Amy Stuntz
Amy Stuntz

Aha Moment! When Contract Is The Best Route For Your Hiring Needs

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April 2, 2019

Is contract staffing the end all be all solution for an insurance company's staffing needs? Certainly not, but you might be surprised in the midst of a search how many times a direct hire changes to contract. Contingency staffing can shift and shape based on the simultaneous needs of a company and job seeker. Here are perfect scenarios where contract is the best route.

Have a Project You Need Completed?

  • An experienced hire of a COO, Director of Operations, Service Team Leader or Department Manager can help you create organizational charts, workflows, and position descriptions without committing to a permanent hire you’re not certain you’re ready to make.
  • Switching technology services, databases, or other resources? Hiring someone with this expertise can be the solution to avoid distraction and lost productivity in your existing team.
  • Clean up from a past hire that has left. This can be books of business, financials, procedures, or any other areas of challenge you face.
  • Made an acquisition? A contract hire can be perfect for assimilating divisions post-merger.

FMLA or Other Short-Term Needs

Maternity leave or dependent care vacancies leaving you shorthanded? Have an employee who needs to step away to care for a family member? Contract employment sets the ‘short term’ expectation but always leaves you the option to propose a permanent role if you like what you see.

Bide Your Time

Inches away from landing the next big account? Know it will require a hire? Do not delay and lose an awesome hire. Contract is a great backstop to get them started now without a long-term commitment.

‘Try Before You Buy’

  • Interviewed a great candidate but their job history has you second guessing? Contract = Trial Period. Think of it like a designed probationary period before you commit to a permanent hire.
  • Candidate still needs to get licensed? Convert them from temp to perm after passing the exam.

Attract the “Silver Workforce”

Be the organization that defines WORK/LIFE BALANCE. Contract offers flexibility to people who identify as semi-retired, silver workforce and snowbirds.

 

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