Contractors ‘more engaged’ and ‘more productive’ than permanent staff
A new survey by Hudson Recruitment has uncovered some very interesting facts about contractors and how they are perceived in the workplace. Around 700 UK employers were interviewed, along with a number of contractors.
The survey found that 28% of UK employers felt that contractors were ‘more engaged’ with their work and ‘more productive’ than permanent staff. Meanwhile, 77% of the contractors who were interviewed expressed very high levels of loyalty to their employers, regardless of how long their contracts were. The survey also found that contractors are just as happy to take part in social events organised by their employer or by permanent staff members. Interestingly, 10% of those surveyed also said they would be willing to choose a contract with a lower rate if there was ‘more interesting work’ on offer.
Mike Game, Hudson Europe’s CEO, commented, “Bosses should take heart from these findings, because they are depending on contractors more and more at critical times. Contractors are more than just an asset for productivity and business performance. Not only are they strongly motivated to hit the ground running from day one, they are keen to be part of the social fabric, without the hassle of office politics.”