In my role as an account executive here at Palo Alto Staffing, clients and potential clients frequently ask me to explain the benefits of IT and engineering contractors. Understandably, they want to realize how a contractor will contribute to the company’s bottom line, what they have to offer that the client cannot find elsewhere.
IT and engineering contractors help you maximize your talent investment
To explain the benefits of IT and engineering contractors, I thought it best to put pen to paper (or keyboard to screen!) and break it down.
Here’s a summary of some key benefits: Contractors are useful in augmenting a manager’s already existing full-time head count’s skillset or they can be used on a project-by-project basis for a specific project’s full lifecycle development. IT and engineering contractors give managers the flexibility they need to temporarily receive the proper skill set or input that would otherwise be unavailable on their permanent team. Contractors have been around the block – they have offered solutions and insights to multiple organizations and can really see the bigger picture of any given project.
Putting skills to the test
Depending on your specific project need or IT staffing partner, IT and engineering contractors may come with a variety of skill sets. Whatever your specific need, there are steps you can take to ensure you get real impact on your projects from IT and engineering contractors including: ·
Recognize their capabilities
It’s important to recognize that input from a seasoned contractor will be coming from a different place. IT and engineering contractors make their living offering project-based solutions and will hold each of their contracts as a top priority, knowing at the moment that any negative work will reflect on them in the future. The hiring managers I work with that use contractors regularly recognize these resources as solutions-oriented workhorses. They can hit the ground running and they will always do their best to improve upon your project’s situation.
Take advantage from Day 1
IT and engineering contractors are typically experts in their fields, so they’re ready to make an impact on the first day of your project. If you’re not ready for them to jump right in, then you’re missing out on key days of productivity and contributions to your project.
Real-world impact from IT and engineering contractors
Ultimately, I know that understanding the benefit of contractors comes from real-world examples. At Palo Alto Staffing, we regularly receive feedback from clients on how our IT and engineering contractors made a profound impact on their mission-critical projects. We’ve had many architect-level engineers who have come in and have basically created a project for themselves. More specifically, we often have businesses that come to us with a high-level challenge. The contractor identifies the root of the challenge, then develops and oversees a project to overcome the challenge. Without the input of our contractors, these clients would never have been able to improve upon their product. It all starts with the hiring manager speaking to me and saying “I have x, y and z problems and I need someone who can help me fix them.” Then, Palo Alto Staffing and our talented IT and engineering contractors take it from there! One of my clients recently faced back end security issues on its mobile app. We were able to provide them with a contractor who came in and immediately identified what had to be done and what steps were necessary to remedy the situation. Prior to calling Palo Alto Staffing, this company had all the pieces in place to complete this mission-critical project – except for that one person with the knowledge needed to solve the problem. Take the time to maximize your talent investment and you’ll see real results from your IT and engineering contractors.