According to Alltop.co.uk there are five top benefits that come from hiring contingent workers. These are:
Flexibility – the flexibility of contract help means you can enlist this employee for any length of time on a temporary or ongoing basis. This is ideal for short-term project, particularly when they are inconsistent and sporadic. As well as meaning that you don’t have to bring on a full-time employee when you are unsure whether you have long-term work for them, it also eliminates the need to reduce staff when the work dries up!
Cost savings – temporary workers/contractors save your company money in the following way – from reducing waste to minimising expenses.Consider the following:
No holiday pay, sick pay or overtime
Reduced overhead, such as the cost of hardware of software
Tax benefits – as contractors pay their own!
Motivation – a contractor has built-in incentives to deliver quality work and quick turnarounds – no work means no pay! With contractors you are less likely to deal with employee burnout or laziness. Referrals are the bread and butter of a contractor’s business. The worker is self-motivated to meet or exceed expectations, if only because that is how he or she keeps getting work.
Specialisation - contractors are constantly improving their skills as they take on new projects and gain new experiences. This works as another benefit for you – when you hire a contractor to do accounting, design, copywriting, labour or any other help, you gain the expertise of someone who focuses on that particular skill set.
Fresh Perspectives – Contractors offer an invaluable benefit to companies that hire them – fresh perspectives. Think of all the methods companies use to drum up new ideas. With contractors, you easily gain new ideas and perspective simply by adding new voices to your team.