The old adage of ‘the early bird catches the worm’ perfectly embodies the mindset of a freelancer when it comes to finding a new contract. As a freelancer you have your trusted network of colleagues, friends in the industry and recruiters who you rely on to keep you informed when & where the next suitable role is available. As an important cog in that process we’ve looked at ways how we can improve the speed of service to our freelance talent and we’d like to introduce a solution.
We reached out to Watu (a tech company that specialises in temporary worker solutions) to help us engage with freelancers quicker than the current limited methods. Through our new web based app we aim to drive engagement between freelancers and us. We know that key to finding a freelance role is the speed of which you are made aware of a role and the relevance to your job search criteria. By building your profile on our freelancer app you can select the areas of marketing you wish to be updated with for freelance positions and receive alerts when positions are live.
We’re committed to providing a reaction to the old freelance recruitment model of ‘them and us’, the agency calling an otherwise unengaged database of faceless individuals to fulfil a short term contract. We’re aiming to drive more interaction between our freelance talent and increase the speed of new roles being released to the interested temporary worker.
With any new initiative our success (or failure!) hinges on your feedback. We’d like to invite all of our freelance talent to subscribe to our app and help us help you!