The Benefit of Salaried Versus 1099 Employees
Freelanced employees are more common in today’s workplace than ever. The demands of global business mean companies are seeking out talent from further afield, resulting in in-house temporary workers or remote telecommuters. Employment of this type presents organizations with many benefits – it’s cost effective, experts can be brought in and the typical long-winded employee investment can’t be avoided.
But with this comes issues. How can a company successfully introduce a 1099 worker into their workforce, who comes fully engaged and aligned with the business objectives? Freelancers could be working for multiple companies at a time, while remote workers are not a physical part of your workplace, leaving them isolated from the daily operations and often disengaged when it comes to company culture. HR is presented with the task of finding the balance between the 1099 worker and the typical salaried employee.
Form and template software and onboarding programs that conform to government regulations mean your company can keep track of temp workers, allowing for your legal bases to be covering when it comes to tax season. Your 1099 onboarding process should cover your independent contractor agreement, which can be completed by workers during using computer processes that make it easy for them. White label software that can be edited to display the company logo allow temp workers to feel a part of the organization’s brand, encouraging their engagement with your business.
For employees who will be working remotely, the E-Verity system allows companies to check that staff are legal to work within the United States, ensuring that your organization is operating under state and federal law when it comes to hiring temp staff or working with experts in different locations.
A secure onboarding software program only requires staff to fill in their basic information once, and salaried workers can breeze through new hire paperwork as HR has the ability to use template processes and file storage apps to make all the relevant forms and contracts accessible at the click of a button.
Your onboarding program defines how a worker will settle in with your organization, and a frustrating and clunky process can leave staff irritated, reluctant to complete all required tasks. They say you only get one chance at a first impression, and an employee who feels disconnected from your company right away can be damaging to their overall productivity.
Payroll companies who are responsible for a large number of employees can benefit from this software, congregating all the required and detailed work, salary/hourly pay, compensations and benefits information with easy tools that reduce their workload and allow for simple time management. PEO companies who work as an agency and contract out staff can also take advantage of onboarding software when it comes to managing a large and diverse workforce who are temping at various different businesses.
Even if you’re looking for your onboarding software to work for you in terms of salaried workers, let technological advances help you make the new employee transition smooth and simple for both your HR department and new staff.