It is an appropriate solution for businesses of any size who want to bring in external expertise: the consultant carries out their assignment for you under their own steam. The consultant is employed by an umbrella company, which practises wage portage. This system has many advantages for managing your service providers.
Wage portage is ideal for companies working in project mode, and who regularly need experts to support them. The wage portage system for companies can be activated within 48 hours and the process for setting it up is very simple.
You add to your team without increasing your payroll. A consultant using wage portage, as a service provider, does not come into your headcount. This allows you to strengthen your skills during a period of economic uncertainty or when your recruitment capacity is limited.
You cut the cost connected with an external service: an umbrella company receives a much lower margin than other service providers like Digital Services Companies or temporary staff (usually between 15 and 30%). You negotiate fees with your consultants directly, and we support you in your procedures, so that your interests coincide with those of your consultants.
→ The consultant working on an assignment in your company is our employee, so there is no possibility of illegal subcontracting or the illicit supply of workers.
The expert, the external consultant who is performing an assignment for your company using wage portage is a service provider. Therefore, you cannot be accused of illegal subcontracting or the illicit supply of workers, since this expert is employed by the umbrella company. Moreover, none of the employment rules relating to your company applies to your relationship. The rules that apply to employees of your company do not extend to this service provider, who is the employee of the umbrella company. They do not have the same rights and obligations as an employee of your company.