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Online talent platforms — like Alifery — are bringing together businesses and freelancers right around the world.

The gig economy is changing the way people work, connect and do business. Online talent platforms are pivotal to the success of this economy by connecting businesses and workers right around the world.

Finding the right talent is crucial to any company’s success. But businesses everywhere are struggling to find the right candidates, get the best performance out of their workers, and develop the leadership they need to meet their goals — that’s where online talent platforms come in.

The future of hiring

According to the McKinsey Global Institute, online talent platforms are the future of hiring. …

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A growing number of people are turning to online talent platforms to build a profile and to find work.

The internet is fast-becoming one of the most important tools for people to find work in the world today. Not only is it key for finding new job opportunities online, but a growing number of people are turning to online talent platforms to build a profile and to find work.

According to Balance careers, alternative workers account for about 10 percent of the United States’ workforce. …

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The knowledge-based economy is here — and in many ways, it’s the future. As more individuals with niche skill sets hang up their nine to five boosts in pursuit of more fulfilling, more flexible careers, forward-thinking businesses have a wealth of talent at their disposal.

Knowledge-based freelance experts will help you fill in skills gaps within your organisation, improve your internal initiatives, and ultimately save you money.

But, when it comes to working with freelance experts, you will only enjoy a healthy return on investment (ROI) if you choose the right talent for your project.

To help steer you towards freelance recruitment success, here are approaches you can take to hire the perfect talent for your next project. …

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The future is bright, the future is freelance.

As the gig economy expands and the number of freelance experts increases, companies all around the world are taking advantage of a flexible work environment which suits all concerned.

According to Forbes, freelancers are pursuing work in all industries and will become the dominant force within the job market over the coming decade. Freelancers are making an impact in almost every industry, not just in low paid positions but also in highly-skilled and crucial roles within Fortune 500 companies.

With more than half of the global workforce expected to either work remotely or in a freelance role by 2027, this evolving gig economy has become a focal point in our ever changing world. Teetering on the edge of a fundamental work shift, what’s next for the gig economy?

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Work as we know it is going through a fundamental shift.

There are currently more than 60 million workers within the global gig economy and that number is set to increase exponentially over the coming years. A staggering 50% of the worldwide workforce is expected to be freelance by 2027, and those who remain employed are pushing for remote positions to allow them a healthier work-life balance.

With the above in mind, it’s become abundantly clear that work as we know it is going through a fundamental shift. …

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The burning question facing freelancers today is how can they be sure that the client can offer exactly what they’re looking for?

As the gig economy expands, so does the amount of businesses looking for freelancers. With knowledge being a key commodity in this growing economy, freelancers today play a huge part in ensuring businesses succeed in a competitive marketplace.

With this success comes not only great responsibility, but a sense of empowerment that enables the freelancer to pick and choose who they work for. …

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The burning question facing businesses today is how can they be sure of hiring the right freelancer for the job?

With a whopping 50% of the global workforce expected to be freelance by 2030, more and more businesses are taking advantage of the talents gig workers have to offer. But with this increasing amount of freelancers comes a growing number of challenges to face.

Without doubt, the burning question facing businesses today is how can they be sure of hiring the right freelancer for the job?

According to Forbes, hiring the right talent can make or break a business. It’s therefore fundamentally important to ensure that the right questions are asked in the candidate selection process to secure the right person for the job. …

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Earn more money, build a better work-life balance and secure job satisfaction by becoming a freelancer.

With such an evolving work environment comes a new way of working adopted by more and more people on a daily basis — freelancing.

Once viewed as a role filled by individuals struggling to find work, freelance experts are now positions of choice making workers more money than their office-based counterparts.

According to Nation 1099, half of us will be in the gig economy by 2020, a number no doubt reflective of those desperate to find a healthy work-life balance.

As the expert economy expands and the stigma and security fears surrounding freelance work evaporate, short-term and contracted positions are now the go to staples for millennials and alike around the world. …

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The key is to know what to do with new found knowledge, how to apply it to the task at hand and how to use the information correctly to produce the best results.

The advancement in technology over the past 25 years has led to a dramatic shift in the amount of information available. The internet has opened up new doors for knowledge acquisition and the costs involved with seeking key facts has dropped dramatically. Not only is it cheap, but it’s boundless, immediate and easy to search.

Google has become the go to site for almost everyone on the planet to find the information they need at the click of a button. Anything can be searched, any information can be found and little money is spent. …

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“The sharing economy blows up the industrial model of companies owning and people consuming.” — Forbes

The sharing economy is on the rise and it’s changing the way we work with individuals and businesses migrating away from traditional processes in favour of more flexible, value-driven practices.

Based on sharing skills, talents, and resources driven by knowledge, the sharing economy has spawned a wealth of new freelance experts in recent years, spanning almost every industry or sector imaginable.

By 2021, there are expected to be around 86.5 million active participants tapping into the gig economy⁠ — a testament to its exponential growth.

The wisdom-garnering value of the sharing economy has astounded even the most optimistic of industry pundits. As technologies become more sophisticated and more people enter the arena, the sharing economy will continue going from strength to strength. …

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Louise Hvala

Co-Founder & CEO at Gatehouse Legal Recruitment & Alifery, Host & Producer of Gatehouse Insights. Keep smiling :)

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