Any employer would want to hire the best freelancers. If you're not sure how to find them then you might want to follow these very basic steps for a start.
1. Figure out what you need during the interview
Lets dive into the interviewing process. First of all, figure out exactly what you need. We can't emphasize enough how important it is to determine what you really need. If you don't know what you need, then you are not going to find it.
Your team won't know what you need either, so identifying clearly what you need is the most important step.
2. Figure out 3-5 interview questions that help you identify the applicant's personality
So many people interview incorrectly, it is a must to incessantly look for red flags. What others do is that they're looking for that right answer which is an inapt practice. Most of us, once took a class on interviewing and it taught us how to interview well, but not necessarily how to do the job well. To make things easier for you, you may use some platform that connects companies with freelancers
Take note that, your interview questions should be full of red flags really trying to trick the applicant to pull something onto them, that might tell you, "Hey maybe this isn't a good fit for our business."
freelancer interview question
Once you identify that person by ticking all the boxes, make sure that they can complete the projects when it is needed. Make it clear to them, that you don't want them to have outside commitments.
3. Let them onboard your business after evaluating their interview
We encourage business owners to check the freelancer's profile. Sites like Truelancer
can save you time because they pre-screen their freelancers before they are accepted.
Look: You need to convey to them your business expectations and be upfront. Then, hand them a written agreement that they accept, so that you are sure that you will be working on the same page with them.
Right after the interview, and they got chosen, initially introduce them to different people on your team. Also familiarize them with your business partners and other freelancers they might interact with.
getting freelancer onboard
Get them on the same page with everyone. Ask them any questions and give them a small test relevant to your projects. You don't want to just hand someone a six-month project, when you've never worked with them before.
The most important part of this part of hiring process, is to hold them accountable for everything they told you during the interview. If they say they never lose power and they lose power on the first week that's a huge red flag.
You might want to cut ties with people before you invest a lot of time and energy. It is actually really painful to go through the whole process all over again. But it's a lot easier to do that in the first week, than five months down the line. So step 3 is to really a focus on onboarding your workers.
4. Motivate them to get the best for results for your business
Motivating and getting the most out of them is the last part. This is as easy as treating them well, tell them that you appreciate them. Keep in mind, it's a business to business relationship you don't need to talk down to them.
You don't need to order them around, maintain a very good business relationship with them.
Never fail to ask for feedback, it is so important to do that. When you ask for feedback, not only does it show that you care. It makes people want to stick around and be more open to you. You also get a lot of great ideas that freelancers have gotten from other clients that can possibly help improve your business and your management style.
You as a business owner, need to be consistent in asking for feedback. Always ask freelancers if they're happy, always try to
build those long-term relationships, even if it's a short-term project. You never know when that graphic design
project or that website project will pop up again.
Having a good feedback, motivating people, keeping them around and building those long-term relationships is so important to everybody's business.