Writing for HR News, Nigel Sarbutts of the PR Cavalry makes some interesting observations about societal changes that have contributed to the freelance revolution. Noting that many things are moving from ownership to access – from the music we listen to through to the space we work at - milliennials are also generation rent.
Without the heavy burden of a mortgage, long term job security is no longer a requirement when making career choices leading to an increasingly fluid workforce. Recognising this fundamental shift, clever businesses are turning to freelance consultants for specialist functions and for specific projects.
By using a mix of freelancers, businesses can build up a network of reliable support mindful that people working on a contract basis have a real incentive to get the job done well so that they are hired again and recommended. And unlike permanent employees who operate in hierarchies, freelancers are free of the daily grind and politics that can waste so much time in a traditional office set up.
Five reasons to build freelancers into your talent strategy HR News » Five reasons to build freelancers into your talent strategy Sep 30, 2019 The freelance revolution is flowing into all areas of business, from public relations, marketing and creative, to IT, IP and data consultants. During these uncertain, changing times, it’s important for companies to remain agile, flexible and to change the way they build their teams and manage talent. Freelancers are having a real impact on large and small businesses as organisations are discovering the benefits of hiring freelancers alongside, or sometimes instead of, full time employees to get the business through the busier times, or for when a project needs specialist support. Here, Nigel Sarbutts from The PR Cavalry shares his insights on the benefits of building freelancers into your recruitment plan and business strategy.