When managing IT contractors, consider the nature of your relationship as a foundation to set mutually agreeable rules.
When you finally decide to hire someone for IT contracting services, you are extending the reach of your current human capital and bringing expert knowledge to your tech team. You can't forget, though, that there are differences between the two you'll have to note. Think of your company and employees as residing in your main house and your contractors as the people you have occupying the guest house you have in the backyard.
They are involved in your property, but are still technically guests and won't be following your explicit house rules or curfew. With that in mind, let's look a little more closely at how exactly you can manage the IT contractors you've brought on board.