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What is contracting?

Contractors are people who work on a contract basis, they are not regular employees. Each contract might span a day, a week or even a few months. The use of the term “Temp” and "Contractor" are often used interchangeably.

There are benefits to becoming a contractor including flexibility on working hours and experience in different roles, industries and companies. Just remember you'll only be paid for the work you do, and you won't accrue annual leave or sick leave, though the benefit of contracting is a higher rate of pay which more than makes up for the reduced entitlements.

Different types of contracting


What are my options?

In choosing the right option for you, you need to consider your personal and financial circumstances. We strongly recommend that you obtain your own independent financial and tax advice before you determine the most suitable contracting option for you.

As a Robert Walters contractor you have the following contracting options to choose from:

1. Temporary/Contract Recruitment Services

What we offer:

  • Robert Walters is responsible for sourcing and managing contractors
  • The contractor’s payroll is managed by Robert Walters
  • Robert Walters arranges the candidates Employment Pass or S-Pass if required, and this comes from the Robert Walters quota 
  • Comprehensive medical insurance cover is provided for all contractors
  • Best in class back-office andlegal teams to ensure adherence to employment laws inSingapore


2. Payroll Only Services

What we offer:

  • The contractor’s monthly payroll is managed by Robert Walters
  • Robert Walters has best in class back-office and legal teams to ensure adherence to employment laws in Singapore
  • Employment Pass & S-Pass are on Robert Walters quota
  • Comprehensive medical insurance cover is provided for all contractors
  • Monthly invoicing to the client for ease of budgeting


3. Fixed Term Contract (FTC)

What we offer:

  • Robert Walters is responsible for sourcing and managing  candidates throughout the recruitment process
  • One time recruitment fees are applicable, pro-rated to the duration of the contract
  • The candidate sits directly on the  client’s payroll as an employee

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