An employer should consider hiring 11 different employee types include full-time, part-time, temporary, and contract employees. Each has unique characteristics to consider, including insurance benefits and cost, benefits administration, and additional training or education costs. Full-time employees are those who are typically hired for sizable periods. In contrast, part-time employees work for smaller amounts of time or, as needed, referred to as “as-needed employees.” Contract employees are also known as temporary employees and work for specific tasks for a set period of time at a higher rate than an hourly employee. Some employee types include both full-time and part-time.