The 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.

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

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!