5 Employer tips to benefit from the Gig Economy

The world around us has changed forever. The concept of work itself has been turned upside down, ushering a new era dubbed by many as the Gig Economy.

Can the Gig Economy provide value to employers? Most definitely.

For one, freelancers, now called giggers, are often more affordable than full-time employees. This is because your cost is directly proportional to output. One only pays for the work that actually gets done, rather than also footing the bill for things like health insurance and other benefits..

Additionally, giggers are often also more flexible and are both willing and able to work around your schedule. If something needs to get done outside of normal business hours, giggers are usually more likely available immediately..

Finally, experienced giggers can bring a fresh perspective to the businesses hiring them. They can help tap into new markets and reach new audiences.

When looking to save money and maximize Human Resource spending, hiring giggers is a great option. Here are a few tips to help you get started:

Define the scope of the project.

Be clear about what you need to be done and what the deliverables will be. This will help you find the right freelancer for the job and avoid any misunderstandings later on.

Set a budget.

Before you start looking for a gigger, determine how much you’re willing to spend. This will help you weed out any candidates that are out of your price range.

Check portfolios and reviews.

When you’ve found a few giggers that seem like a good fit, take a look at their past work & portfolios, and read reviews from past clients. This will give you a better idea of their work style and quality.

Communicate clearly.

When you’re working with a gigger, it’s important to communicate your needs and expectations clearly. This will help ensure that the project is completed to your satisfaction.

Give feedback.

Be sure to provide feedback throughout the project so that the gigger can make any necessary adjustments. This will help ensure that you’re happy with the final product.

Follow these tips and start maximizing what the Gig Economy can do for your business. Register today for free with Gigple, the region’s fastest growing gig hiring platform.

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