IT Contractors: 5 Reasons You Need Them Now

Posted by Jeff Pelliccio on Sep 29, 2017 9:00:00 AM

In ICS insights

What’s the one constant in today’s workplace? Change and more specifically, technology-driven change is the one thing that always seems to occur. Are you keeping up with the latest and greatest, and are you prepared to handle what tomorrow may bring? If you are not, it may be that your workforce needs a boost--and IT contractors may be the solution you’ve been seeking. Consider these five reasons why you need to develop connections with IT contractors today.

IT Contractors offer Unique Skill Sets

While you can hire someone to accomplish nearly any goal you may have in mind, what about those “jack of all trade” types? They can be very useful in today’s ever-changing workplace. Many IT contractors have worked on multiple projects or jobs and have developed a variety of interesting and useful skills. You may be amazed by what a good contractor can help you accomplish. Working with a staffing agency can help make sure you get the help you need.

Contractors are Affordable

Hiring new employees is expensive. Not only do you have to worry about salary, but benefits are an issue too. Plus, what if the employee doesn’t work out? You have more costs to deal with. While you will be paying a contractor (usually by hour or project), the flexibility involved in such a move makes them very affordable--especially for a company that is growing and changing. Remember, you get what you pay for, so make sure the contractors you work with have the skills you need to accomplish your goals.

Give a Potential Employee a Try-Out

One of the most appealing types of employment for many is the “contract-to-hire” position. In this case, you are only committing to a contract, but if things work out for you and for the contractor, a full-time position may be created. In doing this, you can decide if the individual is a good fit for your company without committing to a position. This is a win-win scenario for you and for the employee-to-be. Many companies have found their best full-time employees by first hiring them for a temporary contract position.

Scalability is a Breeze

You want to grow your company. Great! However, it is hard to hire for the company you want to be with the budget you have to offer today. You can easily scale up (or down) as required by using contract workers. In the IT field, this is especially important because you don’t know if the next new technological advance will mean you need more or fewer people behind the scenes keeping things running. Scaling up and down your tech department can be a major boon for your bank account too.

Plan for Tomorrow without Sacrificing Today

Contract workers can start working on your next big advancement or change without requiring you to pull staff off your existing projects. Your employees will appreciate that they can keep going with what’s working for them and you will like knowing that you have someone to count on to take on the new jobs when they become a part of the day to day work that needs to be completed. You can grow your company into something amazing without losing sight of the current goals.

If you are finding a challenge to staff your IT department alone, why not let us help? As a top-notch staffing agency, ICS offers a unique recruitment process that really lets us get to know candidates and place them in positions that will suit the candidate and the company perfectly. We would be pleased to assist you with finding IT contractors that help you not only keep up with the competition but remain leaps and bounds beyond them. We look forward to working with you.  

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