The benefits of engaging contractors
one eighty provides recruitment services to the construction, engineering and property industries. We pride ourselves on providing tailor made recruitment solutions that are innovative in their approach and cost effective. We work with fantastic clients who have an entrepreneurial spirit and are open to growth and innovation. The service offered is specific to your needs at any one point in time.
Independent Contractors are qualified professionals that operate as either limited liability companies or as sole traders. They will usually come in for a project, a period of cover or because their skillset is so hard to find that permanent employees do not exist. These contractors are usually available immediately and can slot straight into your existing workplace.
Some bring their own tools – others will require the appropriate equipment such as a laptop or mobile phone. While you might pay more for a contractor in terms of a base rate, often they are more cost effective than employees.
The key benefits
Providing staffing flexibility
Engaging contracting staff allows to meet short-term skill and capacity demands.
Depending on the length of the contract, typical notice periods are 1-2 weeks, and you don’t have to specify a reason to end their assignment.
Bridging skill gaps
When you need a specific skill set for a short period of time to enable the completion of key projects. Generally, contractors will have experience in a niche area and have accomplished skills meaning they can hit the ground running. This ensures that you can meet your immediate staffing requirements without your projects falling behind schedule.
Providing cost-efficient resource solutions
Contractors are only paid for the hours worked and often for a short period of time.
Only pay one monthly invoice – no ACC payments, PAYE, sick pay, annual leave, no requirement to include them in social events etc, no additional benefits, no ongoing training and no performance management.
No employee requirements
Contractors are not covered by the Employment Relations Act (2000) or the Holidays Act (2003)
The one eighty solution
If you are looking to engage a contractor for a project or have a particular skillset required for a period of time, please contact us. We can give you advice around expected charge rates and backgrounds on suitable contractors.
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As one eighty’s Talent Consultant for Contracting, Phoebe’s focus is on connecting contracting candidates to clients, and ensuring that the experience for both is an excellent one tailored to their specific needs. By building and maintaining her strong industry networks, she is aware of the challenges and opportunities that exist in the market. When not at work, you’ll find Phoebe making the most of everything her favourite city has to offer, cooking and enjoying the company of friends and family.