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Why You Should Hire a Contractor

Posted on April 2021

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For your company to run effectively, productively, and cost-effectively, you need the right team. But who’s to say these team members have to be employees? There are thousands of contractors in Canada alone that can offer a multitude of benefits that traditional employees cannot. Here are five of the top reasons you should hire a contractor.

1. Hiring Flexibility

Recruiting and onboarding is a year-round process for most companies. It takes time to ensure the prospective employee can do all the required tasks, has the right personality for your company’s culture, and is willing to commit. 

Luckily, when you hire a contractor, there is much more flexibility. 

You only need to reach out to contractors when you have a task that needs their specific expertise. There is no onboarding, training, or year-round scouting.

2. Work with Specialists

Employees tend to have general training and experience in their roles. So, when you need an expert on a particular task, contractors are the better choice. 

Contractors are specialists at what they do. While they can’t complete all the tasks your department requires, they can get certain tasks done with excellence and innovation. If your company wants to get ahead of the competition and be superior in a certain area, hire a contractor.

3. Free Up Your Time

What could you get done if you spent less time hiring, onboarding, training, handling workplace disputes, and tallying up overtime? A lot more than you do right now!

Contractors are not permanent fixtures in your workplace. They come in for the task and then leave.You do not have to worry about integrating them into your workplace culture or your culture accepting them. So, less of your time is eaten up by the responsibilities that come with managing employees. 

4. Fewer Legal Issues

Contractors work off of legal contracts. Everything regarding their role with your company is in writing. They include:

  • The scope and details of the task.

  • How much you will pay for the allotted task or time frame.

  • What will happen if the project takes longer than estimated. 

  • When the contract starts and ends.

The contract covers all your legal bases and prevents future legal disputes or lawsuits. 

5. It’s Cost-Effective

How much does it cost to hire an employee? Between their salary, overtime, and benefits package, an employee is a massive investment.

Contractors, on the other hand, don’t require these ongoing costs. You simply outline the task you want them to do in a contract with the amount you will pay. If they agree to the contract, you are guaranteed to only pay that amount.

The absence of all the other expenses that come with hiring an employee will save you exponentially.

Ready to Hire a Contractor for Your Company?

MorCare is our systemic approach to facilitate the communication and customer service between clients, contractors, and candidates.Through a series of checkpoints, employers can rest assured that every step of the contractor’s journey is documented and optimized. 

If you’re ready to hire a contractor for your company, you need MorCare. Learn more today