Onboarding Freelancers LinkedIn Group

The Expanding Use of Freelancers As Part of Your Strategy:

In the past, we only thought of Freelancers as people to carry out specific time-based tasks – an outside vendor. Or, someone that could do it off-shore at a lower cost. As the use of Freelancers proliferate across organizational departments new ways of thinking are required. We have created instances of success in employee onboarding but often we have similar expectations of Freelancers in very condensed cycles. This group is intended first and foremost to create awareness of these issues and elaborate on ideas for enhancing the flow of work between the stakeholders.

Please consider joining if you feel like you can contribute or would just like to learn from the conversation.

LinkedIn Group: http://OnboardingFreelancers.com

I believe the use of developers has enabled freelancers to expand both in roles and higher prices. With Digital Transformation, freelancers have moved into other strategic areas of business. Freelancers allow us:
• Have project-specific help
• Offer outside thinking and expertise
• Enable different use of platforms
• Different culture perspectives
• Increase the speed of getting things done

Freelancers in and out of IT assist across the entire spectrum as depicted in the Cascade of Choices adapted from Playing to Win. These choices are associated with a unique method of engagement which I think acts as a detriment to the full utilization of freelancers within an organization. It creates a “special” circumstance for each and every instance, and poor management of the resource often ensues.

Alternatively have an outline, for example, use the Cascade of Choices to develop a standard based on roles. You may want to have a freelance expert or go-to-source to clarify, accelerate and manage.

Expanding use of Freelancers

Please consider joining if you feel like you can contribute or would just like to learn from the conversation.

LinkedIn Group: http://OnboardingFreelancers.com

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