Overview of Flexible Rates
The dental facility will determine a base pay rate based on prevailing
wages in the area and other factors. The temp personnel can accept a
position or decline.
As always, RDH Temps, Inc. will employ the temps and take care of all
employment law, tax code and insurance matters.
Facilities will be billed the agreed-upon pay rate plus a percentage for
direct payroll costs such as taxes, employee insurance and payroll
processing. Our low management fee will then be calculated as a percentage
of pay and direct payroll costs. Call for specifics.
New Overtime Policy
Our new overtime policy (effective March 1, 2009) gives offices the flexibility to adjust to schedule
A dental facility will be billed for overtime only when an individual temp
exceeds 40 hours in a week at that facility.
Temps working for RDH Temps, Inc. for more than 40 hours in a work week will
be paid overtime. (Temps may not work overtime without prior express written
permission from RDH Temps, Inc.)
Financial Impact to Facilities
Flexible Rates represent a whole new way of doing business. In comparing daily
totals for temporary services against our prior fixed rates, in some cases
totals will go up slightly, in others totals will go down. With flexible rates
RDH Temps, Inc. will no longer be required to enact rate increases every year or two in order
to keep current with the market.
Facilities will find that daily totals for assistants and administrative
staff will be reduced across the board under flexible rates. With hygienists,
daily totals will be less than before for short days or long days (since there
is no more daily overtime.) The specific break-even points depend on the
agreed-upon base pay rate. In certain geographic areas where the prevailing
wage is 10% lower than the norm, the daily total will be lower under all
Financial Impact to Staff
The idea for Flexible Rates came in response to calls we often recieved from
staff in areas where the prevailing wages were significantly lower than our
fixed rate. The caller often said they would be happy to work for a lower
rate if it meant more work. In other areas, we had the opposite problem -
we were unable to attract temps to fill jobs because what we paid was well
below the prevailing wage. We realized that we could stop dictating rates
and let the free market work its magic.
Temps are under no obligation to take the rate that is offered. If
they would be willing to take the job if the rate were higher, they can submit
a counter-offer which will be presented to the facility if nobody takes the
job at the offered rate. Facilities may offer a higher rate for a particular
temp they have had before and especially liked. This market-driven approach
will ensure that in hard economic times staff still get the opportunity to
work, and that when
demand for quality dental personnel is high, base pay rates will reflect that.
"The response to our new flexible rates has been
overwhelmingly positive from both dental facilities and our staff.
Many facilities told us they love how our proportional management fee
combined with the elimination of daily overtime gives them more flexibility
in using our temps to achieve coverage they need.
The fact that facilities are now able to set a base pay rate that is
appropriate for the specific requirements of the job in the specific
geographical area isn't just great for the facilities; our staff in some
regions are already seeing that when facilities have the option of paying
based on prevailing wages, the opportunities to work increase dramatically."
RDH Temps, Inc.