The tech market is ever-changing, and if you’re anything like us that’s how you like it. It does mean that it’s critical to keep your finger on the pulse of what’s happening. One thing that is shifting is the way tech talent chooses to sell their skills. We’re seeing a big shift, with top talent moving over to contract to gain all the benefits that come with that way of working. Here’s 3 ways contract workers will benefit your business.
Yes, you definitely have some impressive employees in your perm team and while that is true, tech related components require a certain set of specialised skills that you won’t always have the time or resources to train your team in. This, however, doesn’t mean you can’t benefit from an expert when you’re working on a new project. When you bring in a contract worker for a technical project, they’ll have the equipment needed so you don’t need to break the bank to complete a project.
…speaking of not breaking the bank.. Financial considerations are typically the main deciding factor for every business move, and it’s no different when it comes to the hiring process. Contract staffing is an excellent solution for a tight budget; there are no overhead costs and you won’t have to worry about offering benefits, paid leave, and holiday as you would with a permanent employee. And once the project is finished, there are no more costs. You pay for the specific skill-set for as long as you need it.
In our increasingly technological world, hiring preferences are shifting. Tech platforms make it easier for contractors to find fulfilling work and employers are offering an increasingly flexible employment environment. A growing number of people entering the workforce are gravitating towards autonomy and the ability to work remotely, and Millennials—who will represent 40% of the workforce by 2020—want to work for themselves. Since skilled individuals like tech workers are choosing contract work over permanent placements, the contract job market is growing increasingly competitive.
If you want some advice on taking on contractors, the contract market or immediate support in hiring then our Head of Contract Arron Fray will be more than happy to help.
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