It is a common misconception that temping and contracting are similar. Actually, there are quite a number of significant differences between Temporary and Contract assignments, including the duration of the assignment, pay scales, job nature, the speed to hire and also the underlying needs behind the assignment.
As you can see from the above descriptions, contracting typically requires a higher level of specialised skills than Temping and the pay rates are usually higher for Contractors.
Another difference relates to the duration of the assignment. As such, Temp become experts at fitting in to any office environment but rarely has the chance to get to know the firm they work for. Whereas Contractors will work a full week and are more likely to integrate well into the company they are working with.
Contracting typically requires a higher level of specialised skills than Temping and the pay rates are usually higher for Contractors
“Contract to Perm” is a common strategy used by firms. Contractors who demonstrate that they are able to integrate well into the company culture often receive a permanent offer at the end of the contract assignment. This practice is less common with Temp assignment.
Despite their differences, Temps and Contractors both provide a valuable service to organisation as they enable the day-to-day operations of a business to continue without the interruption by the inconvenience of absent staff or exceptional projects by providing flexible resource solutions.
Talk to one of our specialist recruitment consultants today and learn more about the benefits temping and contracting.
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