....Flexible Staffing: Realistic and Risky Expectations, by Donna Deeprose

Do your employees get paid for staying at home? Do people who aren't on your payroll populate your workplace? That's not mayhem; it's flexible staffing, with workers ranging from offsite telecommuting employees to onsite contract workers. But flexible staffing can lead to trouble if companies grasp at it for the wrong reasons. The quiz below lists some realistic and some risky reasons for nontraditional staffing arrangements. Give a green light to the statements you could run with and a red light to those that would alert you to stop and rethink your plans.

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