3 Reasons to Work with Contract IT Employees

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If you’re in need of skilled information technology workers you’ve probably debated the finer points of hiring multiple times. While you can hire someone in house there are times when working with a contractor will be to your advantage. Here are three of the top reasons you may want to work with a contract IT employee.

  1. You only have finite work. The worst case scenario for any employer is to hire workers and have to lay them off again when the work is completed. This doesn’t sit well for long term employee morale and may alienate future prospects with the same subject matter expert. If you need someone for just a project then contract employment is your best bet. You can work with a contracting company to establish the parameters of the project and work out a budget that fits with your business.
  2. You want to defray employment costs. There is more than just employee salary to keep in mind when making a hiring decision. As the employer of record you are responsible for their employment taxes, worker’s compensation insurance, health insurance, and a number of additional administrative costs. Because a consulting company specializes in placing professionals in short term contracts they can develop a pricing plan that can work for you and help defray these hiring costs. Your new employee will be assigned to your business but the staffing service will have responsibility for their pay and benefits. Contractors can be budgeted through the purchasing department of your company rather than human resources.
  3. You are flexible. There are a number of rules and employment laws that govern the difference between and employee and a contractor. If you are flexible with the details of when and how the project is completed, using a contractor is a great option for you. They will be able to work at their own pace and provide regular updates regarding the progress. This can allow you to focus on other aspects of your business while a trained and experienced IT professional handles this project for you.

Are you interested in learning more about working with contract IT employees? VincentBenjamin offers contract staffing solutions for the tech industry at our locations in Phoenix, Denver, Los Angeles and Orange County.