It’s the classic good problem/bad problem scenario…
Good Problem: Business is growing so much that your team has more work than they can possibly handle.
Bad Problem: If you continue at this rate, you risk burning out your employees and disappointing your clients or customers.
Thankfully, there is a solution: expand your workforce. Note that I did not say there was a “simple” solution; that was on purpose. Choosing to add to your team is not a decision to take lightly, and there are many factors to consider when growing your team. One of the most important: Do you hire permanent full-time employees or do you use contractors?
Before we get into that, let’s clarify some terms:
According to the law, W2Ts are temporary employees and not contractors, even though many people often call them the latter. In the eyes of the law, regular full-time employees and W2T employees must be treated the same. It’s a bit confusing! So to keep things simple for the sake of this article, I am just going to group “W2T Employees” and “Subcontractors” into the generic category of “Temporary Workers” since they are similar in that they are transitory members of your team.
Enough legalese! Ready to get on with expanding your workforce? But still not sure if the right path is hiring full-time employees or temporary workers? Consider the “Contract Six C’s:”
I have found that both full-time employees and temporary workers can be valuable assets to project teams. By incorporating the “Contract Six C’s” in your staffing process, you can create a blended team of full-time employees and temporary workers to meet your growing business needs.
This article originally was published on centricconsulting.com