Coronavirus has wreaked havoc on our personal lives, the economy and how we work.
Working from home has gone from compulsory to normal and it’s predicted that we may never work in the same way again.
So how has this affected the company’s you’re placing contractors in?
I don’t think I’d be wrong if I suggested you’d seen a large uptick in companies needing more and more contractors.
How else are they going to keep managing the regular work, new projects and product development but with less staff than before?
According to an article in Forbes magazine, 47% of hiring managers are more likely to hire independent professionals since the coronavirus pandemic than they were in the past. In many cases permanent headcount has suddenly reduced so the slack is taken up by contractors and freelancers.
If past downturns in the economy are anything to go by, companies who made full time staff redundant will look to using contractors to do those jobs until they have a clearer idea of where the economy and their business are going.
The other area where contractors are coming into their own is when companies are seeing a bounce in business as they emerge from lockdown and need a fast influx of talented staff who can hit the ground running. This may be anything from developers to marketing professionals and on to engineers and project managers.
As a recruitment professional this should have you grinning from ear to ear but this increase in the need for contractors will increase your workload and could put a huge strain on your in-house systems.
The influx of jobs to fill and a surge in new contractors looking to get back into work after lay-off may seem like every recruiters dream but if the admin side of things isn’t smooth and easy, you’ll spend half your life sorting out timesheet and payroll issues, when you should be focused on filling jobs and placing contractors.
Streamlining your timesheet management has gone from something that you’ll get around to soon, to a necessity that will save hours every week, for you, your client and your contractor.
TimeGenie is a pay-as-you-go timesheet management software that saves you time and money. You have full control over everything.
- Brand everything to your company brand design
- Send out automatic reminders to clients and contractors
- See financial totals and run reports
- Friendly CRM interface
- Connects to most accounting software
- Mobile friendly so your contractors can submit timesheets on the go
- Photograph receipts and upload for easy expense submission
You’ll no longer have to worry about chasing contractors for timesheets as they’ll get automatic reminders.
As they can now fill them out on their mobile devices, you won’t have to worry about ‘the dog ate it’ excuses and your client can authorise their contractors timesheets while they relax at home if they want to.
Expense management is as simple as a photographed receipt and invoicing is a cinch.
If you want to be able to focus on what you’re good at and leave the timesheet management to us, email email@example.com or give us a call on 0203 411 4447 and we’ll show you what we can do.