Despite the centuries-old popularity of cushy offices and expensive benefit packages, many businesses are opting to invest in freelance contract labor; rather than hiring a staff consisting wholly of full-time employees. The opportunity to work short term contracts for a variety of employers is changing the reality of what to expect from a modern business.
Here is how:
Availability of talent
Before the advent of the internet, importing talent from the other side of a nation was an expensive and time-consuming process. In the instance that a prospect fell through and didn’t accept a position, a business would have to scramble to screen the next candidate in its recruitment funnel. Freelancing has created new solutions to this problem. Most freelance platforms allow employers to staff urgent projects with skilled candidates almost immediately.
With the low cost of recruiting a freelance employee, under-performing contractors can be swiftly replaced. The expectation is a high quality of work, and with the right contract, businesses can ensure the results match the expectation by specifying performance-based goals that require satisfactory work before payment.
Maintaining work facilities can get expensive. Having freelance employees who work from their own homes lowers the demand for a large office space. With less equipment, office space, and congestion your business will not only save on time, but also on its bottom line.
Freelancing is quickly growing in popularity. Businesses models are changing for the better, and freelancers are definitely here to stay.