Running employees threw a temp agency

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by eggy, Mar 4, 2001.

  1. eggy

    eggy LawnSite Senior Member
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    Well I have a odd question I ave been messing with the payroll, taxes, reports etc just to have my buddies help me out every now and then, maybe one guy two days a week, or even less one year during the drought. I guess this year I wonder if it would be reasonable to have them ran threw a temp agency? Do you think it would save me some $$ All of them are working full time for other people and just help me out from time to time...Could I run them threw a temp agency?
     
  2. Kirby

    Kirby LawnSite Member
    from iowa
    Posts: 8

    I have used this service in the past and have found it to be helpful. Just from the perspective of not doing the paper work required for employees made it worthwhile. If I pay someone $8.00/hr we are charged $11.20/hr. They handle taxes, insurance, and payroll. Before this service I spent $10.25/hr on an employee making $8.00. So you can see it does cost a little more but for the peace of mind it is worth every penny.
     
  3. eggy

    eggy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 943

    Thanks Kirby, did you find that almost all temp agencies would do this for you? And your guys had no problem getting paid?
     
  4. Kirby

    Kirby LawnSite Member
    from iowa
    Posts: 8

    Most are national companies and can be trusted with reguler pay. Shop around for price and service. Some will not be insured for our type of work, they only offer services to office work etc.
     
  5. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
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  6. summitgroundskeeping

    summitgroundskeeping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 410

    My buddy does that in his company, and the people he gets just slack off, ruin his equipment, and do a bad job. But, that doesn't mean all guys from temp agencies are like that.
     
  7. eggy

    eggy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 943

    I think you might have misunderstood, My freinds is who I would send to the temp agency..and hire them only...I dont know I guess i should just do payroll myself
     
  8. diginahole

    diginahole LawnSite Member
    Posts: 249

    It sounds like you should invest a hundred bucks in a book keeping package like Simply Accounting or MYOB. It takes me 10 seconds to write a payroll cheque and about 3 minutes a month to do my payroll taxes with 3 or 4 employees. These packages have the tables built in and do all the calculations for you.
     
  9. eggy

    eggy LawnSite Senior Member
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    I will look into payroll software...does it provide needed forms for new hires? Also how about if the tax rate changes? Hmmmm Thanks
     
  10. diginahole

    diginahole LawnSite Member
    Posts: 249

    MYOB does,t have new hire forms but it does have tax table updates for the first year when you get the phone in help pkg. Tax tables can be downloaded from the web for a small fee after that. I,m not sure but i think in Canada the government has the tables available on disk.
     

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