Lantana, FL and Tampa, FL – January 13, 2009.
HireMeNow.com, LLC, an online temporary employment marketplace and pioneer in multimedia recruiting, and Advantec
, a provider of HR, Payroll and Benefit Services to small and mid-sized businesses, today announced that Advantec will promote HireMeNow.com's services to its clients.
Advantec offers an extensive array of human resources and services to its clients and partners with trusted third-party vendors for related services which it does not offer. Through its relationship with HireMeNow.com, Advantec now can recommend a single temporary staffing firm to its clients that need contingent workers. With HireMeNow.com's innovative online service, Advantec's clients can access detailed profiles of available candidates, choose the best ones to interview and hire, and pay the billable rate all online, and at far lower rates than traditional staffing agencies. While HireMeNow.com's website is easy to use, it also offers phone and email-based customer support, and can assist companies at any stage of the process of finding, hiring, and managing temp and temp-to-perm workers.
"We've found that the use of contingent workers at our client companies has increased in recent years," stated Dianna Sheppard, CEO of Advantec. "But traditional temporary employment agencies are either too big and don't want to service our small to medium-sized clients, or they are too regionally focused, or too concentrated on one occupation. HireMeNow.com, through its unique business model, offers an excellent temporary employment service for a broad range of occupations across the country, which is very complementary to our offerings."
"A temporary workforce allows companies the flexibility to react to internal and external business conditions swiftly and cost-effectively. As compared to a permanent workforce, the recruitment process is shorter, the duration of the assignment matches the exact needs of the employer and the total cost is usually less," said Phillip Thune, CEO of HireMeNow.com. "With our online, cost-effective model we are the perfect solution to offer across the board to Advantec's diverse small to mid-sized client base. And, we operate under the same philosophy as Advantec: streamlining processes to pass value through to our clients."
The HireMeNow.com Model
HireMeNow.com is the first truly online temporary staffing service. It makes the entire process of hiring and managing a temporary worker web-based, transparent, and consequently, less expensive. Employers have access to the entire pool of qualified HireMeNow.com job candidates, and are able to view each job candidates' qualifications and desired hourly rate side-by-side. This allows companies to make their own decisions on which candidates might be the best fit (as opposed to being sent a small group of candidates to interview). Employers also have the freedom to communicate directly with interested candidates to ask them to take a skills test (there are hundreds to choose from; Microsoft Excel is one example), to request an interview and/or a background or reference check.
HireMeNow.com makes all temporary workers available at a 42% mark-up, so a $20.00 per hour temp will always cost $28.40 (all-inclusive, including the temp's wages, FICA, FUTA, workers comp insurance, etc.). HireMeNow.com's 42% mark-up is significantly less than that of traditional agencies, which can charge 60%, 80%, 100% or more. If an employer later decides to convert a temp to a direct hire, HireMeNow.com charges a one-time conversion fee of 8% of the annualized wage. Traditional temp agencies or headhunters charge between 20% and 30% of an employee's annual salary, so this represents a large additional savings for companies.
HireMeNow.com is the new, multimedia model for recruiting in the 21st century. It is an innovative combination of a self-service online temporary staffing firm and a professional and secure place for job candidates to post personal profiles, including VINTROs™, or video resumes, and AudioIntros. At HireMeNow.com, companies seeking temporary help connect directly with workers seeking temporary or contract assignments. Unlike typical job boards, HireMeNow.com fulfills the traditional role of an employment agency, placing the temporary workers on its payroll, and handling all taxes and insurance. Clients do not have to pay to post jobs; they only pay for hours actually worked by the candidates they find on HireMeNow.com. HireMeNow.com believes it can bring the temporary staffing industry completely online, in a model that replicates the success of online travel booking—hiring companies can simply plug in their candidate criteria, execute a simple search, find the temporary or contract worker that fits their job posting and hire them—quickly, easily and efficiently. For more information go to www.HireMeNow.com or call 1-888-440-HIRE.
Advantec integrates, develops and supports human resources business solutions for companies nationwide. Advantec provides advanced products and exceptional services to co-employment markets, and human resources outsourcing and management services in select markets. Its adaptable tools and technologies, combined with its consolidated service providers and on-demand consulting services, enable Advantec's clients to concentrate on their top business priorities. Advantec is a registered mark of Agency Solutions International, Inc.
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