Creative staffing solutions: Benefits of hiring contract workers

Businesses in need of a new creative professional, whether a content writer, copywriter or marketing manager, may be leery of trusting an unknown person with the brand. After all, creative professionals play a crucial role in the development and maintenance of a corporation’s reputation. Hiring through a creative contract staffing agency to handle the hiring process for a contract worker may be the best option available for a business. Many talented creative workers often take contract positions because it provides them flexibility and the opportunity to test an employer before signing on full time. Likewise, businesses are able to examine the skills and process of an employee during a contract to determine if the individual is the best fit.

Here are a few benefits of hiring a contract worker from a creative employment agency:

1) Decreased costs. While most employers pay contract workers more hourly than salaried employees to do the same work, the option usually means a decrease in operational costs for the business. It costs more to hire a full time employee because of the number of expenses attributed to a salaried position that do not come with standard contract workers. Nolo, a legal resource journal, claimed that hiring contractors means a decrease in workers’ compensation insurance, state unemployment compensation insurance and the 7.65 percent of the employee’s compensation that goes toward Social Security and Medicare taxes.

2) Greater exposure to talent. Because creative professionals can have a wide range of skills and talents that are not easily identified on a resume, unlike tech or other industry workers, it’s important to ensure the right person is hired. Creative job placement agencies in DC will provide a few recommendations about top talent who could possibly fill the position and from there an employer can interview and hire a contractor worker. This person will sign on for a designated time that will allow an employer to review the individual’s work and how he or she fits in with the company and team.

In addition to gaining more time to review the quality of work, an employer is able to hire multiple contractors for a time period and gain an understanding of what talent is available on the market. This allows for greater exposure to talent and the ability to better determine what skills and experiences are necessary from an individual who may be offered a full-time position once the contract is complete.

3) Pre-screened talent. A creative talent agency works with a number of highly qualified professionals and is part of a community. Recruiters have access to the hidden talent market, which means they can provide an employer with a list of proven workers who not only meet the needs of the business, but also are on budget. Creative talent agencies have records of workers who have proven themselves in the industry and with the staffing company. As a result, a business knows that the creative professionals being recommended are the right fit and are vouched for, far greater than an employer would be able to achieve in a traditional hiring situation.

The competitive talent market makes finding the right individual more difficult than ever. Because hiring a worker full time is a considerable commitment, businesses who want to proceed with caution may want to consider contacting a creative contract staffing agency for potential contract workers. Try a creative professional’s skills and expertise out over the course of a few months to determine if he or she is the right person for the job.

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