Contracting: An attractive option for employers and employees

With the uncertainty and confusion about what exactly Brexit means for the country and many businesses, 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 an opportunity to ‘try before you buy’.

We surveyed some of our candidates to gain deeper understanding about what motivates candidates to accept contract roles.

Take a look at the survey results and view our latest ‘Top Tips to Recruit a Contractor’ infographic here.