The world is evolving and digital disruption is everywhere. IT is changing the way we do business, hire employees or consultants, solve problems digitally, and improve efficiency.
We at Tekvo.io have been the pioneers in freelancing and help hiring pros with the skills you need. Freelancers are highly skilled professionals who bring that specialized experience and expertise to your firm whether small or midsize organization.
Key trends: Mindset shift in how work can be done remotely with higher productivity
Freelancers present an opportunity for short-term, long-term, and highly skilled technical projects. Tekvo.io realized this earlier enough. The rise in remote workers, online collaboration tools, video conferencing, and talented workers dispersed around the globe has led many businesses to hire more freelancers. Tekvo works with organizations around the globe-EU, UK, Americas, Africas providing talented resources to world-class organizations and so also to mid and small-size businesses.
More innovative companies are hiring freelancers in this Digital Transformation journey. Companies are reevaluating “business as usual” and turning to freelancers rather than hiring full-time staff. Pandemic caused a shift in hiring practices for most organizations who realized remote work can be more productive. Business owners and managers recognized that their workforce no longer needed to sit at a desk in an office from 9 to 5.
How has Tekvo.io helped companies in the freelancers hiring arena
Specialized expertise: Productivity is worth it. If your business requires a specific skillset for a project, you can identify a freelancer that has spent years perfecting that same craft. As such, although you might pay a premium for freelancers with particularly in-demand skills or to ensure that a tight deadline is met, you get more bang for your buck with a freelancer.
Work quality: Freelancers deliver consistently high-quality work due to their range of experience. What is in it for the freelancers: By successfully completing your project, freelancers build their reputation, expand their portfolio, and increase their chance of future employment or referrals.
Meet short term deadlines: Freelancers provide additional support on a project, or if you need to make up for an absence on your team. Freelancers are often used to dealing with project deadlines and may have the schedule flexibility to help you complete your project even at the last minute.
Flexibility: Teams are stretched to capacity and struggling to complete all their work. Freelancers can be hired for a short-term project, for a set amount of time, or to help with long-term projects with specific deliverables. This lack of a long-term commitment affords companies greater flexibility when hiring freelancers.
Pay per project: Freelancers do a very specific job. When they have carried out their task to your satisfaction, your obligation to one another ends. While you may well take a liking to each other and invite them back to carry out more work, you have far less cost obligation to freelancers.
Reduced risk: When you hire a full-time employee, you invest in that individual’s future with the company. Training and onboarding them costs money and time, which may be lost if the employee leaves the company. Rather than losing that investment if the employee decides to leave the company, working with a freelancer allows you to build a contract with specific deliverables before payment.
Innovation and Diversity: A team of freelancers from different geographic areas, educational backgrounds, cultures, and work disciplines can significantly increase your ability to handle various projects. This also helps in diversity and flow of new ideas.
Fresh ideas: Fresh perspective may be a solution to a problem or a different way of understanding your customer’s needs. It lets you break free from the “that’s how it’s always been done” mentality that may be holding your business back.
Reduced time to hire the skilled freelancer: The median number of days to fill an open position by an employee is double the time it requires to hire a freelancer plus the added cost of insurance, health benefits, retirement, pension, 401k etc. has made freelancing an attractive proposition with employers of all kinds- fortune 500, midsize or SBA.
The new normal
With so many employers committing to making remote work a permanent part of their culture, what’s clear is that this new workplace “normal” offers complex and ongoing challenges. 2020 may have helped to normalize remote work on a massive scale, but the full impact and evolution of telecommuting still remain to be seen.
With companies positively adapting to remote work, reduction of non-essential meetings, no commute and hence extra hours spent on work which increased productivity, Tekvo.io has positioned itself as the right strategic resourcing company with its talent search team living upto client expectations every time.
How to find the talent you need
The remote work renaissance has been referred to as the “new normal,” but teams and their companies are still learning how to navigate these changes in a way that lets them take advantage of the benefits (including higher productivity) while mitigating the challenges (where teams may feel stretched too thin). One potential solution may be utilizing independent talent to help increase team flexibility while taking advantage of their unique skills and experiences.
How to find the right freelancers
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