Hiring a Contractor — What Does That Mean For You?!

If you’ve read our most recent newsletter (which you can request at info@aquantusllc.com if you haven’t received it!), you saw the big news — AquantUs is expanding into contract recruiting! What does this mean for YOU? It means that we want to be your one-stop-shop – the people that can solve ALL of your problems.

If you’re new to this contract recruiting thing, grab a chair and cozy up, because we’re going to get into the nitty-gritty details of the advantages of hiring a contract employee.

They say the devil is in the details, and that’s very much the case with contractors vs. direct hire employees. You see, a lot of employers shy away from hiring a short-term employee because, well, the hiring process as a whole is daunting and exhausting. However, that isn’t the case with contractors! In fact, their hiring turn-around is MUCH quicker and MUCH easier! It’s so favorable, in some cases, that, according to this article by CNBC,

“Google, Facebook, Amazon, Uber and other Silicon Valley tech titans now employ thousands of contract workers to do a host of functions… This year at Google, contract workers outnumbered direct employees for the first time in the company’s 20-year history.”

So, why exactly are companies opting for contract workers? Well, for one, the turn-around time is fast. Contractors can be in an office working in as little as a week because their contracts oftentimes don’t have to undergo the same legal scrutiny and budget approval as a permanent employee’s. That means you can immediately reduce your team’s workload. Since these guys and gals have lots of experience in lots of different companies, they tend bring a plethora of skills to the table. As a result, they can get in and get the job done with little to no training. They can help you meet year-end and quarterly deadlines, accelerate special projects, cover employee leaves of absence, etc. from day one!

That in itself should be enough convincing, but if it’s not, let’s talk money! Yes, contractors generally demand more per hour than their permanent counterparts, but you can actually save money by opting to hire short-term. According to Forbes, you can cut costs by 20% to 30% — or more! The savings come from not having to pay benefits, as well as the obligatory taxes that you would otherwise have to pay for a direct hire employee.

Convinced yet? Let us know by emailing tiffany@aquantusllc.com! And for our traditional, permanent employees, maybe it’s time to give a contract opportunity a shot! Stay tuned to read about the advantages a contract role has for you!



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