Even if you have a very small business that's just you and a couple employees, you still need to have some kind of information technology services for your business. You need to have some way for people to find you if they search the Internet for your site. Those customers need to have some way to contact you, which email can make much easier. But, if you have a small business, you may not have the budget to hire a dedicated IT person, and you really don't want to kind of limp around with what you or another employee can manage. However, there are ways that you can get the IT services that you need. One of them is to use an IT staffing agency. There are a lot of benefits that you will see if you choose to do it this way.
Temp employees are often paid as contractors. That means that you are paying them in a different way, and the contract employee is in charge of taking care of paying the government for their taxes, which can save you money in the end. If they aren't contractors, then generally the temp agency pays their taxes. That's because the temp employee can be seen as having two separate employees, you and the temp agency. Make sure to double check the tax status, because you may risk some liability if taxes aren't paid correctly.
Another benefit is that you may not have to pay for benefits like health insurance or paid time off. Temporary agency employees are classified differently under labor laws and don't automatically qualify for any employee benefits. However, some in some states, you may have to offer the employees the chance to buy into any employee insurance plan that you may offer. While you may not have to give them paid time off, you will have to make sure that you are being compliant with things like Family Medical Leave Act and make sure that you are giving the temp employee the required time off if it is requested and all the requirements are met.
If you are in need of IT services to make sure that your office's intranet is set up and that you can access the Internet and have computer systems that work, but you can't afford to hire someone who does nothing but IT services, one option is to go through a temp agency.