A Guide to Hiring a Contractor
- Price: £3.60
- Published: December 2016
- Type: Business Information Factsheet
- Format: PDF
If your business needs some specialist help or expertise that your in-house team can't supply, or if you have a project that is too big to handle without extra support, you might consider using a contractor. Contractors are not employees of your business but rather self-employed professionals who are engaged for a specific period of time to provide certain services.
This factsheet describes what contractors and sub-contractors are and explains how to choose and manage a contractor. It outlines the advantages and drawbacks, the legal implications and important factors to consider when drawing up a contract. It also contains hints and tips and sources of further information.