Date Added: Nov 2010
If the recession has taught companies anything, it's that cost-containment is key to survival. A survey conducted by Veritude in 2009 showed that only 3 percent of companies with more than 2,000 employees planned to return to their pre-recession staffing matrix. Staffing companies, freelance job boards and temporary help agencies are experiencing record growth as companies turn to outsourcing for a pay-as-you-go workforce. Managed improperly, outsourcing can trigger a nightmare of investigations, costs and penalties. This is particularly true if contract labor is used purely as a way to avoid paying employee taxes and providing benefits.