5 Perks Of Hiring A Contractor



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Are you a small business owner needing to hire help? Maybe you don’t have a big budget or time to train someone up? Then employing an independent contractor could be right for you.

If you’re not sure what a contractor is or why your company might benefit from taking this hiring approach, don’t worry – that’s what we’re here to explain!

What is a contractor?
A contractor is someone who works for you on a short-term basis (often a number of weeks or months) and is usually hired to help you with a specific project.

Why hire contractor?
There are plenty of reasons why you’d hire contract staff, below are a selection with the biggest pulling power.

+ MONEY SAVING
Contractors have higher hourly rates but you save money by not committing to a salary. They don’t require employee benefits or contributions to be made to their Medicare and superannuation either.

+ SPECIALISED SKILLS
Say you needed help from a Videographer for three projects, that’s not enough to justify hiring someone full-time. Contractors enable you to access a vast range of niche skill sets short term.

+ EXPERT HELP
Contractors tend to have more experience, meaning that you won’t have to spend time and money training them up before they can start being productive in your business.

+ FINDING THE RIGHT FIT
If it’s not working out with a specific contractor you just don’t use them again! It’s much easier to terminate their contract quickly and hire someone else than it is to fire a full-time employee.

+ EASE
Hiring contractors puts less of a strain on your HR Department too as they come with a lot less paperwork. They’re responsible for their own worker’s permits and professional licenses.

Despite what we’ve said, we’re by no means suggesting that hiring a string of independent contractors is the right strategy for every business but it certainly gives some food for thought.

Looking to hire a creative or digital professional? Then give our awesome team of recruiters a call today on (03) 9514 1000 to discuss how we can help find the right contractor for you!