UX Designers - the latest sought after skillset. Should you higher permanent or contract UX Designer?

UX Designers - the latest sought after skillset. Should you higher permanent or contract UX Designer?

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UX Designers appear to be the latest skillset in high demand. Which is better - perm or contact UX Designers?​

Whether employers prefer a permanent UX designer on staff or a contractor on a day rate can vary based on several factors, including the company's needs, budget, project scope, and organizational structure. Both options have their own advantages and considerations, also Talent Hub is set-up to cover both.

Permanent UX Designer:

1. Long-term commitment: Hiring a permanent UX designer indicates a commitment to building a strong in-house design team. This can lead to better integration with other departments and a deeper understanding of the company's goals and values.

2. Consistency: Having a permanent UX designer allows for consistent collaboration on multiple projects and a steady improvement in the company's overall user experience over time.

3. Cultural fit: Permanent employees tend to have a better chance of aligning with the company's culture and values, contributing to a cohesive team dynamic.

4. Professional growth: Permanent roles often come with opportunities for professional development, growth within the company, and job security.

Contractor UX Designer:

1. Flexibility: Contractors can be brought in for specific projects or periods of high demand, offering greater flexibility in adjusting team size as needed.

2. Specialized expertise: Contractors often have a niche expertise that can address a particular project's requirements without the company needing to maintain that specialization full-time.

3. Cost control: Hiring a contractor on a day rate might be more cost-effective in the short term, as the company doesn't have to provide benefits or a long-term salary commitment.

4. Variety of perspectives: Contractors bring in fresh viewpoints and experiences from working with different companies, which can contribute to innovation and creative problem-solving.

Ultimately, the choice between a permanent UX designer and a contractor depends on the specific context of the company, the nature of the projects, the available budget, and the company's overall strategy. Some companies might prefer a mix of both—having a core team of permanent designers while occasionally bringing in contractors for specialized projects or during peak workloads. It's important for companies to carefully assess their needs, goals, and budget constraints before making a decision.

The good news is that Talent Hub work with UX Designers looking for permanent, freelance and fixed-term contract jobs. Talent Hub is also set-up with the latest legislation for the contracts and also the timesheets / payroll, making the contract simple, stress free and legally up to date.

Contact Liz@talenthubresourcing.com or call 0333 577 6808 for more information.