The IT job market is undergoing a rapid transformation and human resources managers need to adapt their strategies to keep apace. The form of employment preferred by employees has evolved far beyond traditional modes. IT experts want more flexibility and are looking for a variety of employment options, which includes IT Contracting. At the same time, due to the current shortage of specialists in the IT industry, many companies are looking to Contracting IT services in order to gain access to a new pool of highly qualified specialists. In this post, we shall discuss the benefits of using IT Contracting services and adapting search strategies to the needs of contractors.
The changing world of employment in the IT industry
The effectiveness of any hiring strategy will depend on the HR manager’s understanding of the candidates’ key needs and the organization’s goals. The current trend towards more flexible forms of cooperation is creating new opportunities for IT experts. This is because the traditional full-time employment model is no longer the default option, and companies are becoming increasingly open to contract-based project work.
There are many reasons why companies are looking to Contracting IT services. First, they offer great flexibility for both the Client and the IT expert. With a fixed-term contract, for example, the Client can choose the services they want to receive and the IT expert can choose the time frame in which they want to provide these services. This flexibility allows both parties to tailor the contract to their needs.
Secondly, IT Contracting gives Clients access to a very experienced group of IT consultants, who can provide services related to the latest technologies on various projects. An important factor in IT Contracting services is the short-term and quick availability of consultants, most often ranging from 14 to 30 days. During this time, the consultant is available to provide end-to-end services.
Thanks to such fixed-term contracts, the Client can react flexibly to all changes in the project and re-allocate resources depending on the specific needs. This form of cooperation is also cost-effective because the Client pays only for the services actually provided. Additionally, fixed-term contracts result in lower costs for the Client when compared to employing a specialist on a permanent basis.
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Adapting to the needs of contractors - which ones should be taken into account?
Finding the right IT expert is crucial for the continued profitability of your business and the innovation of your projects. What aspects of this quid-pro-quo are most important to contractors; and can employers use this information to create an attractive offer?
HR managers need to be aware of the various aspects that can influence a candidate’s decision. Besides the financial package, there are other factors that are important to Contractors, and they include:
- Ambitious projects offering development possibilities,
- The work environment, both in terms of team and company culture,
- Potential to co-create innovative products,
- Stability of work, both in terms of the project itself and the company’s operations,
- Use of the latest technologies and solutions.
Contractors increasingly want to be challenged, so that they can develop and feel part of something bigger. What is more, in order to attract top talent, businesses should focus on creating an attractive work environment and offering attractive remuneration.
IT experts are interested in participating in a process that does not take several weeks. Indeed, IT is an industry where dynamism counts for everything, and this has become reflected in the recruitment process.
How to adapt hiring strategies to the needs of Contractors?
Enterprises have always had to adapt their hiring strategies to meet market needs. In recent years, with the development of flexible forms of employment, this has become even more important. Compared to traditional employment, Contractors offer access to targeted competences when they are really needed. IT Contracting can provide businesses with many benefits, including:
Access to a larger pool of talent: When you outsource IT services, you have access to a pool of highly qualified and experienced specialists. This means you can get the best possible results for your project.
External employment channel: The contracting of IT services can be done through an external recruitment channel. This will help you to avoid the high costs associated with internal recruitment and training.
Cost Optimization: One of the key benefits of contracting IT services is the optimization of costs. By using the services of external consultants, you only pay for the services provided.
Business Optimization: IT service contracting can also help with business optimization. By using the services of Contractors, you can get more work done in less time, which will allow you to allocate your organization’s internal resources to other areas of your business.
More diverse teams: By contracting IT services, a more diverse team can be put together. This can help you to enter new markets and expand your customer base.
About the author
Bartosz Maligłówka is responsible for the sale of IT services in the outsourcing model, team management and cooperation with Devire’s strategic clients. Bartosz has over ten years of experience working in recruitment companies. He began his professional career with permanent recruitment, later changing to the selling of IT outsourcing services.
“IT contracting – adapting to the needs of clients” is the first article in our series “IT Contracting – a modern form of cooperation.” Find out more about out how Devire services IT Contracting solutions.