(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.)
Many recruiters believe that having contractors is going to cost them a lot of extra time and is going to cause them nothing but headaches. Well, if they are planning to handle all of their own back-office tasks, they could be right. Unless they choose to outsource the back-office tasks, the recruiter must find the time and resources to handle the following responsibilities, and more:
Not only are those responsibilities time-consuming, they are tedious and come with some with legal risk, which is why many recruiters shy away from contract staffing. Fortunately, there is an alternative. A quality contract staffing back-office can take on all of those risks and responsibilities. Therefore, you can reap all the benefits of contract staffing (steady income, client loyalty, increased sales, etc.) without all the hassle. Essentially, all you need to do is what you have always done - get the job order and recruit the candidate.