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Worker Classification Screening
Issuance of Tax Forms
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Standard Background Checks
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Employee Benefits**  
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1099 Independent Contractor vs. W-2 Employee

*Estimate based on "Office Professional" Positions
**Profit margin dependent upon employee elections in Express

You recruit the candidate and collect your profit, then we’ll handle the paperwork.

Top Echelon Contracting is a full-service back-office provider, meaning we become the legal W-2 employer for contract candidates that recruiters place with us.

Adding contract staffing and increasing your profit is easy with Top Echelon Contracting.

  • Seamless Startup and Integration

    Top Echelon Contracting provides a free resource – our quick start guide – to help you easily add contract staffing to your business.

  • Increase Your Recruiter Income

    If you only offer direct-hire placement services to your clients, contract staffing can increase your recruiter income in a number of ways.

What Is Contract Staffing in Recruitment?

Contract staffing in recruitment is when a client is in need of technical workers for a limited time frame. These workers are referred to as contingent workers, and the burden of being a W-2 Employer of Record is taken off of the client, and placed on you, the recruiter, or a third party back-office staffing solutions provider.

The contract staffing process allows your clients to keep their employee churn rate down, since contingent workers aren’t technically employees. However, many recruiters are hesitant to grow into becoming contract staffing recruiters in addition to making permanent placements because of the back-office administration required, and the new fee model. However, recruitment back-office solutions are a cost-effective way to reduce the administrative burden, and a thoughtful contract staffing agreement between you and the client can be just as profitable as a perm placement.

Contact Staffing isn’t just good for recruiters…

How Your Clients Benefit

Companies that utilize contractors through the back-office services of Top Echelon Contracting can reduce their overall staffing costs and increase their staffing flexibility. At the same time, they can avoid the administrative and financial responsibilities associated with engaging contractors or employing personnel.

Learn more about the benefits of using contractors

How Your Candidates Benefit

Work/life balance, a weekly paycheck, the opportunity to travel, or increased knowledge – there are many reasons to work on contract assignments. Top Echelon Contracting can help technical, professional, and healthcare contractors achieve their career goals.

Learn more about the benefits of being a contract employee