Organizations opt for contract staffing for many reasons. Some of these reasons include need for additional man power to get the job done; hiring manager needs a resource immediately to fill a open position and cannot wait for the HR to onboard the employee; and the company has exhausted all recruiting vehicles and cannot find a suitable employee. Addtionally the company wants to be doubly sure about whom they recruit and prefer the ‘try before you buy’ or contract-to-hire models.
The business case for contract staffing is proven beyond doubt that it reduces risk and saves you money, time and energy. Whatever be the reason you choose to go with contract staffing, you need to identify the right partner who will help you place people on contracts. Some of the essentials that you need to look at are:
There are multiple ways by which you can staff your project team. Some of the options available would be to use existing resources, hire full-time employees, use contract resources or outsource the entire project to an expert company. Each of the options has its own merits and de-merits. Essentially, organizations should ensure the success of the project.
Some of the practices that organizations can adopt in fulfilling their resource requirements are:
1. Differentiate between strategic and non-strategic work and recruit full-time employees for strategic work and go with contract resources for non-strategic work
2. Where there is a need for knowledge continuity and there is a need for resources with newer technology skills, recruit full-time employees that allows for knowledge continuity. Organizations can de-risk this by initially hiring contract resources with the option to hire the right resources in the future.