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Benefits of hiring contract staff

December 4, 2019

1. Reduced long-term labor cost

They are on a Contractual basis, and do not require an annual salary. Neither will you need to accrue money to spend on paid learning and development for them in most instances, as they will only benefit your business for a limited period.

2. Shorter hiring process

The process for hiring contract employees is traditionally a lot quicker – and it certainly should be! This is both because you should be hiring for technical skills to deliver something specific rather than long-term cultural fit.

3. Instant impact

They are only joining for a short period of time and should know that they need to make an instant impact. Be courteous but also know that you won’t have to spend weeks familiarizing them with the work environment, introducing them to every member of staff and training them with a whole multitude of systems; they should of course be given a soft landing but they are not your forever people!

4. Fresh perspectives

Sometimes it just takes one outsider to completely change – for the better – the way a business operates. The newer contract base staff you hire, the more unique perspectives you’re going to get.

5. Highly skilled, niche experience

Contractual staff usually have a very specific skillset and are accustomed to performing on very niche projects. Having a highly specialized individual on your team can really help to drive your business forward.

6. Flexibility

Perhaps the most widely acknowledged benefit is that they are flexible. They allow you to respond to market needs and demands, as they happen. They are often used to working in different locations, for different personalities, for varied periods of time. Also, hiring a contractor gives you the option of evaluating whether you have a long-term job requirement in a function.

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