I know that Careers is very much aimed at people looking for permanent work, but it seems to me like it could be fantastic for contractors and for companies that employ them. All contractors have nightmare stories about recruitment agencies, all companies that employ contractors or ever have employed contractors get constant hassle from recruitment agents badgering them to take on more contractors. If Careers could cut out the agent layer between employers and contractors it would improve the lives of people on both sides endlessly, although it would be bad news for recruitment agents and BMW garages. I think I can contain my pity.
Are there any plans to bring any contractor-oriented functionality into Careers?
It would be great if an employer adding a job could check a box to mark it as contract work, and for candidates to filter their search results down to only contract positions. Similarly, a candidate should be able to indicate on their profile that they are interested in contract work, and employers should be able to filter candidate search to view only those interested in being contractors.