More than 13 million freelancers live in the EU, so how do you find the right one for your business?
The first stop for many is job platforms like Fiverr, Upwork, Gigged.AI
, etc. They offer a wide range of talent and have in-build tools that can assist the hiring process. There are more than 1000 platforms on the market that connect freelancers with employers. How to choose the right one? Keep an eye out for the Platform Guide
that Freelance Business Community will produce this year.
You can also get more specific with job boards which are targeted at a specific niche, such as TopCoder
, which is a community aimed at the IT and tech freelancers, or Kolabtree, which helps you find science freelancers.
Freelancers can be hired via Collectives and Agencies such as Crosscast in Belgium, providing marketing talents to organisations, or The Indie List
in Ireland who are focusing on creative and marketing profiles. These organisations have built a community of professionals around its brand and provide a more personal approach to talent recruitment. They often have a validation process for the professionals joining their community, so the quality of the talent is higher.
Being engaged with a freelance community can help you to find the right talent. A great list of communities can be found on Freelancing.eu
website. Freelance Business Community also offers an opportunity for job givers to attend our activities and build relationships with suitable freelancers.
Contingency compliance agencies can help not only to find the right freelancers, but also set your talent strategy and paperwork so that new freelance hires can feel as part of the team. Companies like Charipickers
, MBO Partners
work with corporate organisations to help them with talent acquisition strategies that involve contingent workers.
All these options sound great, but many businesses are still apprehensive towards introducing strangers to their team. A solution would be to look in your team's network. Ask your employees if they know a person who might be interested in the position. LinkedIn is a great resource to get in touch with talent and find help.