You can give employees the ability to manage independent contractors by assigning them to a security group that have the following permissions.
For more information on security groups, please refer to the following article: How to assign security groups.
You may also want to give employees the ability to only manage certain independent contractors. The Reporting contractors security permission allows employees to only manage contractors that they have been assigned to.
You can assign a manager to an independent contractor by going to:
Personnel > Independent Contractors > select Contractor > Add Contract
Add Contract Term:
This button allows you to add a new contracted period for the relevant contractor.
The contract term you add for a contractor includes "Reports to" where you can pick their manager.
Note: a contractor can not be a manager themselves. They can only be managed by an employee from your `Employee Files` list.