Today, the most important employees in your business might not be in permanent positions. They may be remote service prodders working from their homes. Just like in-house employees, they need a pat on their backs from time to time to work more diligently and give their best.
In this article, we will give you some tips to spur your contingent workforce to have a higher level of passion for your brand and be more productive.
Since the Great Recession of 2007, Uncle Sam has been witnessing an economy booming with freelances.
According to statistics, freelancers account for 34% of the workforce in the USA. So, it makes sense to benefit from this pool of talent saving a lot of money.
If you want to get the most out of your freelance workforce, we suggest that you follow the tips given below.
1. Stay in touch
Since freelancers work from home, they may feel lonely. You may want to make them feel as if they are part of a team. This can be done by creating a collaborative environment through calls and short check-ins. You can just call them to know how they are doing and if they have any questions about the project in progress.
If possible, you can invite them to coffee or lunch. This may help you develop good business relationships.
2. Avoid asking for free work
Often, employers tend to ask their employees for tasks that may not suit their skill set. No matter how small these tasks may be, if your employees are not up for it, you will just sap their motivation, especially if these tiny assignments require unpaid hours or make a big change to the project your workforce is working on.
If you really need to ask for this small favor, discuss it over the phone or email and pay for the extra time your freelance will devote to it. And don