There has never been a better time to be an employer looking to hire engineers on a temporary basis. The rise of remote work, improvements in communication technology, and changes to the labor market have made contract engineering a viable option for a much larger segment of the population than ever before.
Contract engineering solutions are now more affordable and accessible than ever before. The only problem? There are lots of agencies out there – it’s not always easy to find the right fit for your needs.
Here are a few techniques you can use to make the process a bit easier.
Look for contract engineering solutions with a satisfaction guarantee
The most obvious method for evaluating contract engineering solutions is assessing the quality of work that their recruits produce. This requires you to actually use the service before forming an opinion, creating something of a catch-22.
Contract engineering solutions that offer a satisfaction guarantee present an easy workaround for this problem. If you are not satisfied with the quality of candidates they produce, you are not obligated to pay a cent.
Talk to the company’s past or current clients (and candidates)
Your direct competitors might not be in a hurry to help you out, but organizations in other industries that have hired engineers through the staffing agency in question can often provide valuable feedback. If possible, try to speak with job seekers who have worked with the company too.
Ask the engineers on your team or in your professional network
If there’s an engineer you trust and respect on your team or in your network, consider asking them where they would go if they were looking for work as a contract engineer. Typically, the best engineering talent will gravitate towards the top contract engineering solutions. Even if the engineer doesn’t have experience with contract work, there’s a good chance that he or she will know someone they can vouch for that does.
Schedule a free consultation with a few options
Most staffing agencies, and virtually all reputable ones, will gladly have a quick call to discuss your hiring needs and explain how their contract engineering solutions can help. How the company handles your inquiry will provide some insight into how they do business, making it easier for you to find a solution that’s right for you.
This was our brief guide on Contract Engineering Solutions and How to Evaluate & Choose the Right One for you.
-Best of luck in your search – if you need any assistance, we’re happy to help!