The workplace has changed significantly since the global pandemic, and gig, or freelance, workers represent a big part of that transformation. Leaders from large and small businesses weighed in with their thoughts on why freelancing is great for both the company and the temporary employee. Here’s what they had to say:
Benefits of Specialized Expertise
In terms of accessibility and proficiency, freelancers present distinct benefits compared to conventional full-time staff. They contribute specialized expertise to temporary assignments without obligating themselves to maintain long-term employment.
Based on my personal experience, we have utilized freelancers for a variety of technology initiatives in which we required specialized knowledge that was not readily accessible within our organization. Their availability on demand enabled us to efficiently scale our workforce. Additionally, freelancers also boost our initiatives with new perspectives and ideas.
Freelancers avoid perks and long-term contracts, making them cheaper. Both parties benefit: freelancers have flexibility, and employers can get exceptional personnel.
To maintain corporate culture and continuity, we must strike a balance between freelancers and full-time employees. Successful, flexible workforce strategies require effective freelancer integration.
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