When a Staff Isn’t a Staff: Managing Freelancers
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- When a Staff Isn’t a Staff: Managing Freelancers
- Originally Broadcast On:
- November 11, 2015
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- One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.
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In today's freelance economy, more and more workers are seeing the benefits of working as a freelancer or contractor. But what does that mean for the businesses that employ them? With a lean staff, many publications rely on freelance contributors, so it's to everybody's benefit to make that relationship a good one.
Good freelancer relationships don't just fall out of the sky. You have to be conscious of your editorial needs, your workflow and your culture. Then you have to be strategic about how freelancers fit into those systems. Even if your workplace culture is nurturing and fun, your freelancers may not benefit from that unless you take steps to ensure that they do. Your freelancers are part of your organization, and you have to be deliberate about the way you instill your organization's values in them and make sure they feel as much a part of the team as staff writers you see every day.
In this Webinar, you'll learn what makes freelancers happy (it's more than just money!), how to cultivate good freelance relationships, and best practices for managing a sprawling, remote staff. With successful freelancer management, you'll enjoy loyal, capable contributors and a robust publication.
What Will I Learn:
- How to identify and meet needs of both employer and freelancer
- How to ensure that freelancers submit consistent, on-time content
- How to manage the administrative and payment logistics of hiring freelancers
- How to coach freelancers on how to deliver their best results
Who Should Take this Course:
Anybody who manages a freelancer pool of any size, or members of any organization that relies on freelancers.
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