Posted by Nisha Amin on Mar 30, 2017 10:12:00 AM


Top 10 Reasons to Hire a Contract Instructional Designer 


1. Access to On-Demand Talent:

Many of our clients are looking for their learning and development talent ASAP. As an expert training company we recognize the complexity of locating and hiring consultants on short notice, and it can be extremely overwhelming. We have access to one of the largest learning and development networks (exceeding 25,000 consultants) and our clients enjoy the benefits of on-demand talent that is close to their location, which reduces any travel and accommodation expenses.

2. Bridge to Permanent Positions:

A contract position provides the ideal opportunity for employers to give employees a test run before making the transition to full time. You’ll get to see first-hand how well the worker fits in your company, how good his skills are, and how reliable he is, so you can make a more informed hiring decision without the commitment, reducing your risk of bad hires. Think of it like test driving a car: it may look great, but can it perform?

3. We Manage Passive and Active Consultants:

As an experienced training company we cover both the active and passive talent market, and can help raise the overall quality of all your new hires. Passive consultants can be a great addition to any corporation because they don't need a job, and they are choosing to work at your organization because it truly is the right opportunity for them. Our extensive database of both passive and active consultants allows our clients to access the best of the best.

4. Global Scalability:

Through our extensive experience we have created an award-winning formula of training delivery best practices that will ensure our global clients experience the highest level of satisfaction. Our ability to source consultants from across the globe will give you the confidence you need to ensure success from global training projects without the stress of locating learning professionals on short notice to cover multiple locations. 

5. Cost Reduction:

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average direct cost for a new employee is $57,967.88 including basic wages, benefits, and taxes. Add in costly overtime during the vacancy of the position, recruiting and advertising costs, screening and testing costs, and this number can quickly grow exponentially. We can provide you with a predictable cost per hire. Not every organization needs a full-time, direct hire employee. Some only need part-time, temporary or short-term contract help. By going through us, you can avoid paying for employee services that exceed your actual needs.

In addition, we can manage all centralized scheduling, travel arrangements and billing for your project. Whether you have a need for one contract trainer or a team of 50, we can deliver!

6. Extensive Talent Database:

We have an extensive database of over 28,000 passive and active learning and development professionals that are located across the globe. We also have built strong relationships with many of our consultants and have identified them as dependable. This gives us the ability to fill specific vacancies in a matter of days, or even hours. Instead of having to advertise job openings, sift through resumes, and interview candidates, you can go right to choosing which candidate you want to hire out of a short list of top talent, because every worker in our database is already pre-approved.

7. Increase Employee Motivation and Productivity:

A lot of employers who spread work across their existing staff rather that adding additional staff, can quickly see a drop in productivity. Employees working prolonged overtime or long hours can become overwhelmed, unmotivated, and less alert on the job. Using our contract training services during busy times will help alleviate that workload and keep employee productivity high. In addition, bringing in external talent can help motivate employees to produce and achieve more in hopes of obtaining the next promotional opportunity. 

8. Industry- Specific Experience:

As an experienced training company, we understand the key business drivers within our clients' industries is critical for all projects that we are involved in. Our database of 28,000+ professionals have industry-specific experience and expertise to enable a rapid project execution. We also boast a higher level of expertise related to job knowledge, employment trends and recruitment practices by virtue of continuous placement of learning and development employees. 

9. Allows for More Flexibility: 

One advantage for companies using contract workers is reduced overhead. Whether you need a temporary employee to cover a vacation or medical leave, or there is an unexpected increase in workload, as a established staffing partner we can quickly provide you with additional resources during your time of need. When priorities change, as they often do, we have the ability to modify our approach to address the new set of circumstances. This will allow your organization the flexibility to meet any unexpected needs. 

10. Saves Time:

We recognize that the complexity of locating, hiring and managing a team of qualified learning and development professionals, especially on short notice and with a need to cover multiple locations, can be very tedious. Factor in tight deadlines, budget constraints, multiple training sites, scheduling and payroll logistics and the process can become extremely overwhelming. Contracting us allows your HR team to focus on the current needs of the department, without having to worry about sifting through hundreds of resumes, updating listings, and scheduling interviews. Remember, time is money.

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Contact the global training experts at TrainingFolks and we'll help find the perfect contract Learning Professional for your unique project needs.



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