There has been a rise in demand for contractors. According to a study by the Freelance Union, by 2020 half of the workforce will be made up of contractors – increasing from 35% of the workforce in 2014.
There are many benefits for hiring contractors, such as:
- Flexibility: Contractors can be hired on a short-term or permanent basis.
- Access to specialised skills set: Contractors have all the necessary skills and come already trained.
- Contract recruitment has proven to lower recruitment costs.
- It gives companies a ‘Try Before You Buy’ opportunity.
We surveyed some of our candidates to gain deeper understanding about what motivates candidates to accept contract roles.