Contract Work - Why choose Morgan McKinley
Morgan McKinley’s “Career Ally” philosophy applies just as much to contract staff as to permanent employees. Whether you are working through us or actively job seeking we have your professional best interests at heart and are there to support you every step of the way.
Why choose Morgan McKinley?
Morgan McKinley contractors contribute enormously to the success of a variety of organisations throughout Hong Kong. They often take up prominent and influential roles with some of the country’s most recognised and respected employers.
For our clients, Morgan McKinley provides access to experienced specialists who execute on challenging assignments. This can be due to a lack of existing niche skills, within an organisation, or the current span of resources being stretched beyond capacity. Our consulting teams focus on a range of disciplines including accounting and finance, risk, compliance and audit, technology, project & change management, strategy, business support and HR.
Morgan McKinley has many years of experience in delivering the highest quality service to contractors and hiring organisations. We are dedicated to providing the best contract opportunities in the marketplace and look forward to building a strong working relationship with you.
We offer a Morgan McKinley Rewards Card to all our contractors so they can benefit from specials deals and discounts at various shops, restaurants and pubs in Hong Kong. The card is given to the contractors by their consultant as soon as they start their new job and is valid during the whole contract duration.
What is Contracting?
Contracting is a period of temporary employment which can last anything from several months to a year. You are typically paid on a monthly basis or pre-agreed daily rate.
For those committed to contracting longer term, there are a variety of assignments that require experienced individuals to resolve business issues on a fixed term or project basis, spanning all our specialist disciplines and sectors.
Hear what our contractors have to say
“I have been in contracting for 16 years with numerous agencies and Jenn and Emma are the two best ever consultants I have dealt with.” Vince, February 2014
“Sunny identified my real potential and suggested me a perfect role. She is the most professional consultant I’ve ever met, the way she represents candidates, communicates between clients and candidates, and most importantly her advice on the industry, interview preparation really impressed me! I now treat her as a personal friend and am happy to introduce her to potential clients and candidates. I am really blessed to have met Morgan McKinley, especially Sunny!" Jworu, October 2013
What is a ‘Fixed Term Contract’?
A Fixed Term Contract is an assignment where positions are typically undertaken for a pre-agreed period. You are usually paid on a monthly salary, directly from the client, on a pro-rata basis with a notice period on both sides. As you are paid directly by the organisation you are usually entitled to the same benefits as a permanent member of staff for this fixed period of time. These benefits will be agreed with the client on each assignment.
Why do companies recruit Morgan McKinley Contractors?
Our contractors are recognised as being amongst the most highly skilled professionals in the market with the ability to quickly become a key asset.
Organisations often require Morgan McKinley contractors for the following reasons:
- Fixed period access to expertise
- Cover for maternity leave or absences
- Ability to have experts on board to optimise growth
- Skills to manage complex commercial projects where no internal expertise exists
- Capability to oversee ‘cross discipline’ professional teams in delivering scaled change projects
- Objective advice to assess the challenge and execute the solution
- Acceleration of a project that has lost momentum
- An immediate solution where there has been a sudden departure of an executive or the search process is taking longer than expected
Your responsibilities as a Morgan McKinley Contractor
Morgan McKinley’s “Career Ally” philosophy applies just as much to contract staff as to permanent employees. Whether you are working through us or actively job seeking we have your professional best interests at heart and are there to support you every step of the way. In return, you have a responsibility to help us meet our clients’ high expectations. We work with many of Hong Kong’s largest and most highly regarded organisations and they partner with us because of the service they receive. It is therefore important when working on a contract assignment that you remember the following:
Commitment & Professionalism - When you work as a Morgan McKinley contractor you become part of our client’s team and are therefore are expected to give the same level of commitment as their permanent team. This includes, for example, starting and finishing on time, working the hours you are contracted to do each week and getting approval before you take any time off (including holidays). We need you to abide by the terms of your contract and if your situation or circumstances change that will include serving your stipulated notice period.
Dress Code – Be mindful of the environment that you will be working in and ensure you dress appropriately. Check with your consultant as to what is expected of you.
Flexibility – A great benefit to both parties in a contract arrangement is flexibility. Bear this in mind and be prepared to go that extra mile for the client. Your dedication is appreciated and if you are paid on a monthly rate basis you will be paid for all agreed days that you work.
Confidentiality – You are obliged to respect the confidentiality of client information during and after an assignment.
Compliance – In a market that increasingly requires detailed information about contractors you may be asked for personal information in addition to undergoing background checks.
Our Guarantee – When we place you in an assignment, we guarantee to our client that you have the necessary skill set for the role and will be professional in your conduct and dedication. In return we guarantee you competitive rates of pay and a role that matches your experience and expertise.
Interested in contracting?
To become a Morgan McKinley Contractor simply contact us to arrange an interview with one of our consultants in Hong Kong.
The following information will be required:
- HKID or work visa sponsored by the hiring company once they decide to hire you
- References from previous 2-5 years employment.