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How do you decide who will be the best fit for your business? Do you place more weight on experience, qualifications, or cultural fit? As a rapidly growing business, you will need to invest time and money into finding the right person to fulfill newly created job roles. When your inbox fills up with job applications and CVs, it can be overwhelming trying to find “The One.
Freelancing is a common, established and often successful way to work, particularly in the technology sector. A report by the Freelancers Union states there are 53 million freelancers in the US, resulting in a $715 billion contribution to the economy. The UK has over 6.6 million self-employed workers, according to the ONS. This global trend is actually growing (14% in one year).
Businesses are changing in a huge way. Whether it’s medical breakthroughs or communication tools, technology is changing working life forever. Unfortunately, technology has also led to many popular jobs facing extinction, with accountants and real estate brokers among those highest at risk of being replaced by robots.
There is no replacement for a skilled, dedicated workforce. But making minor changes to how you structure a workday can have an extremely positive impact on the level of productivity and focus across your business. Attempting to grow a small business can be a real challenge, particularly if you have no notable management or hiring experience.