The workforce is in a continual shift as markets change, companies grow and refocus, and external factors shape how, when and even where we work. Because of these considerations, and countless others, companies need to be agile in their approach to the composition of their workforce. Hybrid workforces build on this idea, by creating teams that are a mixture of full-time, long-term employees and short-term contract and freelance workers.
CareerGig (3100 Clarendon Blvd), which officially started operating in July, provides to freelancers the health and retirement benefits that a full-time employee might enjoy, and triple-verifies the qualifications of freelancers for companies that lack the time and resources to do deep dives themselves.
Many companies have laid off or furloughed full-time employees due to economic uncertainty and are now in the position to need to scale back up. The question remains of whether to re-fill those positions with full-time W-2 employees, or create a more hybrid mix of full-time and 1099 contractors. Contractors have the benefit of giving you the flexibility to grow with verified, high skilled talent at the right pace and the right price for your business.
It almost goes without saying: When you are reviewing candidates, you want to see their resumes. The resume is probably the most consistent component in the recruiting process, the only truly universal ingredient across companies and roles of all kinds. Yet despite its ubiquity, the resume is a deeply flawed method of evaluating candidates. At best, it is only a very small piece of the puzzle when it comes to making the right hiring decision.
This week CareerGig is participating in Newchip Accelerator’s Online Demo Week, a three-day investor-centric global online event that brings together over 100 current and graduate startups to present their companies to prospective investors and partners across 15 industries and verticals.
CareerGig, a SaaS-based marketplace that connect freelancers and contractors with companies will be presenting at investor-centric global online event that brings together over 100 startups to prospective investors and partners across 15 industries and verticals.
As the U.S. unemployment rate remains high, CareerGig, an online SaaS-based platform launched today offering affordable insurance for freelancers. The platform also provides access to available freelance gigs and contract projects at top companies looking for candidates. On the hiring end, companies that sign up for the service will have access to state of the art verification services and immediate access to ready talent, reducing valuable internal time and resources, and can provide their 1099 workers with benefits through the platform.
While there are numerous advantages to working as a freelancer, one of the biggest disadvantages is not having certain financial accounts set up for you automatically — most employers give full-time employees a retirement fund, as well as other savings types of accounts. Of course, you can absolutely set these accounts up for yourself as a freelancer, you just have to have the motivation (and knowledge) to get started.
For a lot of self-employed individuals and freelancers, the cost of insurance can feel like a lot, especially since it’s coming directly out of your own pocket. Of course, the cost of not having insurance can be equally as high (if not significantly more). Insurance, whether home, auto, or health, ensures that you’re protected, especially in the case of emergencies and unforeseen disasters.
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a massive toll on the American economy, forcing employers to furlough workers and spurring massive unemployment—more than a million new claims are now filed in the US each week. And as COVID-19 continues to spread, a huge contingent of American workers will continue to be affected, and be forced to find alternate sources of income.