Our creative recruitment team (Sheetal Shah, Steve Cole and Jon Caws) discuss the benefits of having freelancers join your team.
Here are a few of the most common questions and scenarios that we get asked about freelancers along with our top tips and insights.
“I don’t have anyone in my team with the specialist knowledge to complete a project”
Freelancers are specialists at what they do, they have formed a career in working from project to project with many clients within different sectors, so can fully adapt to your project needs and company house style.
They have the cutting edge experience and are constantly picking up new skills and market knowledge, and can be brought into companies for a short period of time to provide services for particular projects.
“Isn’t hiring a freelancer more expensive than a longer term contractor or permanent employee?”
If you get an unexpected project with tight deadlines or your team need extra assistance, then hiring a freelancer is a great and efficient way to meet your targets.
Freelancers can be the best option for you and will in the long run save you time, and potentially money while protecting your budget as they have the skills and speed to working to tight deadlines.
By hiring an experienced freelancer, you will avoid long interview and hiring processes and they will add value to your project and business straight away.
“My team is stretched and we have a deadline to complete a project, I don’t know what I need help with, do you have any suggestions?”
If you have a deadline that needs finishing but everyone in the team is busy, then freelancers are the perfect solution to take the stress away from your projects.
Freelancers can help with jobs that your in-house team may not have the time to do, or aren’t specialists to do. They won’t have the everyday responsibilities that your permanent staff may also have and therefore can focus solely on the project at hand, making it a fast and efficient solution.
“My project is varied and I think I need people with different skillsets to help, but I don’t know where to start. Can you help me?”
If you’ve won a large project and don’t know where to start or you have a company re-brand and need a mixture of skills, then the best solution for you would be an agile or creative team.
An agile team would be a mixture of User Researchers, Content Designers, UX Designers, UI Designers and Developers and a re-brand team would be a mixture of Presentation Designers, Artworkers, Creatives, Copywriters and Proofers.
We can supply or build a specialist team for you that can literally take the project off of your hands and complete it for you at speed and to deadline.
The team will have worked on similar projects and will be able to work to the same processes/methodology you use or even suggest a better approach.
Our creative recruitment team at Devonshire can assist you with short/long term freelancers and agile teams, so next time you’re busy, why not flex up with some experienced freelancers.
We have a specialist pool of freelancers that we have interviewed, pre-accessed and reviewed their portfolios, so you can trust that we will send you the very best and exclusive candidates to complete your project.
If you would like to find out more information, please contact our team who would be more than happy to discuss your next project with you. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.