More and more businesses in South Africa are using freelancers and contract staff instead of having in-house employees, but why the shift towards the contract worker and why now? It seems like the case in South Africa, as it is around the world, is that more and more people are giving up the office life in order to essentially “become their own bosses” and businesses love it.
It is the golden age of the freelancer. Thanks to the internet and the ease with which information can be sent and shared, professionals across a wide variety of industries are finding their independence. Projects can now be easily deployed and actioned from just about anywhere meaning that freelancers can work from home or from their nearest coffee shop and deliver the same results as they would if they were working in an office.
Today you can find freelancers in just about every field. From writers, to lawyers, to consultants and personal trainers, a host of professionals are now cutting themselves a slice of the freelance pie, and there’s plenty to go around.
What does this freelance frenzy mean for businesses? In essence it makes business operations much easier. Yes, these contract workers are setting their own schedules but they are also organising their own medical aid and paying their own taxes which is load off for many businesses.
Basically, the work is about the work. It’s not about benefits and provident funds, it’s about the job at hand. The freelancer is hired, they complete the job and then the freelancer and the business go their separate ways. It’s organised, it’s easy and by the looks of things, it’s effective.
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