Employed Consultants

In today's tight labour market, where half of large UK businesses are struggling to find the talent they need, people and businesses want new ways to get work done. Not everyone wants to work as a full-time, permanent employee - and organisations don't always want that either. Both employees and employers want choice, flexibility, and alternative ways of working that build resilience for less predictable futures. Organisations that want to attract and retain in-demand workers must consider alternative workforce models, in order to secure the best.

Employed Consultants (ECs) is one way of accessing an alternative talent pool - bridging the gap between permanent and contract labour. An EC is a highly skilled specialist who is permanently employed by Experis, and then supplied on an interim or project basis into our clients' organisations. By working in this way, the worker enjoys the benefits of permanent employment, alongside the flexibility of being able to develop their skills across a variety of assignments with blue chip enterprise companies. For the employer, you’ll benefit from a flexible, permanent workforce that can grow with your organisation, without adding to your permanent headcount and support function requirements.


Our ECs cover over 100+ skill sets and can be deployed individually or as part of a team. This model offers a stability of service and knowledge, thanks to the dedicated operational support team who work across recruitment, HR, and utilisation.

With an Employed Consultant, you'll benefit from:

  • A 10% to 20% reduction in contractor labour costs, and no rate increases in Year 1
  • There are no IR35 issues
  • Co-employment risk is removed as our ECs are permanently employed by us
  • Reduces contractor churn and project risk – ECs have a permanent employee mentality
  • Complements your permanent hiring programmes, offering the option of a structured ‘try before you buy’ approach
  • ECs bring with them extensive experience from a wide range of different clients and projects
  • Investment in on-going training and development pathways undertaken by us, augmented by you
  • We remove any contract management or HR administration burden

If you would like to find out more about how Employed Consultants could work in your organisation, you can email us at ECTeam@experis.co.uk or download the brochure.

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