The goal of contract recruitment services is to help candidates find the perfect job fit to get more benefits and have better working conditions. Some of the service criteria are:
Contract recruitment services are usually used by businesses that need their employees for short amounts of time or specific projects. For example, a restaurant might need an extra server during the lunch rush on Fridays in the summer season but doesn’t want to hire someone full-time just for that purpose. The restaurant wouldn’t be able to afford to hire full-time staff just for that reason, either. A contract recruitment company will fulfill this need by providing temporary staff that will work as much as required and then leave when the project/assignment ends. This also helps employers save money because they do not need to put in all the time and resources needed to hire someone full-time.
Many of these services are found online, where they can be easily accessed by employers or through recruitment agencies. To find the best fit for you, make sure to do your homework on who is offering contract staffing services and what their rates are like.
Rates for contract staff depend on several factors: location, job specialty/type required (i.e., engineering), and whether the assignment is local or regional, or national with associated travel costs involved. Contract employees generally receive hourly wages instead of salary because payment is only required for hours worked and not for expenses such as travel time, training, or administrative work. You should also consider any administrative work required after the employee starts since this will increase the cost as well.
When contracting with a staffing agency to supply staff for your project or one-time needs, you can expect to pay more than if you hired someone through an employment agency who would charge you a fee like 20% of your first-year salary. Often recruitment firms do not charge employers any fees but receive commissions from successful candidates.
Since contract workers are only there temporarily and on an as-needed basis, they must be trained specifically to each company and role before working, which is more expensive than hiring full-time employees that may already have some knowledge relevant to the job position. However, this depends on what type of talent pool is available locally. If the recruitment agency is hiring from other cities or regions, it will have to pay for transportation and accommodations for employees who are traveling from far away.
For the most part, contract staffing services are used by companies who require employees with specific training or skillset which is unavailable locally or available at short notice. For example, there may be an urgent need for medical/clinical trial support staff during a specific time period in another city where this type of work is not typically available locally.
Contract staffing services also allow companies to access “hard-to-find” talent that they would otherwise not be able to find easily through traditional employment agencies due to stringent requirements they often use. This is useful if you’re looking for a specific background, education, or even someone who has had previous experience with a certain company.