Contracting for ERR
What is Contracting (or Temping)?
Contractors (or Temporaries) are considered an integral part of the workplace within both the commercial and government sectors. It is the employment sector that has experience a consistent level of growth over recent years. Contractors are used to “fill gaps” in place of permanent employees or to address specific skills needs for projects such as systems conversions. Contracting is a definite career option – whether for the short, medium or longer term.
How do I get paid?
Most contractors are paid on an hourly rate basis (for every hour worked). Timesheets are submitted weekly to Eden Ritchie Recruitment Pty Ltd and our payroll is processed fortnightly. In addition to the hourly rate, contractors also receive superannuation, but the hourly rate is inclusive of all sick leave and holiday pay entitlements.
How long are the contracts?
The term of each contract varies, more often than not the contract is extended - often a contract position can lead to a permanent position. You can contract while you look for a new permanent position - but be well aware of any commitments you give in relation to the amount of notice required or regarding the completion of the assignment.