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Hiring A Contractor: The Top 5 Benefits

1st January 1970

Here are 5 of the main benefits of hiring contractor

Here are 5 of the main benefits of hiring contractors.

1. Contractors provide niche skillsets

A contractor can supply niche skills that your company’s in-house team might not have. Rather than upskilling existing team members – especially if these skills are required for a short-term project – it can be more cost effective to hire a contractor to carry out the job.

2. Positive financial impact on the company

Even though a company will probably have to pay a contractor more on a daily rate than they would pay an employee, it will be a more cost-effective option in the long term. With a contractor, a company will bypass having to hire a full-time employee and the hiring process, training and benefits associated with that. And because the contractor will not be on payroll, they won’t be eligible to receive any sick pay, holiday pay, pension benefits or health insurance.

3. Useful option for seasonal workloads

Hiring a contractor to complete a project can make better financial sense if a company has fluctuating workloads. With a contractor, companies will know what they are paying for and will be confident that this person will get the job done within a fixed timeframe.

4. Contractors bring productivity to organisations

Contractors will bring their professional expertise to an organisation. There is no induction process or training required, so they can hit the ground running when starting a project.

5. Contractors are mostly 100% autonomous

With a cost, management spend a lot less time overseeing the work. If there is a problem with the project, the contractor is expected to have the knowledge and the tools of figure it out and fix it. This avoids the need for management to get involved and frees up a company to focus on its core activities and day-to-day running of the business.

Overall, it can be much more beneficial to hire a contractor. Once a project is finished, the contract between both the company and the contractor is also complete. This means that companies don’t have the additional administrative burden of having to lay people off or terminate contracts.

Matt Kelly - Building SpecialistBarnan, Rhode, Offaly, Ireland.    E-mail: info@mattkelly.ie
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