Construction is a fast changing environment and even the most precisely planned works programme can be affected by external and internal influences. The ability to bring in additional skilled trade, professional and management resources to manage these changing demands is critical. We have significant experience managing this activity primarily in the UK where freelance contractors are widely used in both private and public sector organisations. The key factor for us as a recruiter is to ensure we apply the same level of judgement when placing a contractor.
For the client there are potentially significant tangible and intangible benefits. The obvious is the reduced commitment to a long term employment obligation however a good quality contractor who has experience in a variety of environments can often introduce new ideas at critical times and are usually accustomed to working in pressurised situations.
For the contractor there are also similar benefits, the most significant being the exposure to a wide variety of projects and career building opportunities.