Our strength is meeting your ever-changing workforce needs
At IPM, we offer our clients employee management, payroll and staffing solutions that meet their changing workforce needs. We are a global, full-service firm that specializes in providing five star customer service to both our clients and our employees. Whether you need a single engineer or a complete ERP adoption team, we can help. IPM handles contingent labor, whether a W-2 employee, a 1099 independent contractor or an 1120 company. We handle the unique staffing needs of our clients with unparalleled professionalism and dedication to our clients’ success.
Contingent labor is any worker that is not considered a permanent hire
The relationship between staffing providers, businesses, Managed Services Providers and the labor force is changing. We are using our 25 years of staffing expertise to build lasting value for companies by serving as a key supplier of qualified employees.
Traditionally, contingent labor resources were recruited and pay-rolled by either the hiring company or a 3rd party vendor, such as IPM. In today’s economy, the concept of contingent labor has expanded to include client “pre-identified” resources who, most likely, are employed by a 3rd party staffing/employee management company like IPM, while providing services and work product to the end-client through an MSP.
WHY A COMPANY SHOULD CONSIDER UTILIZING PRE-IDENTIFIED LABOR
Unlike traditional “sourced” labor, pre-identified labor creates the several benefits for the end-client.
- Managers have increased autonomy over who they hire and what the pay rate is for that position.
- Cost savings is achieved through more efficient recruiting practices.
- Pre-negotiated margins creates important transparency between the 3rd party vendor and end-client.
While traditional, sourced staffing is many times the only option, pre-identified workers are a growing resource in the labor market. They bring a known skill-set to the end-client and the hiring manager. Clients who utilize a quality reputable 3rd party vendor like IPM to process and manage its pre-identified labor experience less turnover allowing the client company to focus on its core expertise.
The contingent labor world is one of dynamic decision making, execution and needed flexibility in an evolving global economy. Just because a workforce is contingent does not obviate the need of dependability and predictability in that workforce. Dependability of contingent labor, especially in project critical fields like IT and engineering, is still an essential goal. Even when full-time long term employment may not make business sense, for either the client or contingent worker, the stability a work force, especially in a “go live” situation is always necessary to bring a project in on time and on budget.
IPM’s top to bottom “White Glove” approach and open communication ensures the greatest stability while maintaining the needed flexibility of our clients and their workforces.
We take the headaches out of managing and paying your people
Our clients often comment how relieved they are to not have to worry about the overwhelming burden of processing payroll and managing employee paperwork. We give our clients the flexibility to select only the services and solutions that they need – maybe that is a full-service web-base payroll system. But if all they want is to email in time cards, we can help them as well. All of our clients receive our White Glove customer service, which helped us achieve a 96% satisfaction rating in our last survey.
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We can secure the talent you require
IPM began in 1992 as an IT recruiting and staffing firm, expertly meeting the unplanned and critical needs of global Fortune 100 Companies such as Shell Oil, Exxon and Chevron. Through the years IPM has developed into a full service Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) firm; providing recruiting and staffing that meets the demands and needs of today’s largest and most dynamic companies. And in addition to working directly with large global organizations, IPM enjoys relationships with MSPs and can work with any VMS.
Whether you need a single scarce resource engineer or an entire implementation team, IPM can help locate and secure the talent you require for your projects. We differentiate ourselves with the features and business processes described below.
IPM’s account managers understand our clients’ specific needs. If your needs are staff augmentation, we can work with you to develop Service Level Agreements (SLA’s) that give you a short list of candidates matching your needs within two or three business days of receiving your requirements. If you have projects, we can manage and tailor teams to meet each of your project’s goals. IPM’s focus is our customer – ensuring that we provide total customer service and the highest ROI.
The Best Talent
IPM’s commitment to service means that we provide our clients with the best consultants. Our unique approach to recruiting and retaining the best consultants translates directly as a benefit for our customers. Consultants often approach IPM and request to work with us. Why? Because they have heard from other IPM consultants that we pay on a net-zero basis. This practice is un-matched within the consulting industry.
The net-zero aspect is only one of many reasons consultants are attracted to IPM. We provide many additional benefits such as training sessions to keep skill sets current and we absorb the cost of professional insurance which usually has to covered by the consultant. IPM’s HR staff is available on a 24/7 basis to speak with our consultants so they have the support they need to be successful. We do everything we can to care for our consultants; this results in an extremely experienced, loyal and dedicated workforce. IPM account managers work closely with each member of our consulting team to ensure that everyone’s needs are being fully met.
Long Term Stability
Your business depends on the people within your organization. Your ability to staff key initiatives and to adapt to changes in technology and industry will determine your organization’s level of success. IPM ensures that you always have top consultants assigned to your projects. Your account manager will provide you with service around the clock to make sure that your needs are being addressed. IPM’s customers enjoy an increased level of stability throughout their organization because our consultants and account managers are focused on delivering results. Our close relationship with our consultants is in direct contrast to the human commodity model widely used today, instead we work closely with them and deliver extraordinary results to our clients.
A Focus on ROI
Your investment in professional services needs to yield maximum returns. What aspects of IPM sets us apart from the myriad of competitors? Our commitment to service can not be matched. We encourage you to inquire with other firms to find out if they have ever missed a pay date for any of their consultants and if so, how did this effect their consultant’s ability to deliver for their customer? Please ask if they will agree to pay their consultants on a net-zero basis, as this eliminates the primary risk of distraction within the consulting industry? It is likely that only IPM can answers both of these questions to your satisfaction. We take every measure available to ensure a successful consulting engagement. This commitment from us to you and to our consultants allows us to work closely with all parties to ensure all your needs are being met. In tough financial times, you often don’t get the attention you need from an overloaded account manager and the consultant often gets their paycheck delayed by months. Make no mistake about it, you bear the full cost for this. Before you decide to invest your consulting dollars elsewhere please think about the level of return that only IPM can deliver.
Let us reduce your risk
Simply calling someone an independent contractor does not protect you from the rules and regulations under standard US Labor Law. The IRS and state governments have specific guidelines. Historically, the determination of who was an employee versus an independent contractor revolved around 20 questions the IRS utilized in making that decision.
Today, it is more about daily work, control, and payment among other factors. Developing programs that keep companies compliant is more complex than ever. We have processes in place to assure that independent contractors are properly classified and that the employer is protected from the risk and liability if the IRS determines otherwise allowing employers to obtain that much needed talent with a piece of mind not possible without a thorough analysis.
Whether a company makes that determination to independently utilize pre-identified or recruited resources or engages us to assist in that determination, IPM is there to minimize risk for employers while supporting a stable contingent workforce for the employer. No company that provides contingent labor or payrolling services should be giving you advice on what is essential a legal determination, but what we CAN do is provide you with guidelines and information asking the right questions that will help a company make that decision. If need be we can make a referral to competent legal counsel.
IPM works through VMSs and MSPs to provide our “5-Star White Glove” services for contingent labor to not only the ultimate end-client, but also the MSP/VMS and the individual worker.
We make a fantastic partner.
Okay, so we understand that might be a little forward, right? However, we have built relationships with some of the world’s largest and most successful MSPs. We consistently get ranked as a top supplier by our MSP partners. Our leadership team made the business decision long ago that we were happy with our MSP partners and we would rather work WITH them instead of compete against them.
In addition to our amazing customer service and attention to our clients, our WBEA and HUB status makes us an attractive partner for MSPs.