The 5 keys to getting top value from contractors

By Andrée Ryckman
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/04/2002

The place for contractors in the organizational chart is secure. More than most other positions in a company, a contractor’s role will always be relevant. In times of downsizing, contractors can be brought on to cost-effectively supplement core staff. In times of growth, contingent staff offer a way for companies to quickly expand workforces without the long-term costs of payroll, benefits and training.

Once a contractor is on board, an organization should ensure top value for the money spent. Pay attention to five critical keys:

1. Involve supervisors and project managers when hiring