In our previous article, we wrote about pitfalls to avoid while working as a freelancer. And today we will talk about the advantages of the gig economy.
There’s no question that the future of work is heading in the right direction with gig workers. And you know us, we are the big supporters of freelancers: from digital marketers to dog walkers, to yoga instructors to garden landscapers and language coaches! So we wanted to talk about the 5 great reasons to hire in the gig economy:
- It Saves Time
Business owners spend many hours posting jobs, sifting through resumes, vetting candidates, and interviewing, but thanks to the gig economy, new technology provides business owners an easier way to hire by selecting on-demand workers from a large pool of talented candidates.
- It Saves Money
Business owners spend a lot of money onboarding new hires, sending out and processing paperwork, various costs associated with welcome packs and contracts, etc. Because working with on-demand workers means onboarding!
So, how much can you save from onboarding? According to the human resources consultancy, HR Onboard, it costs about $400 to onboard each new employee.
- Lower Company Costs
Hiring gig workers can reduce overhead costs for business owners. Forbes reports that the cost of benefits alone makes up for more than 31% of the average employee’s total compensation package.
- Access Global Skills
One of the disadvantages of having full-time staff is the need for them to be physically in the office, even if their job can be done from anywhere in the world. That will decrease the number of talents you can choose from. Hiring a freelancer online will give you access to a global skill pool that you normally would not have the opportunity to work with.
- Specialized Skills
Gig workers usually specialize in specific skills such as coding, programming, designing, or writing, etc. So what you get are experts in their own fields. And hiring freelancers allows you to compare their portfolios and works before deciding on the best talent.
These 5 points may seem really simple, but they make a huge advantage. They will help you find the best talent with less time and money.
At Surejobz, we are big believers in the power and possibilities in the freelance world. We are here to support and grow the Gig Economy. We want to give all you freelancers (and aspiring freelancers) access to knowledge and resources that can help get you noticed and get you the gigs to build your financial success. You are welcome to reach out to us for tips and advice. We are here to help!