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Perm, Temp or Contract: What's the right move for you?

Posted by Travis O'Rourke, Hays Director, on Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015

Blog april 28 - temp/contract workMore and more employers are relying on flexible staffing options such as temporary and contract workers to manage workloads and balance payroll costs. Industries as widespread as IT, construction, banking and financial services and mining are increasing the amount of short-term contracts.

Should you think beyond job stability, to the opportunities and benefits offered by short-term roles?

Each type of job has advantages, so workers need to determine their own career priorities.

Permanent jobs offer stability and job security, as well as often including health and other benefits. However, contract or temporary roles can also offer opportunities to develop skills and connections that could be crucial for long-term success.

Expand your knowledge base
Hybrid skills are especially in demand and contract or temporary roles can be a great way to fill gaps in your resume, develop new skill sets and expand your portfolio.

Develop your network
Your professional and personal network is still an invaluable tool for career growth. Working for a range of different companies within an industry and building connections throughout your sector will help you reach the next level in your career.

Try new things
Are you considering a move to a new region or industry? A short-term contract will let you test the waters before committing long term.

Know what you're looking for? Search current opportunities for your next career move.


FIND OUT MORE: For detailed information on working on a contract basis talk to a consultant in your area on the local regulations for temporary workers.


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Talk to Travis O'Rourke, Hays Director, about the Canadian temporary and contract hiring market.



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