(This series focuses on the most common reasons we've heard for why recruiters don't want to offer contract staffing. These reasons are based on common misconceptions about contract staffing and prevent recruiters from reaping the benefits of offering contractors to their clients.)
There once was a time when it was difficult to get candidates to consider contract assignments. But that was about the same time when contractors were called temps and were mainly secretaries and blue collar workers. Times have changed, and so have candidates' attitudes toward contract assignments.
Believe it or not, many candidates are now choosing contract assignments OVER full-time, direct positionsfor a number of reasons:
The best way to find contract candidates is to simply ask your existing candidatesif they would consider working on contract. You may have to educate some on the advantages of contracting, but you may find that many are already familiar with the concept and are more than willing to accept contract assignments. Just as with clients, don't assume candidates are not interested. You never know who is interested in contract staffing until you ask.