BURBANK, Calif., June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Emergent, a contingent workforce employer, today announced the launch of a new model that aims to change the way companies engage temporary and project based contingent workers. By cutting out the "middleman" between companies and the contingent workforces they utilize, Emergent's solution helps eliminate high markups, hidden fees, and risky employment practices often found in the staffing industry.
"We believe the traditional model of staffing contingent workers needs to be restructured since it is often too expensive and full of hidden risks," says Bill Inman, president of Emergent. "The marketplace is ready for a new approach that allows companies to source their own contingent workforces while reducing employment liability and gaining greater transparency and more control over their labor costs."
Emergent's solution is fashioned after methods that have been successfully practiced by the entertainment industry for decades.
"The Emergent family of companies, which includes Entertainment Partners and Central Casting, pioneered this model 35 years ago," adds Inman. "For decades, we've helped movie and television productions keep their staffing costs low by employing the contingent workers they source themselves. Emergent now wants to transform how other industries source their contingent labor using this same solution."
Typically, companies manage multiple staffing vendors to source and employ contingent workers. Taking this approach, or recruiting contingent workers internally, creates complexities that result in exposure to unnecessary costs and risks. In contrast, Emergent's solution simplifies the process and offers greater flexibility so companies can easily tap into their existing resources or use job boards and social media to source their own contingent labor, then rely on Emergent as the employer of those workers for the duration of their assignment.
Inman explains that companies can save up to 25% when using its solution because Emergent's costs are based on the pay rate of the worker and do not include high recruiting markups or the burden of maintaining traditional staffing operational costs.
"Few would argue that the contingent staffing landscape is changing fast and companies are looking towards innovation and flexibility to gain the most value from this emerging workforce," Inman adds. "Emergent is empowering companies to maximize the value of this workforce with a model that has proven to be compliant, efficient, and cost transparent."
Emergent is a contingent workforce employer focused on revolutionizing the way companies engage temporary and project-based contingent workers to increase competitiveness and raise profitability. Emergent offers a compliant employment platform that helps companies source their own contingent workforces, reducing their labor costs, minimizing their compliance risk, and improving their overall workforce productivity.
Based in Burbank, California, Emergent is a wholly owned subsidiary of GEP Administrative Services, Inc (GEP) with offices in Alabama, Alaska, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. Along with Emergent, GEP's brands include Entertainment Partners, the largest provider of entertainment industry employer services, and Central Casting, the recognized industry leader in casting for background actors since its inception in 1925.
The Emergent family of companies has delivered service and software solutions for project based workforces for 35 years. To learn more, visit www.emergent.com, read Emergent's blog at www.emergent.com/blogs, follow Emergent on Twitter @ EmergentDotCom, or call Emergent at 1-855.250.5000.