If you were able, would you hire contract workers instead of full-timers?

ANDREA ROBINSON

Director

ARC Sustainability

Our work is largely project based, so our contractors are key for us. We are lucky enough to have a core team of contractors who return to work on ARC Sustainability’s projects again and again.

TARA MARTIN

Chief Executive

Bag Junkies

I have and love a mix of both. There is nothing like being surrounded daily by a dedicated group of men and women helping drive your goals and visions for the business forward. But I have found that for some more specialized positions some of the best are independent contractors and consultants.

JARED GUSTADT

Chief Executive

Jingle Punks

Full-timers. It’s hard to build and cultivate a culture and loyalty with people working at a distance.

TOBI SKOVRON

Founder

Zingy Pet Inc.

It depends on the position. Both classifications can work for different positions within the same company. There might be circumstances around why it would be better for a company to use one or the other. Business just need to remain open – so long as it is all fair trade and both parties are happy with the arrangement.

ELI PORTNOY

Chief Executive

Sense360

Full-timers. As an early-stage company, I think it’s really important to have everyone’s

full commitment. When you’re doing something innovative or different you need a whole

bunch of brainstorming, and brainstorming

doesn’t happen at certain hours of

the day.

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