A popular alternative to full-time employment is the AVID Technical Resources IT contract staffing and recruiting service. AVID can engage an IT consultant in a number of scenarios such as W-2 employment, 10-99 independent contracting or corp to corp consulting. Each AVID W-2 consultant is eligible for our contractor benefits including health and dental insurance and our 401k offering through Fidelity Investments.
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From an IT job seeker’s perspective, there are a number of advantages of consulting. First, the assignments are typically financially rewarding. Most IT contractors find they’re paid a higher rate than those full-time. Furthermore, in some circumstances, IT consultants even see time-and-a-half pay for overtime hours. Contracting also provides a chance to learn valuable new skills and exposure to the latest technologies. Both add to the person’s future marketability and value. Another advantage with IT contract job opportunities is that it allows the individual to “feel out” the culture and work environment of each company providing the person with the chance to find the best fit for his or her personality and career objectives. This “try before you commit” approach is very popular as it eliminates any guesswork and reduces the risk of finding yourself in the wrong company culture or environment. Finally, consulting provides flexibility. Many IT contractors accept an assignment for a specific number of months, then take some time off before their next project depending upon what works best with his or her schedule and financial situation.
For all these reasons, contract IT staffing has grown in popularity over the years for IT job seekers. However, many consultants who enter into a contract expecting to complete the assignment then find their next opportunity have actually ended up going full-time instead. In fact, almost 45% of all AVID IT consultants are hired full-time by our clients at some point during their contract employment.
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From a client company’s perspective, contract staffing offers a flexible and cost effective means to augment your internal staff with specialized IT professionals that fit into your budget. AVID IT consultants give your business the flexibility to tackle new initiatives, accelerate your workflow, and meet project deadlines. Although consulting rates sometimes appear to be high, there are huge cost savings for the employer. During each assignment, the client is not responsible to pay weekly state and federal taxes associated with the contract employee. Further savings include, workers compensation and liability insurance, health insurance and any unemployment costs if the individual is laid off or even released. The only cost is an hourly rate; the only responsibility is managing the consultant.
There is no commitment or guarantee that a client must give when engaging in a consulting opportunity. This allows each company the flexibility to augment their staff for as long or short as they desire. On the other hand, if a client company identifies a consultant who fits a long term need, AVID provides an option in which we will release the employee with no fee whatsoever after six (6) months of continuous employment.
From the standpoint of both sides, IT contracting allows the client and consultant to ensure the job and work environment are mutually conducive. Furthermore, AVID IT contract staffing allows candidates the ability to maximize their income potential, while actually minimizing the client spending at the same time.