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The Benefits and Detractors of Working for a Temp Agency

Temporary agencies are an important part of gaining experience and provide opportunities for employment that may have not been available otherwise. Temporary agencies offer short-term and recruitment level staffing for organizations that are growing but do not want to hire permanent full-time employees. It offers organizations flexibility in ensuring the company has the necessary skills and abilities without making a long-term commitment. There are a few benefits and detractors job seekers should consider before joining a temp agency. No Benefits  Temporary work doesn’t come with the benefits you would find in full-time employment positions. With the advent of Obamacare such workers can opt to secure their own insurance but there is no obligation for the employer to offer such insurance as most assignments are under the required amount of hours that make them full-time.  Gaining Needed Experience Despite not having insurance employees that have minimal experience i

The Benefits of Executive Compensation Metrics

Much has been written about executive pay and there appears to be a natural distrust of rapid growth in compensation during a recessive period of history. Some may argue that executive pay has risen too far in recent decades while others argue that the pay is warranted based upon performance. We can be sure that pay has risen substantially over the past few decades and this is not necessarily a bad thing as long as the performance metrics are accurate and reflective of actual performance. How that performance is measured becomes a key concern. Like employees, executives need motivation and incentives to perform at their optimal level. However, such performance should be based on their actual contribution to the organization versus a quick in and out strategy. Improper metrics can lead to high pay and low performance situations that damage the financial performance of an organization and the employ-ability of those who work for them. Because there is a natural distrust of higher