There are many times and situations when choosing a contractor might be more beneficial for your business than expanding your employed team of staff.
By nature people who are self-employed have different personality traits, compared to those who are comfortable working as employees. Of course, it takes everyone to keep the world spinning, and all personality stereotypes have their strengths and weakness. It is worth being clear though and identifying the times when temporary support would better serve your business than a new member of staff.
Many freelancers – quoted as highly as 50% – wouldn’t consider conventional employment for any amount of money. Broadly speaking, this is a group of people who are proactive, self-starting, creative, visionary, intellectually-curious, problem-solving, resilient, and open to experience.
Working with a wide range of businesses kindles rich and diverse experience. It is this experience and acumen that you are buying in.
Also, it is worth considering that contractors are only ever as good as their last job. Those who are successful contribute all of their experience, energy and attention, fully, every single time. That’s how they maintain their success.
If you are in the process of scaling your business, you need to use all of the means available to you. And to do this, you need to consider hired-in help or flexible talent.
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