Information technology has always had a lot of contracting, but as of late IT professionals are finding themselves in contractor positions even more. Why are IT recruiters and IT staffing firms searching for more IT contractors than ever? There are a few reasons.
Firstly, more and more start-ups are growing and starting in the recovering economy. This means that IT headhunters are more likely to look for IT consultants to work at these start-ups. Since a bad hire can be particularly disastrous for a small company in its early years, hiring contractors is a good way to minimize this risk. Companies and professionals can make sure the fit for IT jobs is good before really making a binding employment commitment.
Secondly, plenty of companies that aren’t strictly in the IT sector are finding a need for IT professionals to do small projects for them. Rather than needing these professionals full time, they only need them for a short period of time, thus making contracting a popular option.
Lastly, it’s worth reiterating that IT has always been a contractor-heavy industry. As it grows (and it is definitely growing) so will its demand for contractors.
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