Freelancer Friday Newsletter #12
The Benefits of Outsourcing Platforms to Businesses...
Technology has created a fundamental shift in the way small businesses run in the 21st century. It has resulted in unparalleled opportunities that were unfathomable even a decade ago. One particular decision that more and more small business owners are making is to hire freelancers instead of traditional employees.
In fact, research from The Plato Group shows, “One-third of Americans — roughly 42 million — are freelancers, with experts forecasting freelancers to make up 50 percent of the full-time workforce by 2020.” Hiring freelancers is becoming the norm and offers some distinct advantages.
Why Organizations should seek to hire Freelancers and why Blackfreelancer is the Ideal Platform for them to seek these talents
Organizations have historically used outsourcing agencies to find temporary staff. However, that’s starting to change with the growth of the freelancer economy combined with technology-backed marketplaces.
Businesses can now engage directly with outsourced talent using freelancer platforms like Blackfreelancer.com and others..
It’s now much easier than ever before to connect with the talent needed for projects — and it has many benefits over the traditional outsourcing agency route. These platforms and systems such as Blackfreelancer will allow your organization to
Reason #1 -Reduce outsourcing costs
The increasing use of freelance talent to carry out one-off projects or to fill skills gaps can mean less cost in the long run. This is particularly the case where outsourced talent is — or will be — an integral part of your business model. In fact, research highlighted that some larger firms found they were making up to ‘60–70% aggregate savings’ when compared to ‘conventional sourcing channels’.
Reason #2 - Access more talent — locally and globally
By dealing directly through freelancer platforms businesses have access to a much wider talent pool — along with the means to manage their growing number of freelancers. Organizations can easily search for the specific skill sets they need or publish a brief to encourage freelancers to respond directly.
Reason #3 - Easily scale your business up and down
Whilst building up a pool of go-to freelancers, having direct access to your talent at any given moment means it’s much easier to develop a relationship with them over time. This is more difficult to do when sourcing through an agency as email addresses and contact details get forgotten, along with their skill sets.
From hiring and onboarding to project management and payment, never before has there been this level of flexibility, speed and cost-effectiveness in finding great talent.
Many executives are implementing an FMS (Freelance Management System) not only to support the business today but also to prepare the business for tomorrow. When you take into consideration the commission costs of some outsourcing agencies — which can be steep — these all add up over time, and show that these platforms are worth giving a trial…
And at BLACK FREELANCER, we offer you a diverse pool of hand selected and verified talents for you to work with as well as secure your organizational targets and milestones
Talent onboarding has been simplified
Freelancers can submit their address
Onboarding for freelancers and companies now features a progress bar
Companies can view projects in the newsfeed
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