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Are Companies facing challenges working with remote freelancers?

We’re a freelancer management platform, so of course we’re advocates of working with freelancers to handle the ebbs and flows of projects! We do however recognise that there can be challenges involved in working with a contingent workforce, especially when it comes to remote freelancers – Would you agree? We asked our LinkedIn, followers if …

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COMPANIES LEVERAGING FREELANCERS TO IMPROVE FLEXIBILITY IN MANAGING WORKLOADS

 We asked our Linkedin followers: ‘Has hiring freelancers improved your company’s flexibility in managing workloads?’ With 84% of people voting yes and only 16% voting no, you can guess our stance!    With 84% of people voting yes and only 16% voting no, you can guess our stance!    At &FRIENDS, we actively implement what …

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Integrating your freelance hires into your company strategy sessions – Yes or No?

Via a recent linkedin poll we asked you whether you include your freelancers into your companies internal strategy discussions. Here were the results. Yes: 70% No: 30% Although in some cases it might be dependant on certain factors such as, freelancer experience, how long they have been with, or will be with, the company, or …

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Are Industry forces driving up freelancer demand?

While talking to agencies about &FRIENDS and their freelance needs, I stumbled onto something that surprised me. Large agencies seem to rely on Freelancers to the same degree as smaller agencies.  Like me you’d be forgiven for thinking that large agencies are able to reduce their relative freelance needs by having the scale to bolster their …

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Why Freelancing is a compelling option for the career driven

When most people think of the reasons to Freelance, they think of better earning potential and more flexibility. However, according to established Freelancer’s in the creative and digital industry, Freelancing offers something more fundamental for career progression than a healthy day rate and the ability to work remotely. “Everyone should try Freelancing once” says Ruairi Cronin …

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Why the flexibility in a freelancers working week is a latent opportunity for companies

Unlike companies, freelancers aren’t always shackled by the constraints of a Monday to Friday working week. Instead, a large contingent of freelancers prefer to mix up when they work by swapping week days for evenings and weekends. In an age where there is increasing pressure on companies to deliver more with less time and resource, could this …

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