As an employer in the freelancing arena, it becomes increasingly difficult to find the correct person for the job you need done.
This happens because there are ample contenders for every job. At Truelancer, an employer can receive well over 20 proposals for a project; such is the competition among the freelancing talent pool. Amid this scenario searching and finding the right talent becomes a tough task.
For an employer, keeping the following pointers in mind can help in the right recruitment.
Being thorough in your review process
Going through all the proposals can be a tiring task but it is a necessary one. You should take your time to thoroughly read and analyse every proposal.
This initial step will simplify the further process of hiring to a great extent. You will be able to shortlist prospective candidates and carry on with further negotiations and discussions.
Being thorough in your initial reviews will help you find people with the niche skills required to accomplish your task.
Clear your doubts on the discussion platform
Truelancer provides you with discussion platforms on the project page which can be utilized effectively for effective communication with freelancers.
When recruiting, doubts about work can exist on both sides. You may wish to know more about a particular person or else a freelancer may need to know more about the job to provide you with his best estimate. Therefore two-way communication becomes important.
Always look for samples of work
Attached work samples can really simplify the hiring task for you. Freelancers who attach sample work and projects are more confident in their respective skills.
Moreover, looking at samples will help you find people with the exact skills and capabilities required for your work.
Check for professionalism
Checking for professionalism requires detailed research and a keen eye.
Look for people who are firm and formal in their proposals and those open for discussions and negotiations.
Such people are more professional in their attitude and tend to follow terms and conditions such as delivering work on time, keeping the required format etc.
Don’t rush into making decisions
Don’t just go ahead and give the job to the first person who responds to your post. There is very less probability that you will get the right employee at the go. So do not take any chances because your work and its quality is significant and cannot be compromised.
Be patient and keep looking until you are certain about your decision.
Confirm all the gathered information
Once you have made a choice be sure to have a background check.
This can be done by looking at past work and social profiles such as LinkedIn and Facebook. This will give you a rough estimate about the person’s credibility and experience and increase your confidence.
Once you are completely sure about the candidate, go ahead and start a work stream.
At Truelancer, the process of job posting and further negotiations has been simplified by the proposal and discussion platforms created to provide a communicative interlink between the employer and the freelancer. Hence, by being alert and exhaustive in your recruitment process you can certainly find the correct person and get quality work done at the best prices possible.