The ability of skilled IT contractors can make a significant difference to the success of a project and the profitability of a business as a whole, whether it be a specialist project, covering sickness, holiday, maternity leave or securing specialist consultancy services from an industry expert. Many specialist IT professionals have 3 month notice periods that, coupled with the 2-3 weeks it typically takes to fill a vacancy, can have serious project-related implications with projects delayed by up to a 4 months. For urgent permanent hires, when a client needs someone to start work immediately, we recommend an interim contract hire for the 2 to 3 months it takes to find a suitable permanent replacement.
Our contract recruitment service is measured by our ability to meet project requirements through the professionalism and specialist skill-set of the contractors we supply. With enough information our IT contract recruitment team can identify niche IT experts within 24-48 hours and deliver active employment within 2 - 7 days. Whilst the direct cost of employing a contractor exceeds a permanent hire, it is important to remember the advantages of using a contractor. Depending on the situation, the cost of recruiting an IT contractor can be on par with a permanent hire.
Our contract clients enjoy the following benefits:
Much like our permanent placement service, the ability of our recruitment consultants to concentrate on vertical technical markets plays a vital role in this process. Taking the time and trouble to get to know contractors in their specialist market beforehand ensures we can react quickly to client requests. We coordinate with the client and candidate to arrange interviews, produce contracts, manage legal processes and payment methods to minimise friction and reduce candidate delivery time.
Once we have secured the services of a candidate on a contract basis our back office provides a seamless and unique e-timesheet processing system for a secure and hassle-free approval of timesheets. To ensure payment without delay contractor fees are automatically generated upon client authorisation. We never abuse our client relationships and charge extortionate margins, we will gladly share the rates we pay our contractors with our clients.