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Why using a platform to hire freelancers is the best option for your business

When business is booming, one of the first things you might start to think about is resources and how you can help your existing teams cope with the increasing workload.

Whether you're hiring full or part-time freelancers, finding the right resource is essential to your business and using a platform to hire is a great option for time-poor businesses with tight deadlines.

We explore some of the key features that using a freelance hiring platform can bring businesses, and why they’re a great solution to the traditional and often expensive alternatives.

Quick and easy access to a wider network

A key feature of using one platform is the convenience and speed at which you can find the right people for the project.

With a quick and easy search function, you’ll be able to find the right freelancers for your project simply by searching skillsets. YunoJuno has a clear category system that allows you to use key phrases like ‘SEO consultant’ or ‘web developer’ to find the right person for the role.

Using a freelance platform instantly puts your business in front of fresh talent, who are actively looking for their next role. Freelancers use platforms like YunoJuno for convenience to secure their next working project which is why businesses equally benefit from using them.

Using platforms also save valuable time for in-house teams looking to recruit. Every freelancer has their own profile with previous work history and recommendations from clients. This helps you spot the right candidates for the role, and saves time compared to traditional recruiting processes which can take weeks or even months.

Helps reduce admin and paperwork

Another key feature of using a platform to find freelancers is the time it can save your in-house teams from the usual admin. The paperwork often involved in recruiting and working with freelancers is sometimes lengthy, so we’ve solved the issue by handling all the relevant paperwork via the platform.

Using a freelance platform will also give you access to your companies directory feature, replacing the traditional spreadsheet files businesses typically used to store contacts. Usually, companies have a document listing freelancers details so they can be contacted later. This approach is not normally  GDPR compliant and often creates issues when left outdated or the in-house person leaves or even loses the list.

Using a platform instead means you keep track of all freelancers and any associated recruiter in a GDPR compliant way. Automatically storing all details, removing the risks outlined above.

Investing in a comprehensive platform takes away all the extra admin, handling all right-to-work documents, contracts, tax compliance and the other usual paperwork related to working with contractors and freelancers.

Helps track timesheets, costs and regulate pay

Arguably one of the best features of using a platform to help you manage your freelance network is automation.

From sending weekly timesheet reminders, regularly paying freelancers and keeping your costs down to just one invoice, using a platform like YunoJuno saves your teams time and money.

Automatic timesheet reminders are super handy when everyone’s busy working on their projects and as they prompt invoicing when they’re completed, your internal teams won’t have to chase or process any invoices.

Using YunoJuno means your freelancers will get paid every week regardless of when you would normally process payments. We settle everyone's invoices including all your recruitment network every 14 days and bill you just once. This keeps your teams and recruitment suppliers happy and allows you to focus on running your business instead of taking up valuable resource to manage everyone else's time.

Let YunoJuno do the lifting

We know how hard it can be to change the recruitment process, so using a centralised, single directory to find and hire your next team could bring a number of benefits to your business whilst saving your in-house teams time and money!.

Platforms like YunoJuno are IR35 and GDPR compliant and will safely store all relevant information, meaning you won’t have to worry about updating details or keeping track of paper trails as all audit trails are stored in-platform.

Want to learn more about the benefits of using a platform to hire freelancers?

Why not arrange a free trial today and find out just how your business could benefit.