Why choose contract recruitment?

What is Contract Recruitment?

Contract based employment is very common nowadays, however, many people are unaware of countless details about this type of engagement. Right now, things are uncertain for many businesses across the world. But contract recruitment services are a great option for temporary and flexible staffing needs. 

For an understanding of contract recruitment, you need to contrast it with permanent employment. Contracts are typically signed with independent workers and last a defined period of time. After the set period of time, the employer has no further obligations and vice versa. It can be very useful in terms of handling periods of intense work volume that are only expected to last for a short amount of time. It’s also ideal for positions that are typically difficult to fill permanently.


Contract Staffing vs. Employment

The best way to learn the difference between the two most typical hiring practices is to compare them directly and identify the strengths and weaknesses of each. Contract staffing is generally viewed as a more flexible approach, suitable for solving workforce shortages or replacing key employees for short time periods. It’s less risky for the employer and allows the workers to have variety and switch between employers.

On the other hand, permanent employees are entitled to unique benefits, such as termination pay, which are not available to short-term hires. Permanent employment is preferred where there is a need to build a strong team identity or handle sensitive information.


How Does Contract Recruitment Work?

Contract recruitment involves several different steps. The company must first recognise its own needs and decide the positions for which it wants to hire contract workers. The next step would be to hire a professional recruitment agency like Progressive Recruitment to help with the hiring process, vetting, and recommending the best candidates.


Benefits of Hiring a Contract Recruiter

While employers are free to search for contract workers on their own, working with an experienced recruiter often gives the best results. Progressive Recruitment has a large database that can be tapped into whenever needed, which massively helps in increasing the chances of getting the best talent.

For a contract recruitment process to run smoothly, it’s necessary to have the infrastructure and resources to review and sort out a large number of candidates quickly. This is something that corporate HR departments sometimes struggle with, thus the need for a dedicated agency like Progressive Recruitment.


How does contract recruitment work if you have unique needs?

While some agencies might struggle with this, Progressive Recruitment already has a massive pool of talent to choose from to meet the needs of every industry and business size. That’s why picking the right contract agency is so important.


Progressive Recruitment

We've worked in the Energy, Engineering and Construction recruitment markets for over 25 years covering a wide array of markets including Upstream, Midstream, Downstream, Power and Renewables. From the moment we started as a company, we knew it was important to take the time to understand everybody's needs - not just the candidates, but the clients too.

Global mobility- Why should you limit your search to local candidates when there is a wealth of international options at your disposal? With Progressive Recruitment, your search for the most suitable contractors and employees can be conducted globally, with our experience serving as the guiding principle.

Time Sensitive- Even if you’ve got a short time-frame, our experience and network of contractor’s means we’ll be able to help – whether you’re looking for one person or a team of specialists. All you have to do is tell us the specific requirements of your project.

Back-end- We’ll even take care of the admin too. We’ll look after the back office support for contractors, including online time-sheets, payroll services, and legal and insurance support. So you’ll get the contractors you need, when you need them, without any hassle.


We understand that right now, everyone’s situation is unique. But if you’re interested in hiring contractors, or just want to know a little bit more about the process, you can contact us to tell us your specific requirements and we’ll be in touch to let you know how we can help. 

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