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201 GREAT IDEAS for Your SMALL BUSINESS, Third Edition by Jane Applegate

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GREAT 152 IDEA: Hire an Interim Executive

Small companies are hiring more temporary executives with specific skills. In fact, professionals represent about 25 percent of the total interim workforce.

“With temporary staffing, you get a level of executive you may not be able to afford long term,” said a spokesman for the American Staffing Association in Alexandria, Virginia.

Temporary staffing companies can find you a secretary or find a skilled executive to meet any business challenge. Another benefit: the staffing company handles all the employee-related paperwork, benefits, and payroll taxes.

With thousands of skilled executives tossed into the labor pool by downsizing during the Great Recession, executive temps often have between 15 and 30 ...

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