Insights by tag: "contractor"
Posted on 29 September 2016 in Contractor Corner
In today’s fast-paced world, firms need to learn quickly and be prepared to change rapidly. In many cases, organisations rely on flexing their permanent workforce with contractors to provide a fresh pair of eyes and drive innovation within the organisation to help them to meet these requirements. This is creating a wave of attractive job opportunities, and not just for career-contractors who like going from project-to-project.
Posted on 01 July 2016 in Contractor Corner
Given the short time frame of many contracting jobs, we rarely pause to take stock of our existing skills to assess which ones are our strongest and which ones we need to develop in order to move up the career ladder. At Potentia, we believe continuous self-assessment will help you to take the next step in your career so we have put together some top tips to assist you.
Posted on 31 May 2016 in Contractor Corner
We are all very familiar as to the reasons why organisations hire contractors. Suffice to say that flexibility of tenure is the key reason – both for the firm and generally also for the contractor. This flexibility provides organisations the opportunity to right-size resource as and when required.
Posted on 29 April 2016 in Contractor Corner
Typically, contractors are hired to deliver some very focused outcomes within a defined time period as part of a project or to backfill roles where individuals who have been internally seconded. The nature of contracting is that it allows organisations to plug gaps for a period of time or add additional resource to achieve set objectives, with the understanding that it isn’t a long term increase in resource. When the contract assignment comes to an end the contractor is generally let go. So how do you increase your chances of contract extension?
Posted on 31 March 2016 in Contractor Corner
Contracting can be an incredible option to build and further a career – especially in a rapidly evolving landscape such as the technology paradigm. But as you pursue this enviable experience, it can be easy to overlook some fundamentals that will lead to negative experiences.