We were recently were featured on The Business Journals discussing how leaders can lighten their personal workload by hiring contractors, relieving full-time employees teetering on the edge of burnout. Contractors can be highly beneficial in managing existing employees' workloads, especially when deadlines have tight turnarounds and heavy lifting. But how do you know when to hire a contractor?

When to hire a contractor:

1.    The project work is short-term and/or has a firm deadline

Project-based work helps you manage your contractor investment based on the workload coming in the door and relieves tapped-out full-time employees.

2.    You can’t sustain someone financially in the long-term

Pick when you want to hire contractors and scale back when you need to. This gives your business financial flexibility.

3.    The hours worked are flexible

Be mindful that contractors may also have other jobs. Set expectations ahead of time for client calls or meetings so that they can plan ahead.

4.    You don’t have someone on your team who has that skillset

You may not need a particular skillset all the time, but when you do, it's a great option to tap into your contractor network and add expertise temporarily.

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