The UK now has over two million freelancers, working across a huge range of skillsets and sectors. They can be an invaluable (and cost-effective) resource for plugging skills and resource gaps, providing short- or long-term support to your permanent staff, and helping businesses stay flexible and agile.
But for those who are sourcing, managing and paying freelance contractors, there are also admin, compliance and oversight issues to consider. So how can you best take advantage of the freelance talent pool, and integrate these professionals into your existing workforce as seamlessly as possible, while minimising the workload for in-house managers and ensuring you're working within the latest HMRC requirements?
We joined People Management and other experts to discuss: