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Benefits of hiring contractors

Fast impact

Contractors can hit the ground running and provide immediate solutions.

Short notice periods

Working on an urgent project? A contractor can start as soon as tomorrow.

Financial savings

Hiring contractors is cost effective and friendly to your bottom line in the long run.

Trial new roles

You can trial a potential permanent role without making long-term commitments.

Hiring journey

Define assignment framework

Getting useful information about the position and ideal candidate expected

Candidate mapping & searching

Identify suitable candidates based on client criteria

Candidate screening

Face-to-face interview to evaluate the candidate’s skills and background


Deliver a detailed CV including candidate motivations

Client interview

Plan and prepare for client and candidate interview


Client support in defining the offer and submit to candidate

Post placement care

Close contact with both the candidate and the client to ensure successful integration into the company

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FAQsWhat you need to know about hiring contractors

With over 20 years experience in Singapore, PageGroup now has a large number of existing candidates in our wider database. Our Contracting team focuses on filtering and screening potential talent who are interested and suited for contracting assignments to create a contracting specific talent pool. This, coupled with our extensive network and polished search methodologies, allows us to maintain a talent pool that covers the majority of the market.

Contractors add value to your business without incurring substantial risks or headcount-related costs and issues. They can be hired to cover permanent staffers’ holidays, parental leave, urgent projects, as well as an extra pair of hands during busy periods. Furthermore, they help to maintain day-to-day tasks while you recruit for a permanent role.

The base compensation for hiring contractors might look more substantial when compared to a permanent role, but there are other factors to take into consideration, such as taxes, employee benefits and insurance. Since companies are not obliged to pay contractors any of the above, it is thus a more cost effective strategy.

We offer a dedicated payroll service so that your contractors will be paid on time and accurately.

There are several disadvantages that employers should know about. For one, contractors are typically hired for short-term work, which means that integrating company culture might be more challenging; secondly, contractors typically request a higher salary due to a contract-based employment; finally, since contracts tend to include a stipulated end date, it is sometimes harder to retain a contractor’s services in the long run.

Michael Page is part of PageGroup, a global leader in recruitment with 141 offices in 36 countries. Whether you’re seeking experts for project work or professionals to cover busy periods, our specialist consultants will source the best talent. Our pool of contract talent is highly skilled and ready to start work in your business at short notice. In some cases, we can even offer same-day turnarounds. Our consultants manage the entire recruitment process, so that you can focus on the day-to-day running of your business.

How Page Contracting can help you

30k+ immediately available professionals

Together with our superior network accumulated over two decades, our talent recruitment services are fast and accurate.

Tailored agile solution

Based on your specific requirements, our specialist consultants will provide a candidate shortlist, with a turnaround time of 24 hours for most roles.

Risk & Compliance guarantee

We comply with MOM guidelines and other regulatory standards to ensure the maximum legal protection for you and your contractors.

End to End service support

Throughout the entire contract duration, we provide 360° operation support covering payroll, insurance, leave and invoicing matters.

Richa Doyle

Jeffrey Ng
Regional Director

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