Examining Temporary Staffing Agency Risks – Gerry Sorge

Gerry Sorge Property Casualty 360

Employers and agencies are both responsible for the temporary worker’s safety and health. There are a number of risks and insurance considerations for companies hiring temporary workers including auto insurance coverage, theft and professional liability.

There are many reasons to utilize the services of a temporary staffing agency. Like all outsourced business services, temporary staffing agencies can help contain overhead costs while saving time and money on recruiting efforts for host employers.

Since temporary staffing agencies screen personnel before sending them to host employers, companies should be reasonably confident they will receive quality candidates. In addition, temporary staffing agencies have a pool of employees who are available on short notice to host employers.

As in all relationships, the one joined by a temporary staffing agency and a host employer is more likely to be successful if both parties have a clear understanding of their respective roles.

For example, a temporary staffing agency should be able to expect temporary employees will be treated with the same dignity and respect accorded permanent employees. Host employers should be able to expect temporary employees will be knowledgeable regarding appropriate behavior in an office environment.

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