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Washington, June 13 (ANI): Some companies are ditching old-fashioned business models to adopt 'supertemps' trend as more and more people are choosing to work as temporary employees.The Harvard Business Review has reported that some 58 percent of companies are planning to use temporary employees-at all levels-over the next few years.Authors Jody Greenstone Miller and Matt Miller said that temporary employment is no longer limited to administrative assistants, warehouse workers, or other low-level work, according to CBS News.High-level people are choosing to work as temporary employees and earning money comparable to what they would have earned as an employee, or even as a partner, in a traditional company.When you have specialized skills that are in demand, it can be to your advantage to work solo. That allows you to take on the projects you like, rather than dealing with the typical administrative and political headaches in a traditional corporate job. Working on your own is not traditional, but the people who do it find it to their liking. A 2011 survey of independent professionals (in other words, high-end temporary workers) found that close to 80 percent of these workers were satisfied with their current situation. That figure is especially notable given that 45 percent of the respondents had been "forced" into that role. Among those who aren't forced into these less permanent positions are the highly educated and experienced women who are building their own mommy track. Instead of settling for a less fulfilling career in favor of a family, these women get both. And companies see value in an experienced, capable temp.There's less risk in hiring a temp then there is in hiring a "permanent" employee. And filling a role with an interim person can allow a company the time to determine which path they would like to take.Temps also allow for flexibility, which can ultimately lead to cost savings. You can test ideas rather than having to make commitments to full-time staff. If the idea fails, it doesn't lead to layoffs and unhappy former employees. If it succeeds, companies can then decide to staff it formally. (ANI)
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