The way we work requires agility, particularly in the world of IT. If your response doesn’t match the market reality, you put your whole organization at risk.
IT agility is your IT system’s ability to respond to external changes, and part of your agility comes from your people. That’s what IT contractors continue to be an increasingly popular choice for businesses.
Here are three reasons why hiring a contract worker is the right move for your IT team.
You Need Specialist Skills for a One-Off Project
You already have a few IT generalists and maybe even a security specialist. But your existing team may not have the skills and tools needed to complete a vital project.
If you need help with rolling out a cloud computing campaign, setting up an ERP, application development, or data center management, a contractor might be the best option. These projects usually occur over a set timeframe, which means you can hire a contractor for the project’s duration without worrying about finding work for them when you’re done.
You Need to Hire Quickly
Do you need to roll a project out in the next few weeks or months? Have you been given a hard ‘go live’ date by company leadership?
Hiring a full-time employee takes weeks or even months, depending on the skills you need. Contractors take less time to bring on board because they are a once-off investment. Plus, many of today’s top IT talent prefer to work as contractors, so you aren’t limited to candidates currently looking for a new job or getting ready to leave their current post.
The hiring process is more nimble, which means you can complete your projects on time.
You Need an Extra Set of Hands without the Expense
Hiring a new employee costs more than a salary: they have benefits, spend weeks going through onboarding, and can come with huge hiring expenses.
A contractor comes with a fixed fee, no need to pay benefits, and strict end date. So you can remain in control of your human capital costs.
Hiring a contractor makes sense for many companies, particularly when you have project-based work and a strict deadline. But just because you choose the contractor route doesn’t mean you can’t afford to find the right candidate.
Are you looking for an IT contractor? At RightStone, we place the right IT consultants with the right clients using our RightStone 360 process. Get in touch to learn more about how we match technical requirements and personalities.