3 Reasons Small Businesses Should Hire Freelancers
1. The market is growing
The gig economy doesn’t show any signs of slowing. Tapping into a new market of labor will become key for small businesses soon. Those who adapt and employ freelancers now will find themselves ahead of the curve.
2. Expertise at a lower cost
There is a bit of fear when it comes to hiring freelancers. Business owners often believe that freelancers are unreliable. Because their incomes rely on their reputations, freelancers are business owners themselves. They will often dedicate more time and effort into their projects to continue to thrive as a business. If issues with their performance do arise, handling them is as simple as ending the contract. There’s no complicated HR process or paperwork; you can just decide not to work with that freelancer anymore.
Hiring a freelancer can also help with costs. There is less overhead. Many freelancers telecommute, so they rarely require an actual place in the office, and they are already experts, so they don’t need training. Experts estimate that freelancers can save a business 20-30% per year.
3. Hiring is simple
Ensure the freelancer you hire is experienced. A good one should have references who will vouch for them and work samples they can show you. They also need to communicate well (and often!) so that you stay in the loop. Most importantly, they must be self-sufficient. Freelancers are called independent workers for a reason; they should be able to work independently.
Always verify that the freelancer you’re hiring is qualified for the position. Check education credentials, work history, and criminal history by running a preliminary background check. Never leave your business open to unnecessary risks.
When you’re ready to start onboarding that freelance talent, InfoMart is the partner you need. Our SMB platform—a background check portal designed for the needs of startups to midmarket and all the great companies in between—helps you get the whole story on your permeant, temporary, and freelance talent.
About Tammy Cohen
Tammy Cohen, an industry pioneer and expert in identity and employment screening, founded InfoMart 30 years ago. Deemed the “Queen of Screen,” she’s been a force behind industry-leading innovations. She was most recently the first-to-market with a fully compliant sanctions search, as well as a suite of identity services that modernizes talent onboarding. Tammy revolutionized the screening industry when she stepped into the field, developing the first client-facing application and a due diligence criminal search that has since become standard for all background screening companies. Cohen has received national awards and honors for her business and civic involvement, including Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Top 25 Women-Owned Firms in Atlanta, Enterprising Women Magazine’s Enterprising Women of the Year award, the YWCA of Northwest Georgia’s Kathryn Woods Racial Justice Award, and a commendation in the 152nd Congressional Record. To learn more about Tammy, visit www.tammycohen.com.
InfoMart has been revolutionizing the global background and identity screening industry for 30 years, providing businesses the information they need to make informed hiring decisions. They develop innovative technology that modernizes talent onboarding, including a first-to-market biometric identity authentication application and a verified sanctions search. The WBENC-certified company is a founding member of the Professional Background Screening Association, and they have achieved PBSA accreditation in recognition of their consistent business practices and commitment to compliance with the FCRA. The company is dedicated to customer service, speed, and accuracy, and it has been recognized for its success, workplace culture, and corporate citizenship with over 45 industry awards. To Get the Whole Story on InfoMart, please visit www.InfoMart-USA.com, follow @InfoMartUSA, or call (770) 984-2727.