There are many reasons why businesses source freelancers and here we outline some of them. Read on for more information and to learn why it might be beneficial to hire a freelancer for your business.
When there are budget restrictions
When staff budget restrictions are in place the appointment of a full-time team member can be impossible. If assistance is required, hiring a freelancer can be a lucrative solution for many businesses.
When you are unable to hire permanent
It’s a large commitment to recruit a full time, permanent member of staff . With stringent employment regulations, hiring can be a lengthy process and it can be difficult to let staff go, even if their role is no longer being fulfilled. When a freelancer has finished the job they are hired to do there is no further commitment to them.
When you need an expert
Freelancers specialise in specific areas day-in and day-out. Their experience is well-honed, often over many years, resulting in levels of expertise in their field. Hiring a freelancer helps to ensure a job is completed accurately.
When there is a sudden increase in work load
When work loads are suddenly increased without warning, and a team needs more hands-on-deck, the appointment of a freelancer can help to keep neglected areas of a business moving.
When there are unexpected staff losses
If a member of your team unexpectedly leaves, and there is an immediate requirement to fill their role, a freelancer can help to bridge the gap.
When there is an internal lack of required skills
If there is an internal lack of the skills required to complete a specific job it can be simple to find a freelancer with the skills you require.
When there are holidays, sickness or long-term leave
What can you do if there is a sabbatical, secondment or long-term sickness within your team? Whenever you need cover for employees a freelancer can step-in as temporary solution.
When agency costs are too high
With office over-heads, agency costs are often usually higher than those of a freelancer. If one person can do the job, hiring a freelancer is a good way forward.