Posted , November 19, 2015.

The holiday season is rapidly approaching and we like to think we’re on top of the little surprises that pop up over this period.However – it’s just as important to be thinking long term about what the New Year will bring and with 2016 just around the corner, discussions will have begun about developing trends and how your workplace is equipped to accommodate them.Here’s data in Contractor/Interim Management trends you should consider

In November 2013 the ABS found that 9% of the workforce considered themselves to be independent contractors and in 2015 it has been estimated that 35% of Australia’s workforce is employed on a casual or contract basis.  Independent research firm Edelman Berland found that in 2014, 34% of the American workforce freelanced at some stage and Intuit and Emergent have estimated that by 2020, 40% of the American workforce will be contingent.

 

What does this mean for you?

There are experienced people available at short notice to help you get things done! The experienced contract/interim manager has skills that allow them to adjust to new workplaces quickly – they carry a tool kit called ‘experience’.

A flexible workforce can also benefit a company financially. Instead of too many full time employees, an interim solution may be all that is required. The situation can be mutually beneficial between the employer and contract/interim manager once a relationship develops, leading to long term success.

Options Consulting Group is experienced in contract/interim management placement and have provided solutions across all disciplines. Our focus is on executive, management, technical, engineering and front line management roles. Our unique offer includes Professional Indemnity, Public Liability, WorkCover, Payroll Tax and e-timesheet approval process.Options Consulting Group is successful because we develop a clear brief of your needs and we work to understand the best fit for the position, the organisation and the candidate. Most importantly we’ll work with you throughout the process and present the best pool of talent available by applying background checks, academic verification, personality and behavioral profiling.There are many merits to a contractor/interim manager and we’re always happy to discuss your requirements. Please contact: James McVey, Sharyn Cocks, Kate Lacey, John Gilbert, or Chris Wood on T: 03 9693 9300. Alternatively you can email E:contactus@optionsgroup.com.au.

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