In this article that was originally published in TLNT, Kristen Ruttgaizer, Director of HR at Igloo Software discusses the dos and don'ts that organizations can reference in order to effectively work with freelancers
The “gig economy” has grown far beyond a buzzword. More than one-third (35%) of Americans freelanced in 2018, reaching a record 56.7 million people.
In 2016, 20% of organizations reported that their workforce comprised at least 30% contingent workers in 2016.
While freelancers most likely won't become a full-time member of your company, they do have similar needs to any other employee. They need to understand the company’s mission and values, have easy access to necessary resources, and be able to communicate effectively with the appropriate teams. As this flexible work culture becomes increasingly popular, how can businesses adapt their workplaces to attract and accommodate these temporary hires? When your freelancers are engaged and well-informed, you can build solid, long-term relationships that produce quality work that both parties can be proud of.
Read the full post here for the dos and don'ts that organizations can rely on in order to effectively work with freelancers.