At JITR we have both dedicated permanent hire and contracting teams. This puts us in a unique position to offer independent advice for every client on which solution will best meet their skill requirements.
Currently there is no doubt that many skills within the IT & digital market are shifting towards contracting. We are seeing more high level candidates embracing the potential benefits of becoming a contractor, and moving away from permanent employment. However there are still high calibre individuals looking to get involved in a business and make an impact through a full time job.
This means that employers need to be flexible in their thinking. Over the last year, we have spoken to companies who have insisted on a permanent hire and then been stuck while key projects are put on hold. Likewise, we have seen companies jump to successive short-term contractors when securing those skills permanently in-house at a better rate would have been a smarter decision.
So how do you decide if contracting will work for you? Here are 4 key questions to ask yourself.