According to the 2018-19 Hays Salary Guide a survey of more than 3000 organisations across Australia and New Zealand, 24% of employers use temporary staff on an ongoing basis and another 42% report using temporary or contract staff on special projects or during periods of high workload.
Organisations are increasingly seeing the benefits of using contract staff to ensure required business outcomes are reached. Full-time engagements may be challenging for a company due to unforeseeable changes and/or new project initiatives. To remain competitive in business today organisations need to be agile and adapt quickly.
Trading and Industry Changes
There are numerous events that can dramatically change the type of staffing and head count requirement for an organisation. Such events may include advances in technological automation, economy slow down or growth, or a new strategic direction in response to new competition and/or products to market.
Gartner predicts that by 2022, 40% of large enterprises will use artificial intelligence for IT operations (AIOps) to support and partially replace IT operations management (ITOM) activities, which is an increase from 5% today.
As a result, organisation staffing changes are needed to remain competitive and profitable with different staff levels and/or new skill-sets. This is more efficiently managed and achieved by contracting staff.
The appeal of professional contracting is that there is an agreed end date which can fit in with a project deliverable deadline. Also finding the skill-sets or capacity from existing permanent employees may be grim so bringing in the right person as a contractor makes sense.
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