Cost Comparison and Case Study

Outside temporary staffing vendor or U-M Temporary Staffing Services?

Compare the costs between TSS and an outside vendor. These three examples show the average costs (including hourly pay for the employee and required service charges) of three typical positions for a one-month period.

Administrative Assistant
Staffing Source Hourly Rate Total for One Month - Full-Time Temp
Prime Vendor A $19.54 $3,380.42
Prime Vendor B $19.87 $3,437.51
U-M Temp Staffing* $14.00 + $75 monthly fee $2501.00
Secretary III
Staffing Source Hourly Rate Total for One Month - Full-Time Temp
Prime Vendor A $16.05 $2,776.65
Prime Vendor B $16.10 $2,785.30
U-M Temp Staffing* $12.00 + $75 monthly fee $2155.00
Custodian II
Staffing Source Hourly Rate Total for One Month - Full-Time Temp
Prime Vendor A $11.86 $2051.78
Prime Vendor B $13.02 $2252.46
U-M Temp Staffing* $10.00 + $75 monthly fee $1,808.00

Case Study: Numbers that don’t add up.

This example is a true account from our files. The identities have been concealed to avoid embarrassing outside vendors:

One department needed two accountants for eight weeks. A specialty (non-prime) vendor quoted an hourly rate of $27.00 per hour for each temporary accountant.

The use of the non-prime vendor’s two temporaries would have cost the department over $17,000 for the eight-week period. We filled these two positions instead at a cost of just over $9700 (salary and fees).

Temporary Staffing Services saved this department about $7,500!

*Please note: the TSS monthly service fee does not include potential additional costs such as ESR health insurance and unemployment