Engaging the Independent Workforce to Grow your Business

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The Independent Workforce is growing.  It is a viable option for workers seeking project-based work but it is also a viable option for businesses that need on-demand expertise. Your business is growing and you’ve reached a point where you need additional help. Where do you start?  How do you find a reliable Guru to assist you in completing your project(s)?

Following are tips that may assist you in finding and creating a successful Independent Worker partnership:

  1. Ensure your project and the individual you hire is Compliant – If a worker is classified as an independent contractor, that person is considered to be in business for him/herself. This checklist may help determine if your hiring need is an Employee vs. a Contractor.  http://www.kdragonfly.com/gigs/contractor-vs-employee-compliance.php
  2. Finding talent – If you’re looking to hire a freelancer, the Internet is a great place to start.  Consider posting your Gig with Kdragonfly where you will find a network of localized talent.  Look for freelancers who have worked on similar projects as yours and ask for recommendations from client’s the Guru has worked with.
  3. Define the project’s scope/deliverables and put it in writing –  An important step is to outline the project’s scope, provide clear milestones, and set deadlines for deliverables and project completion. Draft a Statement of Work outlining the project and your relationship with the Independent Worker.
  4. Check in often – Use the document created above to schedule regular check-in points and ensure the milestones are being met on time.

We hope the information above is useful and assists you in your search for talent. Should you have additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Have a great week!

Kim and Kathy