Time to try your hand at self service contract recruiting.
Contract recruitment is easy, even I could do it.
thought by every team leader
Now it is your chance.
6prog is the first agency with a self service option. You can follow the prompts but who you select is up to you. There are assessment options, security checks and then contracts followed by timesheets and invoicing. If you do get stuck we will help…and you can always hire a recruiter to help you out too, any recruiter you like, in house, freelance or from an agency.
Fundamentally though, this is your chance to shine and show those full time contract recruiters how it’s done. 😉
Speaking to a procurement officer recently, she informed me that fees appear to be incredibly varied and often don’t represent the service level.I asked if the figures were published and usually they are not. However, they tend to be discussed once the line manager and the freelancer get together.
So why the secrecy? Is it because agencies are charging too much?
Flip this over and there are freelancers who are also ‘in the dark’ about the cost of the agency. Now it may not make a material difference to the freelancer initially because at the point of the contract offer they are aware of what the work is and how much they will be paid. However, the service levels of the agency may not be fantastic to the freelancer… they are ‘the product’ after all.
This brings me to the point of this article. What are the advantages of 6prog’s service fee?
It’s the same for everyone. Whether you are providing recruitment, freelancing or buying these services, the platform levies an ultra low service fee.
You can talk about the real cost of your service directly with the other party. No secrets.
It’s easy to calculate.
There is clarity that you are not employing or acting as an employee.
No one else is doing it.
As 6prog expands it is looking to take the fee lower – help us do it.
I got into a discussion the other day where I tried to prove why underpaying is a good idea.
The obvious things, you save money. The lower the day rate the less you spend.
The people you get are of lower quality. This is also good. They make your permanent staff look better than they really are.
The fact they are not great also means they are more likely to stay around meaning fewer cases of having to replace them.
They aren’t aware how bad your company is, ergo fewer complaints to deal with.
Frankly I knew by this point I had lost the argument. This was further compounded when my adversary pointed out there were better ways to save money such as switching to platform recruitment workflows that have included the onboarding and management needed, SAAS delivered and PAYG. Like 6progmembers do.
They tend to use the savings to pay their freelancers a bit more, helping to retain them and in the longer run saving more money through quality work.