Prepared for Yacob B. | Delivered December 18, 2019
Challenges of Freelancing
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There are several challenges recruiters face in relation to freelancing. Some include: lack of commitment, not getting the right match, communication issues, payment issues, and missed deadlines.
Lack of commitment
. With freelancers, the same level of commitment is not the same as with a regular staff. This is related to the fact that they are always looking for greener pastures or having
Not getting the right match
. The interview process for freelancers should not be the same for freelancers as for full time staff. Freelancing r
equires self-discipline, motivation
. Freelancers are free to work on their schedule and
based on their time zones
and as such, clients sometimes
do not get updates
on the work
. Both freelancers and recruiters have challenges with making ad receiving payments.
fees are usually costly for the recruiter and some freelancers complain of not getting paid on time.
. Since freelancers are at liberty to plan their work schedule, there is an increased chance of them
missing clients' deadlines
. In some cases they might have emergencies that they must attend to such as funerals, getting ill and having to attend weddings.
Other challenges include increased misunderstandings, freelancers being f
light and security risks
, misunderstandings, giving clear
requirements ad feedback
, language and culture barriers.