How to Effectively Manage a Freelance Workforce

According to the Freelancers Union, there are currently about 54 million people doing freelance work to earn a living in the U.S., and Intuit estimates that by 2020 freelancers will comprise about 40 percent of the total workforce. These ‘solopreneurs’ have grown exponentially since the economic downturn in 2007, and they are an important segment of the Gig Economy. If your firm isn’t leveraging freelancers to fill important roles when you need help on a short-term basis to ease workloads, or need specialized skills that are hard to recruit, you’re missing a great opportunity.

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