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Hiring freelancers & contract management

Hiring Freelancers & Contract Management
James Orpin
James Orpin
October 14, 2021
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Once you’ve found the right freelancer, the next step to onboard them can feel like a lengthy and often inefficient process. Before they can start working on your projects, freelance workers need to sign the right legal documents like contracts, NDA’s and right to work checks need completing.

We explore contract management software and why businesses working with freelancers should consider using it as well as why YunoJuno could help.

What is contract management software?

Traditionally, hiring contractors and freelancers either meant piles of paper and lots of filing cabinets, or folders stored on internal servers, in order to help organise all those important contracts. Luckily, there are now some great contract management software options available that means your contracts can be automated, signed and stored securely with one click reducing the risks paper trails and local storage can bring.

Using a contract management tool also helps your business go paperless, streamline processes, saving large amounts of time for sometimes very stretched teams.

Why should you use freelance contract automation software?

We don’t need to tell you how important contracts are for your business. A contract management system automatically keeps contracts updated to local legal laws, meaning time and sometimes costs are reduced with no need to continually review and update contracts when legislation changes.

Create and share contracts in minutes

Write it once, use it forever. Contract templates with a choice of pre-approved legal clauses you can add and customise will save your teams a lot of time. Using a contract management tool like YunoJuno means clever software can do all the heavy lifting when it comes to creating and sharing contracts for freelancers.

Encourages easy collaboration

Contracts help everyone stay on the same page, literally! Keeping communication lines strong at the point of onboarding is key for both your new freelancers and the teams they’re supporting. Using contract management software keeps everyone in the loop, with assignment details and other key information clearly documented and agreed to via a tracked and auditable system.

Gives you access from anywhere

Using contract management technology also means no more printing as you’ll have instant access to your tool, wherever you are. All business contracts will be centralised into one easy to manage portal too, meaning the relevant individuals and teams can access them at any time.

How can I choose the right software for my business?

Choosing the right contract management software will depend on a few key factors, mainly how your business is structured and how you work with freelancers. It’s important to invest in software that everyone internally can use too so an easy to understand interface is essential. Tools like YunoJuno come with a dedicated support for both clients and freelancers which means any questions your teams might have will be handled in a matter of minutes.

If your business currently writes out and stores contracts, NDA’s, right to work checks individually then using a contract management tool is for you and will reduce your time to hire all whilst ensuring compliance and providing the freelancers with a slick onboarding experience.

How can YunoJuno help?

Our contract management tool has been specifically designed to help businesses of all sizes handle their contract processes quickly, safely and in a tool that’s easy to use. By centralising all contracts, automating them and making it easy to customise, your business can quickly generate a new contract every time you hire a new freelancer. YunoJuno is also super easy to use and doesn’t take months of internal training to understand which means your company can quickly onboard our software and teams can start benefiting from its many features.

Find out more about what YunoJuno could do for your business.

Old rule (2021 Independent Contractor Rule)New Rule (Effective March 11, 2024)
Basis of classificationRelied on a simpler, more straightforward approach that may not fully capture the complexity of modern work relationships.Restores a multifactor "economic reality" test that considers a wider range of factors to determine employment status.
Legal consistencyCriticised for deviating from established legal precedent and potentially leading to more misclassifications.Aims to align closely with longstanding legal precedent, offering more clarity and consistency in classification decisions.
Impact on workersConcerns were raised that it might make it easier to classify workers as independent contractors, potentially denying them employment benefits.Seeks to reduce the risk of misclassification, ensuring workers who should be classified as employees receive the benefits and protections that they're entitled to receive.
Guidance for employersProvide a simpler framework for employers to classify workers, which could lead to broader interpretations and confusion.Offers detailed guidance through the economic reality test, aiming to provide a clearer path for proper classification and reduce misclassifications.

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