Furlough was a reliable way to help keep businesses and staff employed during the COVID-19 pandemic and with many businesses in the UK starting to lift furlough, companies are finding there is a gap between workload and capacity.
Working with freelancers comes with many benefits such as bringing creativity and experience to a project but they also bridge an essential skill set gap that might be opening up as workload starts to increase again.
Working After Furlough
As a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the UK freelance market grew to 2.2 million in 2020 as millions of people were furloughed or sadly lost their jobs. Heading into 2021, this growth has remained steady as more industries are able to open up again and more businesses start to see the potential working with freelancers brings.
As your workforce starts to come back from furlough and adjust to working life again, hiring freelancers means bringing a fresh new perspective to your business. Freelancers bring their own unique experiences and knowledge to projects that may need a different view.