Article written by Paris Taylor, Head of X4 Communications.
With COVID-19 having a huge impact on businesses all over the world, business owners are having to quickly adapt and make difficult decisions to keep their businesses running.
Freelancers and contractors are already a huge part of the business landscape, and in the current climate may be the answer to some of the challenge’s businesses face. For businesses not looking to make permanent hires right now, there are currently 5 million freelancers in the UK offering much needed flexibility.
If a workforce is furloughed and unable to work, turning to a workforce that thrives on its ability to operate remotely could be one way to weather the storm. I have been connecting businesses with freelancers for 3+ years and often have discussions with the candidates I place about the assumption that homebased workers are less productive. This assumption I believe will dramatically change as the majority of workers and business owners experience this way of working for themselves.