Contract Staffing: Why It Makes Sense

19 August 2015

In our challenging economy, contract staffing has become a very popular solution for business owners.  With so many benefits, contract workers are in demand as they offer flexibility and a very attractive option for both parties. Flexible contract staff are becoming increasingly preferred by employers each year, and this offers them the ability to add the skills they need to their workforce.

The shortage of permanent jobs in South Africa has also led to more people taking up contract positions, making contract staffing quite prevalent. Permanent placements are no longer the only option, which is why people are opting to take up a position as a contract worker. It offers them more flexibility and allows them to be a valuable asset to their employer.

Business owners can take advantage of the shift to contract staffing as it offers numerous benefits, including the following:

  • Offers flexibility to HR teams
  • Allows access to a wider talent pool
  • It is cost effective
  • Increased adaptability as you can hire specific talent for a project
  • Benefit from skilled employees on an as-needed basis
  • Speeds up the hiring process

A Broader Talent Pool

Contract workers are not only young professionals that enter the job market; older candidates, even those close to retirement, still offer valuable skills that are in demand and contract positions are ideal for them to consider as employment. The Baby Boomer generation is nearing retirement age, but some of them find it difficult to retire, which is why they take up employment as a contract worker. Whether they want to supplement their retirement income or provide financial aid to their children, this is an attractive option.

Contract staffing offers benefits for employers and employees alike; individuals can often find work that matches their skill set, while employers have immediate access to the talent they need. This offers the ideal solution for smaller companies as well, as they can utilise their limited budget to the best of their abilities.

LSC Namibia provides professional contract staffing solutions for clients throughout Namibia. We handle your payroll needs so that you can focus on growing your business. For more information about our services, get in touch with us now.