How to manage IT contractors

Managing contractors can differ significantly from managing in-house employees - here are a few pointers for CIOs

In the UK alone, there are approximately 2 million self-employed professionals with about 1.77 million working as full-time contractors, according to research this year from IT Contractors UK.

For employers, the benefits of working with IT contractors range from flexible hours to a certain degree of self-management that's expected from the contractor.

However, managing IT contractors can also be a difficult task for employers as the process can be significantly different to managing in-house employees.

Below we examine some of the best ways businesses and CIOs can manage IT contractors effectively.

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CIO UK