Differences Between Hiring a Contractor or Consultant

Hiring Technical People

In my session at Agile 2015, ( Agile Hiring: It’s a Team Sport ) one participant asked me if I hire contractors the same way I hire employees. The one difference is the offer—instead of a yearly salary paid in some form of incremental approach, contractors get a dollar/hour over a timeboxed period. One of the people in my session called contractors “consultants” and tweeted about it. I expect a contractor to provide extra pair-of-hands services.

Independent Contractors Are Your New Human Capital Advantage

Workology

Having now been a freelancer and independent contractor and consultant for going on 6 years, I love nothing more than taking on a new project, challenge and helping my clients achieve their business goals and dreams. Whatever it is the project based work environment satisfies what I refer to as my career ADD. The pace and change I craved in the corporate world is satisfied in my changing projects as a independent contractor and contract worker.

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How To Be A Successful Independent Contractor

Career Realism

Welcome to our new show Career Lab that airs on Wednesday at 2pm EST. In this Professional Independence Project inspired episode, J.T. talks about why becoming an independent contractor is not only important but going to become the norm by 2020. The Professional Independence Project is a month long initiative that CAREEREALISM is hosting for the month of October. The post How To Be A Successful Independent Contractor appeared first on CAREEREALISM.

Why Hire Junior Contractors? | Hiring Technical People

Hiring Technical People

Skip to content Johanna’s Site What I can do for you Workshops and Training See me Speak Email newsletter Contact Johanna ← Interviewing Ability May Help Your Career Focus on Your Experience → Why Hire Junior Contractors? Posted on July 27, 2008 by johanna George Dinwiddie asked me a question in email, “Why do companies hire junior-level contractors? How long do your contractors last?

“Does an independent contractor have a duty of loyalty?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question : If an independent contractor is a subcontractor to a business, can the independent contractor bid against that business on a totally unrelated project? That is, does an independent contractor have a duty of loyalty, like an employee has? Also, can an independent contractor be liable for anything under the law of agency? An independent contractor has only those duties to its client that it has agreed to.

Finding the Best Painting Contractors Houston TX Offers

Ms. Career Girl

The post Finding the Best Painting Contractors Houston TX Offers appeared first on Ms. When you want the best painting contractors Houston, TX can provide to you, you want to look to Allen Painting and Sandblasting as your solution. Speak to a representative today so that you can discuss your potential project and what your needs are for your business. The post Finding the Best Painting Contractors Houston TX Offers appeared first on Ms.

Awesome Career Paths with a Project Management Degree

Ms. Career Girl

While the title of this post isn’t as sparkly as our usuals, I decided to feature this guest post written by Tasha Morris today for a few different reasons: 1) My husband is a project manager and I cannot even begin to tell you how much he has taught me about this practice over the last few years. I read as many project management 101 articles and books as I could find. 5) Having a strong project management background is pretty “recession proof.”

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Introducing The Professional Independence Project

Career Realism

The Professional Independence Project is a month-long series designed to help you kickstart your journey to becoming more professionally independent. Introducing The Professional Independence Project. During the month of October, we’re running a cutting-edge series called the Professional Independence Project. If you want to take control of your career, check out our fall series, the Professional Independence Project.

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Three Reasons to Use a Written Independent Contractor Agreement

MBO Partners

An independent contractor agreement is a key document that defines project details, secures legal protection, and establishes classification status. Three reasons to use a written contract in your next engagement

Is it okay to note that you're a contractor on your linked in profile?

Careers Done Write

Is it okay to note that you're a contractor on your linked in profile while you continue to look for a perm position? For example, if you are a contract project manager working through an agency for a company, you would write it like this: Green Engineering (via Henderson, Clark, and Associates), Phoenix, AZ Project Manager/Contractor (2012 - Present). Hi Debra, I was wondering if you could answer a question for me. I'm currently in a contract position.

Hire Junior Employees; Think Harder About Contractors | Hiring.

Hiring Technical People

Skip to content Johanna’s Site What I can do for you Workshops and Training See me Speak Email newsletter Contact Johanna ← Focus on Your Experience When Someone Offers Help, Accept It → Hire Junior Employees; Think Harder About Contractors Posted on August 11, 2008 by johanna In the comments to Why Hire Junior Contractors? , To me, hiring a contractor as an extra pair of hands, when those hands need to be trained, doesn’t make much sense.

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6 Must-Have Writing Skills Every Project Manager Needs

Career Realism

These days, being a project manager is a completely different animal, isn’t it? However, all six of these writing skills will help project managers produce better results for their clients and make tons of lucrative professional connections. Reaching your contractors and talking to them on their level increases the value of their work, their responses to criticism and deadlines, and it helps increase retention. The Ability To Speak The Language Of Ideal Contractors.

2014 84

contractor deleted shared files I paid for, it is OK to discuss a firing with others, and more

Ask a Manager

This post, contractor deleted shared files I paid for, it is OK to discuss a firing with others, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. Contractor deleted shared files that I still need.

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are these unreasonable expectations for a part-time contractor?

Ask a Manager

I have been told by multiple people that everyone in the organization has been impressed by me, wants to work with me, and will work to find contract projects for me until such a time as they can find or create a permanent position for me. I am going to be tracking my time in a timesheet platform, which I’m told will be used in part to justify the new positions they want to create and other projects they might contract out. But as a contractor, this is all up to you. (I

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my employer made me a contractor without telling me, sitting down at trade shows, and more

Ask A Manager

My employer made me a contractor without telling me. At some point near the 18-month mark, they switched me to contractor status without informing me. After another six months, my boss said to finish up my projects because we were done with them and then I was never assigned anything new. Listing contracting positions when I stayed in my role but the contractor changed. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

employer wants to illegally treat me as a contractor, rather than an employee

Ask A Manager

The woman who interviewed me — who is also the CEO — has told me this full-time position will be “independent contractor” status. Note from Alison: These things are part of the government’s test for whether a position qualifies as an employee or an independent contractor.) For instance, part of their test is that if the employer controls when, where, and how you work, you’re generally an employee, not a contractor.).

How To Become An Instant Entrepreneur

Career Realism

It’s called, becoming an Independent Contractor. Upsides Of Being An “IC” Independent Contractors, or “ICs” as they are called, don’t work directly for a company. For example, Aflac*, the insurance company, hires Independent Contractors as their insurance agents. In short, choosing to become an insurance agent with Aflac is just one example of how being this type of Independent Contractor can make you an “Instant Entrepreneur” – and succeed at it too!

“Becoming a Consultant? – Here are 21 Smart Points to Raise”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Are the services to billed out on an hourly basis, daily basis, weekly basis, monthly basis, or upon reaching certain stages of a project? As a consultant, are you entitled to take on other consulting assignments during this assignment, or is it the expectation that you will devote your complete, full-time efforts to this project? Agreements and Contracts Going Out on Your Own Independent Contractors Monthly Newsletter Library Unique Situations

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update: I want to quit … but if I leave, my project will die

Ask a Manager

This post, update: I want to quit … but if I leave, my project will die , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. Remember the letter-writer who wanted to leave her horrible, abusive job but feared a major project she’d worked on would die if she quit? Lorna has always reduced and expanded contractor hours as suits her budgetary needs, and almost always brings them back in the future for additional work.

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why are contractors treated like second-class citizens, boss enters without knocking, and more

Ask a Manager

Why do some people look down on contractors and freelancers? I’m a freelance writer contracting at a large company, and I’ve noticed that some people tend to look down on contractors and freelancers. The row of cubicles that my fellow freelancers and I sit in right now is jokingly referred to as “Contractor’s Row.” In some companies there’s a culture where contractors are indeed seen as second-class citizens.

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“I’m so sorry you have to work on this garbage project with these horrible clients”

Ask a Manager

I’m an in-office contractor (fewer than 20 hours per week) for a client, and the culture is SO negative. Every assignment I’m given is done so with an air of “I’m sorry you have to deal with this horrid project” (for a very standard, not-horrid project), and client requests are similarly phrased, “I’m sorry they’re so unreasonable” (they’re not).

What Kind of Worker Are You? Job Classifications for Tax Purposes

Ms. Career Girl

For the most part, there are two types of workers — employees and independent contractors. Once you know, the difference between independent contractor vs. employee can come into play throughout your professional life. Are you an employee or independent contractor?

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Contracting : The Fundamental Guide

Ms. Career Girl

However, a person can be considered to be a contractor if they offer other freelance skills such as administration, translation or IT services. Why become a contractor? Getting the project done minus the big overhead! With so many businesses looking at ways to reduce their overheads, bringing in contractors for certain services is becoming more popular. There is also a great deal of freedom that comes with being a contractor. Are you a contractor?

2014 135

Experienced iPhone Developers

Telecommuting Journal

They are hiring for multiple projects that start immediately. Candidate will be considered for a project to commence immediately with additional projects to follow until December 2009. Opportunity offers the flexibility and freedom of telecommuting/freelance job but with the steady income and client relationship for multiple projects. Full time contractors only.

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Hot Careers – Have you Thought about Consulting?

Career Alley

Consulting firms generally look for subject matter expertise as well as project/program management skills when considering mid-career hires who don’t have consulting experience. There are several ways you can approach consulting as a career alternative – as an independent (working as a contractor for a consulting firm or directly for a client) or as a direct employee of a consulting firm. Independent Consulting Contractor.

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5 Tips for Getting Hired as a Subcontractor in Michigan

Jobacle

As a subcontractor, you’ll reap the benefits of paying work without having to navigate the project management process. . Depending on the type of projects you want to work for in Michigan, you’ll require up-to-date licensing and knowledge — as will anyone who works with you.

11 Assets Every Business-Of-One Needs To Survive

Career Realism

This post is part of the Professional Independence Project series. Recent studies are predicting one out of every two professionals in the workforce will be independent contractors by 2020. Are you a sales genie, marketing maven, research guru, administrative organizer or project manager? Go back into your career story and history and look for the projects, initiatives, goals and activities that show your trail of accomplishments.

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Reading the Map: 6 Careers That Let You Show Off Your Topography Skills

Career Alley

General Contractor. General Contractors might seem like managers who can leave the topography work to someone else, but general contractors need to know which specialists should be hired for a specific job and when. If a general contractor hires a construction specialist to build a foundation before the ground is prepared correctly, precious time will be wasted and the project might fall behind schedule.

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Reading the Map: 6 Careers That Let You Show Off Your Topography Skills

Career Alley

General Contractor. General Contractors might seem like managers who can leave the topography work to someone else, but general contractors need to know which specialists should be hired for a specific job and when. If a general contractor hires a construction specialist to build a foundation before the ground is prepared correctly, precious time will be wasted and the project might fall behind schedule.

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How to staff your start up!

RedStarResume

Part-Time, Contractor, Temp, Casual, Full-Time or outsource EVERYTHING?? Whether this is from day one or later down the track, when you have determined it’s time to get help, it’s worthwhile taking careful considerations to your options and their immediate and longer term implications: Independent Contractors/Outsourcing. A very useful initial approach would be to hiring independent contractors or outsource instead of hiring employees.

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Why You Should Consider Outsourcing Within Your Business

Ms. Career Girl

You may not need a graphic designer all of the time but just for certain projects. Depending on state laws, there are definitions for independent contractors, and if you violate those laws, you have to pay the person you have hired as an employee. Insulate contractors from direct client communication unless absolutely essential. If a project needs constant two-way communication, you might want to keep it in house instead of outsourcing.

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How to Renovate Your Home for Your Home-Based Side Hustle

Ms. Career Girl

Choose a Contractor. You can choose your own architect and then hire a general contractor, or you can go with a design-build contractor that covers it all. Check out the many home improvement contractor rating websites. Also, if any contractor says you don’t need permits because the project is small, run! Here’s a partial list of projects: The building or demolition of walls.

2017 125

short answer Saturday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions

Ask A Manager

Here we go… Figuring out pay as a contractor I have never worked as a contractor but was contacted about a potential contract job and asked to provide my pay requirements plus gas cost. Keep in mind that as a contractor, you’ll be paying your own payroll taxes and won’t be getting benefits like health care or paid time off. Reply Charles March 20, 2011 at 12:59 pm “Figuring out pay as a contractor.&#

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How Long is a Technology Career?

Hiring Technical People

Now, you might have to do this as a contractor. Participate on an open-source project. Search out a new project in your organization and ask to be transferred to it, when the time is right. Matt Heusser has a great column over at Stickyminds this week. Take a look at A Long View of the ‘Short’ Technology Career. If you are an older job searcher, and you are looking for a job, one thing you might do is look for a technical job.

How Do Start-Up Businesses Expand?

Resume Bear

One ideal way for start-ups to expand when business activity finally becomes too much for any single individual to handle, is to use third party services and contractors. A far better option for start-ups that want to expand is to utilize contractors and third party services. Instead of being able to source new clients and projects, executives may find themselves increasingly tied up doing accounting work or document filing.

2013 154

Five Jobs with a Degree in Occupational Health and Safety

Career Alley

Construction and building inspectors work on all types of construction projects such as buildings, dams, bridges, highways, and sewer and water systems. Fire inspectors make sure that companies meet state and local fire codes and work with planners to approve blueprints for new construction projects. These professionals must work with contractors, developers, engineers, architects, and fire service personnel.

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10 Surprising Statistics About the Contingent Worker and Your Contract Workforce

Workology

My work has placed me at an interesting intersection where I am working and consulting in the HR and recruiting industries while also being an independant contractor and member of the contingent workforce. The independent workforce is called a lot of different things: freelancer, contract worker, project based workforce, 1099 employee, contingent worker, on-demand workforce and even the extended workforce.

Every Home Improvement Question Answered Right Here

Life@work

Before starting any home improvement project, take some time to figure out your goals. Include a little bit of your own personality in every project. A good roofing contractor will help you decide. As mentioned, a homeowner with little experience in home improvements may have a difficult time with any project. Use the tips laid out here to start a home renovation project and do it well

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Every Home Improvement Question Answered Right Here

Life@work

Before starting any home improvement project, take some time to figure out your goals. Include a little bit of your own personality in every project. A good roofing contractor will help you decide. As mentioned, a homeowner with little experience in home improvements may have a difficult time with any project. Use the tips laid out here to start a home renovation project and do it well

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Warning: Shrinking Economies Shrink Job Opportunities

Career Alley

Macroeconomic study projections show that jobs requiring some postsecondary education will expand the fastest by 2020, but 18 of the 30 occupations projected to expand the fastest require no postsecondary education, so there are gainful employment options available for individuals of all skill and level of education. Projections for 2020 estimate a loss of over 61,000 of these jobs. On the opposite end of the spectrum is the health care industry, which is projected to add 5.6

How can I build a careers without getting burnt out?

Careers Done Write

Based on what you have shared, it seems you are a project-oriented individual. If you are willing to work as part of a team, you can go from project to project. As an independent contractor, you will be responsible for your tax reporting, personal health insurance, and retirement savings. In freelance, it helps to have alliances to alert you when new projects are on the horizon. Dear Deb, My work history is not perfect.

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Diving into Job Applications

Workology

Professionalism is especially important if you are like a growing number of Americans who are applying for work as independent contractors. Many businesses are quickly adapting to using freelance workers and other independent contractors to complete a number of shorter term special projects. Independent contractors are generally hired based upon their reputation and the quality of work they can produce, which means if they are not professional they are out of a job.

2016 79

What HR Needs to Know When Hiring a Contract Recruiter

Workology

The contractor has duties and rights well defined in the retainer agreement. Independent Contractor Agreement: The contract recruiter will not be an employee of the client company. They will be a consultant or independent contractor. The contractor possesses specialized or technical skills or knowledge not generally possessed by the client’s own workforce*. The contractor provides his or her own tools, place of work. Picture this.

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