Renowned for their specialist skill sets, flexibility and ability to work remotely - contractors are an ideal solution where an organisation has a resource requirement but limited time or face-time available to take on a permanent hire.
Do you have an urgent business need? With extensive experience in recruiting temporary and contract positions for diverse business requirements, Walters People takes you through 5 scenarios where your business will benefit from recruiting temp and contract staff.
Onboarding new staff remotely
During challenging periods where remote working is allowing you (as much as possible) to maintain ‘business as usual’ operations, onboarding new talent can be a challenge.
A dispersed, remote team does not allow for the typical approach to onboarding, training, and meet & greets. In a situation where face-to-face interaction is limited, technology and video communication can prove vital for successfully onboarding of new staff.
Due to their experience, contractors require little or no induction, resources or training, seamlessly transitioning into a position.
Accustomed to working remotely and hitting the ground running, contract staff can be the ideal solution to fulfil a business need, with minimal onboarding requirement.
Looking for a speedy placement that can adapt quickly to a remote working environment? Due to their experience, they require little or no induction, resources or training, seamlessly transitioning into a position. What’s more, a contractor’s experience of working remotely means that their communication via digital means is typically advanced. This means you can maximise their output immediately.
Bridging short-term skills gaps
During busy periods with an increased workload, temporary or contract workers can alleviate a short-term skills or resource gap. Hiring a contractor can also fulfil a skills shortage temporarily, whilst you continue to recruit a permanent position. This is particularly useful for hiring managers where the recruitment process is more drawn out due to a narrow talent pool with few suitable candidates.
Providing valuable contingency
Contractor workers provide invaluable contingency in the instances there are time gaps between employees leaving or starting at your business. For example, where a new permanent hire has a six-month notice period, an interim manager could be a recommended option to temporarily fulfil a role during this time.
Completing urgent projects
To implement specific projects with defined timelines, multiple contract professionals are the ideal solution, with the flexibility to work on projects that can vary in duration, size and national scope.
The breadth of experience contractors will have around project timelines, means that they are well placed when it comes to prioritising tasks, managing expectations and working to deadlines.
Implementing a new technology or working practice into your business? Then talented interim leaders are the ideal solution when seeking someone with in-depth, specialist knowledge of how to roll out new technologies, as well as have an understanding of their future potential.
Given the vast experience contractors typically have of projects and organisation size, hiring from this pool allows you to think outside of the strict criteria you may have for permanent staff – thus speeding up time-to-hire.
Implementing business transformation
Large-scale projects are a resource-intensive process, demanding the temporary input of professionals with targeted technology expertise to implement fundamental changes to your business.
Senior technology contractors specialising in high-level projects are required to oversee these large and often complex assignments, including business transformation projects, mergers and infrastructure changes.