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Benefits of Contracting

In recent years, we are seeing an increasing trend towards the use of flexible contracting workforce in favour of permanent hiring. The China labour market is well conditioned for the use of dispatched or outsourced contractors and we are seeing a massive appetite from major organisations. Contracting talent will be one of the key demands by both global and local organisations based in China. 

Contracting is the future of the work force. Let the support of the Michael Page team make it happen for you. Here are just some of the reasons why contacting may be the perfect choice for you.


A wider range of experience

Short-term roles allow you to work in a variety of leading organisations across different sectors, and to take on new challenges while you establish valuable skills sets. You will make valuable industry contacts and obtain experience that will serve you well throughout your career.


Opportunity to upskill

Instead of “business as usual” tasks in traditional permanent roles, contracting gives you the exposure to interesting and often strategic project work. This will allow you to accumulate knowledge and understanding of the latest working systems and processes. You will play a critical role in the project’s success and upgrade your resume as a result. 



Given you have the opportunity to determine working hours and the length of the assignments you take on; contracting allows you to achieve the work/life balance that best suits your lifestyle.

As a contractor, you’ll quickly learn the nature and style of the companies where you’d most like to work, and where you can best contribute, without being tied into any long-term commitment. 



Contract, temporary and interim work is often a perfect solution if you’re in between jobs or looking for the position that best suits you: something not often evident in China’s traditional labour market. You can finish up your contract on short notice so you’re free to take up another offer if necessary. You won’t be locked in to an inflexible position, but who knows, you may well find the company or organisation where you’d be happy to work, long-term.

Interested in contract work?  Request to speak to one of our consultants today to discuss your unique needs: [email protected]