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Why hiring freelancers or professional contractors makes sense

Posted by Orange Genie Group on 22-Aug-2014 14:46:00

When it comes to choosing to hire either a permanent employee, freelancer or independent benefits-1.pngcontractor, you may be wondering what the benefits are of choosing to go with freelancers or contractors.

Before businesses decide on how to staff a particular job, have a read of just some of the benefits of employing either a freelancer or independent contractor…

  • Affordability

When you hire an employee you will have to pay a number of expenses that you probably wouldn’t have to pay for contractors including employer-provided benefits, office space, and equipment.

You will also have to make required payments and contributions on behalf of your employees. All together, these expenses can easily increase your payroll costs.

  • Flexibility

Hiring contractors and freelancers allows greater flexibility, you can hire a temporary worker for a specific task or project and they can work on a long-term, short-term, full-time, part-time or as needed basis. This allows employers to fit the project into their timelines and focus on their business.

  • Immediacy

Related to flexibility is immediacy. Freelancers are small businesses too, they will be keen to meet their deadlines and get the job done, on time. If they know they can exceed your expectations, they may be offered further work and can move onto their next assignment. Freelancers and Contractors are keen to get the job done.

  • Expertise

Freelancers have a wealth of experience due to the many different businesses and industries under their belt. Experienced freelancers also tend to diversify their skill sets in order to widen their client base.

Here at Orange Genie, we are one of the UK’s leading temporary workforce management organisations, with an outstanding reputation for our commitment to service delivery, compliance and quality. We employ and pay thousands of contractors every week, we also, through our Genie Accountancy services help individuals set up and run their own successful business.

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