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How to Hire Freelancers in a Compliant and Effective Way

Posted by Eric Friedman

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For many freelancers, their self-owned business is a lifestyle choice, and since they are not company employees, you do not have to cover their vacation pay, employee benefits, or sick leave. The goal is to find freelancers who have a high level of professionalism, complete the work you assign them on deadline and require minimal oversight. The best ones deliver high quality of work at a fraction of what it would cost you to hire a full-time employee.

Did you know that 35% of the workforce are freelancers? The top organizations around the world are discovering the benefits of hiring freelancers who work in graphic design, writing, healthcare, human resources and consulting. Since freelancers are not company employees, you will not have to cover their vacation pay, employee benefits, or sick leave.

Be aware of the pros and cons of working with freelancers, and most important—make sure that you communicate clearly and often with those responsible for the outsourced work. As long as you are careful, you need not worry about using freelancing as a method of employment.

If your company is considering finding freelancers to work on-site or from home, here is an infographic that can help you hire freelancers in a compliant and effective way.

Download the infographic here.

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About Eric Friedman


Eric Friedman is the founder and CEO of eSkill Corporation, a leading provider of online skills assessment for pre-employment selection and training. Since 2003, eSkill has tested millions of job candidates for employers worldwide such as Zappos, ADP, Coca-Cola, Randstad, and GE. With academic degrees in Psychology and Business, and experience with both mature and expansion-stage company growth, Eric has focused on how to hire and motivate team members to be the best they can be for their roles.
To learn more about Eric and eSkill, visit the company website at www.eskill.com , or contact him on LinkedIn.