As your business grows, you have two routes you can take when it comes to staffing: you can hire employees or you can work with freelancers.
Many businesses are realizing the benefits of hiring remote employees and freelancers, rather than hiring in-house employees.
However, managing a team of freelancers can have its own challenges. Communication and clear direction are key to ensuring the team understand their roles, responsibilities, goals and how to escalate problems.
You also need to ensure your in-house team understand the project and how they will work with the freelancers you hire.
Regular, structured meetings and open lines of communication help ensure everything stays on track. Through each stage of the project lifecycle, diarize key meetings and ensure resulting actions and queries are followed up on.
Freelancers often work remotely in different countries with different time zones and cultures. Online meeting solutions as well as cloud based project management tools mean there’s no excuses for not communicating effectively wherever you are.