I am aware that some bigger companies are reluctant to directly hire unincorporated independent contractors for shorter-term software engineering projects.
It is probably related to the fact that companies can be fined by the government for misclassifying employees as independent contractors, hence they may be involving a third-party agency for compliance reasons, since most talent out there is not actually incorporated individually.
As a Software Engineer Consultant in The Workplace, would you have more corporate doors open up should you incorporate?
- E.g., does a manager in a big corporate entity has to go through preferred staffing agencies in order to procure talent without too much bureaucratic oversight that's usually involved in hiring a fulltime employee, or is hiring an individual consultant directly also always a possibility? Would being incorporated make any actual difference at this stage?
If one is the President, Owner and Lead Software Engineer at XYZ LLC, will they magically be able to get some extra reqs from the top companies that aren't posted on the publicly-facing jobs/careers portion of the corporate web-site, and submit the services of their company for consideration in fulfilment of such requisitions?