Contract staffing has become very popular as a form of employment arrangement. Many companies employ long-term and sometimes short-term contract staff to undertake a variety of projects and assignments. The flexibility and scalability enable businesses to turn their operation strategies up a notch as they can now hire and meet their exact capacity at any given time, reducing the chances of having underutilised employees. In the same token, many professionals and staff also prefer contract staffing employment as it gives them the flexibility of working with different organizations on a variety of projects and assignments.
Contract staffing refers to a co-employment arrangement where the hiring of professionals and staff are on contract basis, for a specific function and time-period, at certain conditions, and specified monthly rate.
Singapore is generally a labour-tight market. In addition to hiring full-time employees, many companies also turn to contract staffing employment to hire contract staff of different job functions and roles to augment its full-time staff strength. There is a wide range of scenarios and benefits in which companies leverage on Contract Staffing.
Hiring a full-time staff can be a time-consuming process and is a long-term commitment for companies. On the other hand, hiring of contract staff with the help of a staffing company will significantly shorten the hiring processes and time which will return in faster staff deployment rate and turnaround time to meet internal timelines.
Under the Headcount Modelling structure, organisations usually have a headcount limit to adhere to, even when the department is in need of extra hands and full-time employees are fully-loaded. With Contract Staffing, companies are able to hire additional contract staff without meeting the approved headcount. In addition to local Singaporean and Singapore PR contract talents, the foreign contract staff can be hired under the employment pass, S-pass, or work permit arrangement.
In the business world, it is difficult to predict what the future entails. The securing of a new client or the extension of a project might lead to rapid growth which the company might not be prepared to meet the capacity. During times of unexpected and high growth, organisations will leverage on Contract Staffing to fill immediate capacity gaps.
For unique projects undertaken by organisations that require out-of-house specialised skills, Contract Staffing serves as a quick and efficient solution to combat this skills gap. It allows companies to gain access to the additional brainpower and skills they need to get the job done, and also the flexibility to scale back once it has been completed.
EPS believes strongly in quality service deliveries, and we have achieved international quality standard (ISO 9001 – 2015 certification) for our contract staffing services. We follow a set of proven and best-in-class service processes to ensure robustness and consistencies in the delivery of our services, and to ensure that our contract staff are well taken care of.
Our friendly staffing consultants are well-versed in all aspects of contract staffing assignment. Whether you are planning to hire a single contract staff or a team of contract staff on a short-term and long-term engagement, EPS looks forward to be your contract staffing partner of choice.
For the hiring of foreign contract staff, EPS will be fully responsible for work pass application
EPS will undertake the full responsibility of managing contract staff, including on-boarding activities, payroll processing, leave administration, timesheets submission, claims administration, resignation and termination, and other staff matters.
EPS will source and deploy suitable candidate(s). Also, EPS provides warranty coverage, in the event of staff’s resignation or termination, EPS will find and deploy a suitable replacement candidate to take over
At EPS, consultants are trained to take a client-centric approach. During the Contract Staffing process, our experts ensure that companies’ needs are clearly understood before designing and personalising the process to the requirements of the company.
For a general guide to EPS’s Contract Staffing processes: –
We take a look at details of hiring positions so that we can advise our clients of our capability for the requested position.
Our executive search and selection specialists will discuss with our clients to have deep understanding of the requested position.
We organize an internal team discussion for every member of sourcing team to fully understand your hiring needs and position details.
With our internal & external candidate sourcing techniques, we identify and profile suitable talents.
We assist in arranging your selection process, which includes online and/or face to face interviews and assessment test.
We employ the contract staff under our company payroll, and we ensure the contract staff commences work on your site without any issues.
EPS Singapore is a trusted Recruitment partner for local and global clients. Our wide range of staffing solutions include general recruitment, IT recruitment, candidate contingency and executive search, contract staffing, manpower outsourcing and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO).