Do you have peak levels of activity? Would you like to retain your part-time employees by offering them full-time employment? Do you dream of having specific skills but do not have the means? There is a solution:
share your employees with other companies in the frame of an Employer Group!
This innovative system has been present for ten years in our country but remains largely unknown. Nevertheless, in France it has become a custom for companies of all sizes and sectors. It is a method that is very easy to set up and always creates a win-win
The contractor only calls on the employee when needed, he/she learns about the corporate culture without being employed on a «full time» basis and can be immediately operational upon return.
The employee enjoys a permanent contract shared among diverse employers that increases his/her skills and employability, since he/she is able to increase his/her professional experiences. His/her employment
becomes much more secure, as it is less dependent on the possible decline of activity in a single company.
What is the nature of such an advantageous system?
First and foremost, the Employer Group is a company. Yet a company founded by diverse companies who wish to share a service: making the employees that they have chosen and trained available to them. It is a type of skills pool that can particularly benefit
companies that are complementary in terms of seasonality or work schedules. It may resemble temporary employment, but with strong differences as it is practiced among employers that know each other and applied
in an organized way, always with the same loyal employees. Moreover, and this is far from being negligible: shared service is free.
Of course, it is the Group that pays the employer, but the Group itself is property of the employers that have conformed it and it is not profit based. This renders the provision of the employee very inexpensive.
Lastly, becoming part of an Employer Group can have significant effects in terms of contracts, business relationships and useful information. Experience has shown strong business relationships can be forged
within an EG and it is the most active entrepreneurs on each sector that use this system.
How does it work?
Several entrepreneurs that require concrete and regular help from well-trained employees note their complementarity and decide to create an EG.
Together they establish an economic interest Group, which is a type of company that does not require any down payments but whose members hold responsibility. Hence why it is essential to set up the group with trusted partners, as applies to the establishment
of any association.
The EG then hires employees that are available to different members according to a schedule that has been set up by mutual agreement.
A corporate citizen
The system has improved based on experience gained and several bills are being discussed to better tailor the system to the needs of a changing markets. In any case, we can note the benefits of operational EGs:
- Part-time employment contracts become full time.
- Layoffs are avoided due to the expansion of employees.
- Undeclared work loses interest as capacities are tailored exactly to the needs of work.
The government has decided to encourage Employers Groups by helping them in their implementation and dissemination. It is a good sign given to all freelance employees so that they can be active in work and roll
up their sleeves to attain good results…
For any information, practical modalities for creating an EG, follow-up and assistance: Contact Business Assistance SPRL