciting news! The Alpha Group, Inc. will be adding a new feature: "From the Desk of H.R." 

Each month our Human Resources Department will be providing you with new articles, letters, or current topics of interest in the day-to-day world of Human Resources.

We hope you find each of these resources interesting and informitive! Take a moment to download this month's letter regarding Independent Contrators vs. Temporary Employees, and feel free to contact our Human Resources department with any questions or comments at 508-285-8500 ext. 4.



This is part of a series of guidance documents developed under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) Temporary Worker Initiative (TWI). This Initiative focuses on compliance with safety and health requirements when temporary workers are employed under the joint employment of a staffing agency and a host employer.