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English translation: employee leasing

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09:58 Apr 28, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Human Resources
German term or phrase: Leiharbeit/Leiharbeiter
In an employment contract relating to temporary or long term outplacements.

Does anyone have an elegant translation, please?
Michael Gould
English translation:employee leasing
Explanation:
See if that fits into your context. There are a great number of references on "employee leasing" to be found; the following examples might help you decide if this is the term you're looking for:

Making Ends Meet with Employee Leasing

Outside of marketing and promotion, personnel is often times the most costly part of running a small business.

With every employee there is workmen's compensation, social security tax, and other matching funds taxes that can really add up. For a lot of small business owners, today's changing economy means longer hours and less help.

Cost is a major factor when it comes to staffing. Small businesses everywhere have the same complaint about how much money each staff member is costing, but there is also the time involved each time you have turnover and to do your payroll.

For most smaller businesses, time and turnover are the top priorities when it comes to staffing. In part, the added time comes from increased turnover, and increased turnover comes from needing more benefits. Benefits, however to a small company can be as much as twice that of a larger corporation, and you can't always afford to offer everything you want.

There is a way around some of this - Employee Leasing! This concept has been around for a long time and is starting to be used more and more. It's like leasing a car or a copy machine - technically it's not yours, but you are in control of it. Think of this as permanent temporary's.

The best part is you don't do the paper work and spend the long hours reviewing forms and sending in forms. The company you use will take care of all that, and offer your staff benefits at prices larger companies see. You just write a check and they take care of the rest.

When looking for an agency make sure you check them out thoroughly. Ask if they will take on your present employees, cutting your costs but having them still work for you. What is their policy pertaining to insurance, vacations, sick days, and any other benefits? This would be a good area for you to ask your staff what they want.

By using this type of payrolling, you still are in charge of your staff, hire and fire them, train them, and every other aspect of employment management -- you just don't do the paper work. There are other benefits too, employee leasing companies can have as many as 1500 employees. This means that their workmen's compensation, health and medical insurance, and other benefits can be a lot lower. That means your fees are a lot lower too.

Using this method of hiring your staff does not mean that you get out of paying. Most agencies charge about 20 to 35 percent over the employees' pay.

This may sound like a lot, however when you start adding up all your expenses, the time and the effort it takes to do it yourself (not to mention your workmen's compensation insurance liability), you'll find it comes to a lot more.

But you're not the only one benefiting from this program, your employees are also. This might not be something you ever considered, and it is not for every employer, but think of the possibilities. It could add up to a win-win situation for both you and your employees.

Check out your phone book, business association and even banker for payrolling and employee leasing companies.
www.retailadvisors.net/Articles/emplleas.htm

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing human resources and human resource management services to staff client businesses. Establishments in this industry operate in a coemployment relationship with client businesses or organizations and are specialized in performing a wide range of human resource and personnel management duties, such as payroll accounting, payroll tax return preparation, benefits administration, recruiting, and managing labor relations. Employee leasing establishments typically acquire and lease back some or all of the employees of their clients and serve as the employer of the leased employees for payroll, benefits, and related purposes. Employee leasing establishments exercise varying degrees of decision making relating to their human resource or personnel management role, but do not have management accountability for the work of their clients' operations with regard to strategic planning, output, or profitability. Professional employer organizations (PEO) and establishments providing labor or staff leasing services are included in this industry
www.census.gov/epcd/ec97/def/56133.HTM

Nov. 25, 1997 Recent scandals regarding employee leasing companies in Colorado should serve as an alert to businesses across the country. Employee leasing arrangements have become increasingly popular with small businesses. In the employee leasing agreement, the employee is technically employed by the lessor and then leased back to the client for a fee. The leasing firm typically oversees all employee wage and benefit administration, unemployment and worker's compensation insurance.
www.bbb.org/alerts/employee.asp

HTH
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Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 19:06
Grading comment
Many thanks. The elegant translation I was seeking.
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Summary of answers provided
naemployee leasingUlrike Lieder
nasubcontracted labour / subcontracted worker(s)Uschi (Ursula) Walke
naSub-contracting/sub-contractorsgcaddy
nahiring-out of labour / hired labour
Vesna Zivcic


  

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47 mins
hiring-out of labour / hired labour


Explanation:
HIRING-OUT OF LABOUR

System in which a hiring-out employer ( lessor ) puts one of their employees at the disposal of a third party (lessee) to perform work for a fixed or open-ended period. Also referred to as "Leiharbeit".



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Vesna Zivcic
Local time: 04:06
Native speaker of: Croatian
PRO pts in category: 8
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4 hrs
Sub-contracting/sub-contractors


Explanation:
This may be used more generally within specific industries (I.T. /Consulting/Building) or for project work.

It will depend on the context

gcaddy
United Kingdom
Local time: 03:06
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5 hrs
subcontracted labour / subcontracted worker(s)


Explanation:
just out of the book and not elegant.
:-)
HTH



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Uschi (Ursula) Walke
Local time: 13:06
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
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7 hrs
employee leasing


Explanation:
See if that fits into your context. There are a great number of references on "employee leasing" to be found; the following examples might help you decide if this is the term you're looking for:

Making Ends Meet with Employee Leasing

Outside of marketing and promotion, personnel is often times the most costly part of running a small business.

With every employee there is workmen's compensation, social security tax, and other matching funds taxes that can really add up. For a lot of small business owners, today's changing economy means longer hours and less help.

Cost is a major factor when it comes to staffing. Small businesses everywhere have the same complaint about how much money each staff member is costing, but there is also the time involved each time you have turnover and to do your payroll.

For most smaller businesses, time and turnover are the top priorities when it comes to staffing. In part, the added time comes from increased turnover, and increased turnover comes from needing more benefits. Benefits, however to a small company can be as much as twice that of a larger corporation, and you can't always afford to offer everything you want.

There is a way around some of this - Employee Leasing! This concept has been around for a long time and is starting to be used more and more. It's like leasing a car or a copy machine - technically it's not yours, but you are in control of it. Think of this as permanent temporary's.

The best part is you don't do the paper work and spend the long hours reviewing forms and sending in forms. The company you use will take care of all that, and offer your staff benefits at prices larger companies see. You just write a check and they take care of the rest.

When looking for an agency make sure you check them out thoroughly. Ask if they will take on your present employees, cutting your costs but having them still work for you. What is their policy pertaining to insurance, vacations, sick days, and any other benefits? This would be a good area for you to ask your staff what they want.

By using this type of payrolling, you still are in charge of your staff, hire and fire them, train them, and every other aspect of employment management -- you just don't do the paper work. There are other benefits too, employee leasing companies can have as many as 1500 employees. This means that their workmen's compensation, health and medical insurance, and other benefits can be a lot lower. That means your fees are a lot lower too.

Using this method of hiring your staff does not mean that you get out of paying. Most agencies charge about 20 to 35 percent over the employees' pay.

This may sound like a lot, however when you start adding up all your expenses, the time and the effort it takes to do it yourself (not to mention your workmen's compensation insurance liability), you'll find it comes to a lot more.

But you're not the only one benefiting from this program, your employees are also. This might not be something you ever considered, and it is not for every employer, but think of the possibilities. It could add up to a win-win situation for both you and your employees.

Check out your phone book, business association and even banker for payrolling and employee leasing companies.
www.retailadvisors.net/Articles/emplleas.htm

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing human resources and human resource management services to staff client businesses. Establishments in this industry operate in a coemployment relationship with client businesses or organizations and are specialized in performing a wide range of human resource and personnel management duties, such as payroll accounting, payroll tax return preparation, benefits administration, recruiting, and managing labor relations. Employee leasing establishments typically acquire and lease back some or all of the employees of their clients and serve as the employer of the leased employees for payroll, benefits, and related purposes. Employee leasing establishments exercise varying degrees of decision making relating to their human resource or personnel management role, but do not have management accountability for the work of their clients' operations with regard to strategic planning, output, or profitability. Professional employer organizations (PEO) and establishments providing labor or staff leasing services are included in this industry
www.census.gov/epcd/ec97/def/56133.HTM

Nov. 25, 1997 Recent scandals regarding employee leasing companies in Colorado should serve as an alert to businesses across the country. Employee leasing arrangements have become increasingly popular with small businesses. In the employee leasing agreement, the employee is technically employed by the lessor and then leased back to the client for a fee. The leasing firm typically oversees all employee wage and benefit administration, unemployment and worker's compensation insurance.
www.bbb.org/alerts/employee.asp

HTH

Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 19:06
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in category: 18
Grading comment
Many thanks. The elegant translation I was seeking.
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