Should You Treat Your Employees And Freelancers Differently?
In this episode of The Future in Five, I explore whether all team members should be treated equally or if their treatment should depend on their employment status. Many companies treat their employees better than freelancers, giving them access to benefits or having them wear different color badges. This can create division and tension within your team and company. Other companies pay extra attention to making freelancers feel included and equal. While it is important to discern the difference between employees and freelancers for certain reasons such as data collection and strategic planning, all should be treated as key members of your team… no matter how infrequent or little their work. Do your employees and freelancers all have access to the same benefits and information? This can improve engagement, communication, and collaboration which will strengthen your organization. How do you make employees and freelancers feel like they are key members of your team? Or do you use certain features to distinguish between the two?
I talk about this more in the video below, let me know what you think, does your organization treat employees and freelancers differently or the same? Leave a comment below and subscribe to the YouTube channel for more videos if interested.
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