Having a Trusted Resource Could Prove Invaluable to Your Business
Hiring full-time employees is an arduous task, especially when searching for a specific skill set in a candidate. There are, however, a number of benefits for utilizing a more temporary solution. Hiring an independent contractor can provide a business with the expertise and flexibility needed to undertake a multitude of corporate projects or fill interim positions within the company. Some primary examples of the advantages in hiring independent contractors are as follows:
- Well-defined Skill Sets – A respected independent contracting firm will come with a lengthy resume and specific examples of past projects to allow a company to choose the right fit for what the business needs. References also can usually be provided so a company can have confidence that the contractor can perform to expectations.
- Commitment to Resource – Employees include additional costs. Health care costs, payroll taxes, benefit plans and other overhead can be an additional significant cost burden when hiring full-time employees.
- Flexibility on Timeline – Independent contractors work on the company’s schedule. A business has the flexibility to hire and terminate as the wants and needs of the company ebb and flow throughout the year.
A company in the process of acquiring additional help, whether it is through employees or an outside independent resource, should make sure to review all available options. There is a time and place for both.