Interim or fixed term contracts are a popular option for both professionals and organisations, and are a great option for those who may find themselves on the market due to reasons such as redundancy and are now immediately available for work. In this post we look at the benefits of interim contracts as both an employment option and for organisations.
Benefits of hiring interim contractors
- Hire for a specialist project
You may find that your organisation doesn’t need to make a permanent new hire but require someone with a specialised skill set to carry out work that your current workforce may not be qualified to do.
- Immediately available
The majority of interim professionals are immediately available, which means if you find yourself in a position where a role urgently needs filling you can make a quick temporary hire whilst you look for a candidate to permanently fill the role.
- Immediate results
Unlike permanent employees who need time to settle into their new role, interim professionals are able to hit the ground running quickly and businesses are able to see quick results. Benefits of working interim contracts
Benefits of working interim contracts
- Temporary roles may lead to full time employment offers
If you make a good impression within your time there you may find that this could lead to an offer of full time employment. Even if this isn’t the case, you may find you are contacted if a suitable position arises as they will already know your skill set and you are already familiar with the organisation.
- Flexibility to take time out between contracts
One of the unique benefits of interim work is that it allows you the flexibility to take time out between contracts. This is ideal if you have personal commitments or even if you want to take time out for that dream trip!
- Each new organisation will bring further experience to your CV
Interim work provides the opportunity to work within a variety of different organizations allowing you to gain a wide range of experience within a shorter amount of time.
- Make a positive change within the company
Often interim professionals are hired to carry out a specific task during their time with the company, so at the end of your contract you will be able to have examples of the positive impact you have made during your time there.
Beneficial skills for an interim contractor to have
- Work well under pressure
- Strong communication skills
- Hand over proficiency