Hiring managers often look for the most economic or efficient way to bring new people on board. Sometimes this means hiring independent contractors, using recruiting firms, or hiring employees directly, and sometimes it means using a mix of these and other options.
But what if a candidate specifically requests to be an independent contractor? Or, what if you’ve got an existing employee who would prefer to be a contractor instead? Can you have multiple people performing the same role at the organization but some are employees and others are contractors?
The short answer to this question is no,