Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 10, 2013
Over the years, meeting planners have assumed more and more responsibilities in the already taxing program coordination process. While letting go of the reins on such an involved project may be a little worrisome, partnering with a third-party staffing supplier can take a lot of administrative stress off a meeting planner’s plate. Here are some benefits using a third-party staffer and independent Travel Directors can offer:
1. Limited liability
Using independent contractor Travel Directors eliminates the cost of employee benefits, taxes, and unemployment compensation.
2. One point of contact
Staffing suppliers provide an experienced account manager who takes care of packaging a qualified TD team tailored to a planner’s specific onsite needs. The account manager also handles all TD scheduling and pre-trip arrangements.
3. Payment services
Full-service staffing providers, such as Executive Travel Directors, issue per diems, process expense reports, promptly pay TDs, and issue all year-end tax documents to independent contractor staff. Furthermore, they consolidate all billing into one single invoice, which is sent to the client within 14 days of the conclusion of each program.
4. Varied skill sets
Whether a planner needs international, foreign language, pharmaceutical or nearly any other skill-set onsite, a staffing supplier can pull specific individuals from its TD roster. Planners can find onsite logistical staff to manage transportation, food and beverage, rooming, meetings, hospitality desk, VIPs, and more in one easy step. Third party staffers cut out the long and grueling TD search and interview process.
Executive Travel Directors (ETD) is a Chicago-based company providing onsite logistical assistance to business meetings, incentive trips, and medical educational sessions. Since 1988, ETD has operated on respect for meeting planners and the success of their programs. ETD hosts a registry of over 2,000 travel directors and provides staff to more than 5,000 programs annually. For more information on Executive Travel Directors, please visit us at http://www.traveldirectors.com.