The long and short of contracting

Contracting offers attractive opportunities for workers and great flexibility for businesses, writes Gareth Naughton.

6th January, 2013
Michael Dineen, chairman and founder of Contracting Plus.

With the right skills and enough determination, contracting can be a lucrative and rewarding career. As organisations working on limited budgets seek to maximise productivity, many are looking to contractors as a cost-effective solution to meet short-term needs.

A recent international survey of 41,000 employers in 35 countries carried out by recruitment firm Manpower found that 34 per cent of respondents view contingent workers as a significant part of their workforce.

While contractors will never replace the permanent...

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