There are many benefits for your organisation when hiring an interim or fixed-term professional and we’ve listed our top five below:
1. Highly skilled and broad experience
An interim professional or contractor will typically have a set of specific skills for the industry sector that your organisation is in and if they have been contracting for a significant amount of time, they will usually have worked with a number of businesses.
Using an interim professional or contractor allows you to meet the demands of your business for a specific project before it becomes business as usual or to respond to fluctuations in market conditions.
3. Cost effective
By their very definition, contractors/freelancers are a temporary resource for your organisation. Therefore they do not require the provision of a fixed annual salary and will not incur the associated costs of a permanent employee.
4. Shorter hiring time
With an interim professional or contractor you are hiring a specific skill set for a predefined period of time. Therefore the hiring process can be quicker as you do not have to factor in the cultural fit of the individual to the organisation and you can just concentrate on the requirements for the specific skill set.
5. Fresh Perspective
Often an outsider to your organisation can offer a completely different and objective take on the processes and approach to your business. Therefore hiring a contractor/freelancer (or a team of them) can help you gather a unique perspective and wider set of experiences.