Hays Romania: IT contractor or permanent employee – how do you choose the optimal option for your company?
The increasing number of IT projects that require fast implementation and therefore necessitate finding professionals with very specific skills in a short amount of time have influenced the choices that organisations make. While some have adopted and maintained the traditionalist approach of hiring permanent staff only, others have opted for the contracting option. Hays has witnessed more and more organisations embracing this contracting model as they come to understand the advantages and the quality-price ratio, but due to a lack of information and previous experience, some employers remain reluctant and thus may lose opportunities.
Hays Romania explains what the real benefits of hiring contractors are for organisations, being the first recruitment agency to set up an IT contracting division, with dedicated recruitment specialists who deal exclusively with those projects.
Makhmutov Timur, Managing Director of Hays Romania, states: “IT contracting offers unrivalled flexibility on resources and costs for important business projects and unexpected business changes. It is especially important in the current context where speed of reaction and smart spending are vital for organisations to succeed”.
In addition to flexibility, hiring a contractor reduces employers’ administrative burdens, especially when they opt to work with a recruitment agency. In this case, the whole process is managed by a third party and the contractor is not considered to be part of the company’s workforce. The employer’s tax obligations are also reduced, as contractors are personally responsible for paying taxes.
The quality, speed and flexibility offered by contractor employment also allows business targets to be achieved in a generally more effective manner.