The Contracting Process is the Same as Direct Hire

(Editor’s note: This blog post is one in a series that focuses on the most common reasons why recruiters don’t make contract placements. These reasons are based on common misconceptions about contract staffing. These misconceptions prevent recruiters from reaping the benefits of offering contractors to their clients.)

Misconception #2: I can’t learn a whole new new process.

On of the biggest misconceptions about contracting is that you have to learn a whole new process to be able to do it.

But you actually don’t have to reinvent the wheel to offer contract staffing services. When you use a contract staffing back office, your process is essentially the same as it is for direct hires:

  • You get the job order.
  • You recruit the candidates and set up phone interviews.
  • Finally, you negotiate the candidate’s pay rate and how much you will bill the client.

Once the basic recruiting tasks are handled, the back office takes over. The back office should handle all the legal, financial, and administrative tasks.

We often hear from recruiters how surprised they are at how easy it is to offer contract staffing solutions. In fact, they often find contract placements are EASIER than direct hire job orders.

For starters, they are usually dealing with the hiring manager rather than HR. In addition, contract placements typically happen more quickly because hiring managers are simply looking for someone who can do the job rather than the “perfect fit.” And the contract staffing back office handles all of the invoicing and collections, eliminating a major hassle of direct hires.

We have FREE tools for you to use!

We know the process can still seem a little daunting if you have never made a contract placement before. That’s why we’ve created Your Complete Guide to Contract Staffing. This guide has a number of tools to help recruiters get started.

Are YOU in need of a recruitment back office or contract placement services?

Then download our Quick-Start Guide to Contract Staffing. Or request a demo from one of our contract staffing specialists.

We encourage you to give it a try so you can see for yourself how easy it is. And we will be here to help you every step of the way. That’s why you can can also call us at (888) 627-3678.

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