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Rise of the Independent Contractor

One of the fastest growing trends in modern employment is the rise of independent contractors and self-employment. According to The Australian Bureau of Statistics, the number of independent contractors rose from 8.5% of the working population in 2013 to 11.2% in 2015 with that number expected to continue to rise[1]. The number of people who are self-employed also rose, from 17.2% to 17.8% of the workforce. What exactly does this mean for your business?
There are positives and negatives to hiring independent contractors – Options Consulting Group can help you figure out what is best for your business. The major benefit of hiring a contractor is the flexibility it provides your business. Whether managing workload peaks, need to fill that short-term vacancy or have key projects to deliver – an independent contractor is the ideal and cost effective solution. And consider this, an Independent contractor comes “job ready” therefore eliminating job specific training and getting up to speed plus – sourcing a contractor through Options Consulting Group provides confidence as Professional Indemnity, Public Liability insurance, workover and payroll administration is taken of.
These are just a few of the factors that come into play when trying to decide what type of engagement solution is best for your business.
Options Consulting Group is expert in delivering the most suitable hiring solution – Permanent, Contract or Interim Management. Contact John Gilbert for further information.

John Gilbert
Principal – Options Consulting Group
T: 03 9693 9300
M: 0408 697 128