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Billing Rates: Why LexInsight’s a Better Choice Than a Staffing Agency

Mar 19, 2018 5:23:31 AM / by Jennifer Roberts

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When you need eDiscovery services, there are plenty of reasons to take on a temporary worker instead of a full-time employee. Maybe you need help fast, maybe you’ve seen high turnover for the position, or maybe you don’t have enough hands in HR to work on hiring. Whatever your reason, your first instinct will likely have you turning to a staffing agency for help.

But you’ll want to be careful about whom you turn to.

Why staffing agencies are a bad idea

It’s tempting to turn to staffing agencies the moment you need extra hands. Not only does the price tag look attractive at first glance, the agencies also seem to have a bottomless well of talent. But you have to remember: At the end of the day, these staffing agencies are in business to make money. And that means you’ll be subject to high billing rates.

Instead of paying for the eDiscovery specialist to contribute to your bottom line, you’ll also pay a markup for the agency. How much will you have to pay? It’s not unusual to pay 20% of the worker’s salary, but the fees often go much higher.

Some staffing agencies have gotten so out of control with their price structures, states have stepped in and capped how much they may charge. New York, for example, has established fee restrictions based on percentages of the worker’s first-year salary.

But a percentage of the worker’s salary isn’t the only payment you need to scan the contract for. You could also be subject to a number of one-time feesthat’ll contribute to high price tags. For example, you may have to pay a fee if you decide to permanently hire the eDiscovery lawyer.

Why LexInsight is the better choice

With LexInsight, you get to pick from a huge field of talented individuals, and you can select a specialist that’s perfect for your needs. Try coordinating that through a staffing agency! LexInsight makes the process totally transparent and easy to use.

Billing through LexInsight is also simpler. There’s no extravagant markup to worry about, which means you’ll get expert talent without the accounting headache.

So if you’re ready to hire a star-studded contractor, join LexInsight. You’ll find exactly the professional you need — at a price you can easily afford.

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Topics: On Ediscovery

Jennifer Roberts

Written by Jennifer Roberts

Jennifer Roberts is the Director of Marketing for LexInsight. When she's not spreading the word about LexInsight, you can find her running half marathons, dancing Argentine tango, or writing about wine.