Your company is expanding. Business is good, and you need more people on staff to help with the demand. That’s great news! So, you’re looking to hire new employees—and during the Great Resignation, no less.
But are full-time hires the way to go?
According to the Wall Street Journal, people are quitting full-time jobs. While contract work was once seen as a “layover” for executives angling toward retirement or a first step for those looking to re-enter the workforce after time away, the tides have changed. Consulting and contract work are becoming the more attractive option—for both new hires and employers—in today’s job market.
One in five (20%) of contractors cite schedule flexibility as a reason for choosing temporary/contract work—and that need for flexibility is one of the elements that caused such a seismic shift in employment over the past few years.
For new hires, the perks are obvious: flexible hours, more control, and more money. But for companies both large and small, hiring contractors provides its own set of perks. Here are five things to consider when hiring contractors.