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Short and long term – keeping business moving
Successful strategies for interim and contract staffing... for the employee
Individuals choose Contract employment to allow them flexibility. There are benefits associated with Contract work in comparison with both shorter-term Temporary assignments as well as Permanent work. This doesn't mean that Contract employment is suitable for everyone, but it does present different options and can either be an interim option for the individual or a way of life.
- Temporary employment can often be for a shorter period of time. Contract employment usually provides a greater degree of stability than temporary employment affords.
- It can provide you with the chance to plan your commitments in advance and achieve the work/life balance that you are seeking - you work when you choose to.
- You can often gain broader experience, in different industries or roles with more diverse requirements, when you work on a contract basis. This may enhance your CV and longer-term career prospects. Although many employers may prefer to see a stronger emphasis on your CV about the permanent employment you have held, gaining experience in a contract role could lead you to follow your career path in a different direction than you previously considered.
- Interim or contract work can lead to permanent employment - you have a chance to work within the company for a period of time to assess if they can offer you the career prospects and company culture/working environment that you were seeking on a longer-term basis. This often gives you an advantage over those basing their decisions solely on a job interview - instead it's a working interview!
How OSA provide successful interim solutions
The qualified and experienced OSA Recruitment team meet with every individual who registers for Permanent, Temporary or Contract employment. At our initial registration meeting, we carry out a comprehensive interview and discuss your previous experience, competencies and transferable skills, in order that we can effectively represent you to client companies.
Our Consultants carry out our verification procedures, including qualification and reference checking for individuals seeking Temporary or Contract employment.
Because we shortlist effectively on behalf of our client employers and only submit a limited number of CVs for review, employers review OSA CVs, knowing that the details provided are for appropriate applicants who can assist in meeting their requirements. You are likely to have a better chance of gaining suitable employment as a result. It doesn't end there! Once you have accepted a contract placement, we place a great degree of importance in maintaining our relationship with you and keeping an up-to-date picture of your commitments and requirements. We also view our relationships with client employers as partnership.