Full-time employee or independent contractor? Factors to consider

Full-time employee or independent contractor? Factors to consider

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.

Elucidate your expectations

Elucidate your expectations

Do you know what you want? Are you sharing that information? Contractors crave and need clarity around your expectations and your business needs it too.

How do I know if my stock is going up?

How do I know if my stock is going up?

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.

Right-Sizing Resource

Right-Sizing Resource

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.

Great Extension Expectations

Great Extension Expectations

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?

Caution! Three watch outs that can sour your contracting experience

Caution! Three watch outs that can sour your contracting experience

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.

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