20 March 2024

Utilising contractors: 9 reasons why

Recruitment Advice

We are all living in a time of unease and uncertainty. Normality seems a long way away. Yet, change isn’t always a bad thing. Especially when it comes to switching to contractors…

Businesses are under an immense amount of strain. This is a critical time. Your business may need to look at using flexible resources such as contractors. Here are nine reasons to tap into the contractor talent pool:

Why Utilise a Contractor?

1) Agile hiring and onboarding 

Using flexible resources is a great solution. Interviews are skills-based and can be done quickly and remotely. The on-boarding process is quick as no full inductions are needed, and most contractors are used to integrating quickly.

2) Self-sufficient and productive 

Contractors by nature are self-sufficient. They are outcome and objective-focused and geared toward working remotely. 

3) Working with a trusted contractor partner

For a smooth and convenient process team up with a respected contractor recruitment agency. Your dedicated consultant will work with you to get a clear understanding of your business. That person remains your point of contact for the duration and becomes as much a part of your hiring team as your in-house recruiters.

4) The risk is mitigated for you, by us

This is an important point: compliance. The ramifications of getting the hiring process wrong are huge and costly. And there are too many potential areas of risk. So, it’s not surprising that this alone can dissuade businesses.  

We understand the headaches of hiring contractors. IR35, tax regulations, producing contractor terms, Right to Work, what sort of insurance is needed; it truly is a minefield.

As your agency, we will undertake those elements. This includes the vetting of third parties in the supply chain, and providing clear guidance where necessary.

5) Get access to niche-skilled talent quickly 

The nature of contracting is typically short term and specialised. This means there are pools of contractors ready and able to work. So, despite what the news will have you believe, those skills available, just on a short-term basis. You’re missing out!

6) Talent delivered to you, fast

When it comes to filling contractor jobs, the process is notably swifter than hiring a permanent employee. At ARM, once a client outlines their need, a telephone interview swiftly follows, and the UK contractor could be on site the very next day. Our consultants take care of contract preparation, referencing, onboarding, and all compliance-related documentation, including any specific to limited companies. This means you can focus on project delivery with even greater efficiency. With ARM, you’ll have skilled contractors seamlessly integrated into your team, ensuring your projects move forward without delay.

Also explore how to hire a contractor.

7) We’ve got the payroll covered 

Contractors are typically paid on a weekly basis. Many clients operate their own timesheet system which integrates with the agency’s payment system, meaning that other than authorisation, you can be confident that the contractor will be paid without additional intervention. Companies that don’t have a timesheet system can use ARM’s eTimesheet platform, ETZ. Any queries or changes can be made directly between the contractor and our team, so you don’t need to worry. 

8) We’ll manage contractors on your behalf 

Contractor jobs may momentarily increase your headcount, giving the impression of added managerial responsibilities. However, as UK contractors are under our agency’s umbrella, we take on the management burden. Our dedicated Contract Support Team monitors contractor performance, promptly addressing any concerns with the relevant consultant. This means your managers won’t be saddled with extra duties beyond the initial introductions. Trust us to efficiently oversee the process, ensuring seamless integration and optimal performance from our skilled contractors.

9) Contractors aren’t as costly as you might think

A common barrier against taking on contractors is cost. Yet consider the extras for permanent staff. Then there are also the internal costs incurred due to various equipment, HR and admin, training, induction, rewards and bonuses. 

We can help you to harness the power of contractors to continue delivering projects in this unstable business landscape. 

Talk to us about your contractor requirements today

How Do I Find a Contractor for my Business?

Finding the right contractor for your business can be a daunting task, but with ARM, the process couldn’t be simpler. Our comprehensive database of thoroughly vetted contractors means that we can quickly identify the perfect candidate for your specific needs. Simply get in touch with our friendly team, discuss your requirements, and we’ll handle the rest. We’ll present you with a selection of suitable contractors, complete with their qualifications, experience, and availability. Once you’ve chosen your ideal candidate, we’ll handle all the necessary paperwork and arrangements, ensuring a seamless transition onto your project. With ARM, finding the right contractor has never been easier. Contact us today and let us take the hassle out of recruitment.

Why Choose Us?

At ARM, our team are experts in connecting businesses with the best contractors for the job. Our years of experience and vast network of pre-vetted professionals mean that we can provide you with the perfect candidate, fast. Unlike other recruiters, we don’t just focus on ticking boxes – we take the time to truly understand your needs and match you with contractors who share your values and vision. Plus, our streamlined process and personalised approach ensure that you get the right person for the job, without any of the hassle. Choose ARM for a stress-free recruitment experience and watch your business thrive.

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