Background of Contract Staffing in Philippines

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.

How can Contract Staffing value add to your company?

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.

Benefits of EPS' Contract Staffing service


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.   Thus, more and more companies are engaging Contract Staffing companies to help expedite and streamline the hiring process.

Support Businesses’ Expansion and Rapid Growth

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. 

Headcount Limitation

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 having to worry about meeting the approved headcount.

Specialised Skills

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. 

Process of EPS' Recruitment service

1. Understanding client’s needs

Our consultants are trained to take a client-centric approach. Understanding the hiring needs and requirements of the client is one of the top priorities in EPS.

2. Advisory on the process

Our friendly consultants will provide an overview of the Contract Staffing process as well as discussion on the costs involved.

3. Sourcing of contract staff

EPS to source or client to refer suitable professionals and staff. EPS will then carry out verification process of selected contract staff to ensure authenticity and credibility.

4. Interview arrangement

EPS to arrange for interviews with potential contract staff. Interviews will be carried out in the form of online video calls, telephone calls, and face to face interviews, where applicable.

5. Arrangement for employment

EPS to keep communication channels between client and potential contract staff open and updated during negotiation of agreements, offers, and commencement. EPS will also arrange for the necessary work passes where required.

6. Arrangement for commencement

EPS to provide comprehensive contract staff management, including onboarding activities, payroll processing, leave administration, claims administration, resignation and termination, and other HR matters.

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