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Seven Benefits of Hiring a Freelancer

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Thanks to the post-pandemic adoption of working from home and the rise of the freelance economy, you can now hire talented freelancers remotely. Businesses realised that workers no longer needed to be in the office to do their nine-to-five’s to make their company successful, meaning they can hire the best talent from anywhere in the world.

Many successful businesses now opt to hire a freelancer rather than hiring a full-time employee for a plethora of reasons. Our Senior Creative Recruiter, Sheetal Shah, discusses the many benefits of choosing to employ a freelancer rather than permanent staff.

Specialist Knowledge

Freelancers are specialists at what they do in their respective fields, and can often complete niche tasks that your team may not be skilled at. They can be brought into businesses for a short period of time to provide services for particular projects. They will contribute valuable skills to your team and bring a fresh perspective, as they will have a plethora of experience from working on many projects at different companies. 

As they are constantly switching between companies and working from project to project, they’re always acquiring new skills and market knowledge from different sectors. Due to this, they are always using cutting-edge and best practices that can be translated into your business. 

At Devonshire, we have a pool of tried-and-tested exclusive freelancers, who are available to join your team immediately. We have pre-accessed and interviewed creatives, reviewed portfolios and we are fully compliant with up-to-date legislation, so you know you’re in safe hands.

Save Time and Money

The words that any business wants to hear – “hiring freelancers can save you money”. As freelancers often work remotely, they already have access to the necessary equipment and office space. Additionally, regardless of their hourly/daily rate, you save money in terms of a salary package, as they won’t get those extra benefits you may offer, such as private healthcare, pensions etc. 

If your team is working on a new project and needs extra assistance, then hiring a temporary employee is a great way to get an extra pair of hands involved. You can get freelancers to work with you within twenty-four hours and you can avoid a long interview and hiring process. By hiring freelancers and temps, you will also avoid long notice periods that some permanent hires may have, meaning they can add value to your business instantly.

Fast and Efficient

Freelancers can often provide faster deliverables than full-time employees, as they can focus on the task in hand. Whereas full-time employees are often juggling many projects simultaneously, leading to slower results times. In contrast, freelancers can give their undivided attention to the project within a shorter time frame, meaning the project can get done efficiently and quickly. 

Temporary staff are skilled in their specific area and may be able to do a better job than your full-time staff. Due to their specialist knowledge and doing their job day in and day out, they will be quicker at doing tasks than your employees, who may not have as much experience in that area.

Flexible Solution

Not all tasks need an employee working for you long-term. You might just need a helping hand for a one-off task or project. For example, you may need a designer to help with a company rebrand, but you may not need them throughout the rest of the year. 

Hiring temporary workers may not work for all businesses, but for some, it can be the right flexible solution. If your busy periods change throughout the year, it means you can have extra assistance specifically during those times without having to commit to more permanent team members.

Freelancers often charge an hourly or daily rate. This means you can get help only when you actually need it. At Devonshire, we can find talented freelancers from our extensive network and have them with you ASAP.

Fresh Perspective

Freelancers can help bring fresh and new ideas to the table. As an outsider, they may think outside the box and offer unique perspectives that will benefit your project. This fresh perspective may be the solution to a problem or a new idea that may give your business a competitive advantage. 

It can be easy to get stuck in a rut when you have been working at a company for a long-time and you can fail to look at things in a different light. This different approach could really put a spring in your business’ step.

Reduce Risk 

When you hire a full-time employee, you invest your time and money into that individual with things such as onboarding and training. This creates an element of risk, as the new employee can leave at any time, which means you lose out on your investment. 

Working with a freelancer reduces all of these potential problems. With a freelancer, you can create a contract with specific deliverables before payment, reducing the risk involved. You also don’t need to make any changes to your internal processes, so it doesn’t detriment your company.

We Can Create Agile Teams

ly can we provide one temporary worker with a specialist skill set, but we can provide agile creative teams to work on projects at a short notice. If you have a sudden busy period and extra workload, then a temporary team solution may be required. For example, a bigger task, such as rebranding may need more than one pair of hands. We can provide a dynamic team of creatives, proofers, presentation designers and everyone you may need for the project! 

We can take the pain away of finding people to do so, and create a whole team and put them together for you. Our freelancers are the best of the best, so you don’t have to worry about whether they’ll be good enough for the task. They’ve been working with our clients for years and always do a sterling job. 

If you need some extra assistance for a project or to support your permanent team, why not start your search looking for some experienced freelancers within our talent pool? We can help find the perfect match to help you get tasks done within your business unit. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us, and we’ll match you up with a suitable hire. 

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