What is a Freelancer Management System and Why do You Need One?

Freelancer Management System

Hiring, overseeing, and managing a flexible team is very different than the day-to-day management of traditional, 9-5 employees. Full-time employees tend to have set schedules and salaries and are, more likely than not, located in the same place as the rest of your team. Freelancers are exactly the opposite. They work on constantly changing projects and timelines with a lack of face-to-face supervision. 

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The Future of Work is Work From Anywhere (WFA)

Work From Anywhere

The shift to a more flexible, remote workforce has been happening throughout the past couple of years, but 2020 and COVID have caused a huge acceleration in this trend. In recent years, many companies have allowed more employees to work from home. In 2018, a U.S. Census Bureau survey found that just 5.3 percent of Americans worked from home full time. That number in 2020? 42%. Taking it even one step further, the pandemic lockdowns have shown businesses that their workers don’t all need to be in the same place at the same time in order to get the job done. Not only are they working from home, now they are working from just about anywhere.

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The Ins and Outs of Contractors vs. Employees

Contractors vs. Employees

Jobs are changing, and in the new world of 2021, the needs of businesses are quickly evolving. As part of that evolution, workers that are used to an 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. schedule are going the freelance route.

With more than 59 million Americans performing freelance work last year, we at AllWork are getting one question more often than any other: What’s the difference between an independent contractor and an employee? Employees receive a W-2 as their tax paperwork, and independent contractors receive a 1099. But those forms carry more weight than you might think.

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An Interview With Amanda Domaleczny, VP of Global Sales & Education at TULA Skincare

TULA Skincare is a successful, DTC native, social-first skincare company that creates clean, effective, top-ranked skincare products featuring Probiotics & Superfoods. They have built a fast-growing business in a crowded space by tapping into social media and gained traction as a top Prestige Skincare brand at Ulta with a growing and loyal following.

As the VP of Global Sales & Education, Amanda Domaleczny leads their high-performing retail sales, events, and education teams for several retailers including ULTA, Nordstrom, and Dermstore. Previously at Korres and Drybar, Amanda is a passionate beauty industry leader in the retail and education space.

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How to Limit Your Risk by Using a Freelancer Management Platform

Freelancer Management Avoids Legal Risk

Hiring freelancers has become more and more popular with just about every time and size of company. An incredible 59 million Americans performed freelance work this year, representing 36% of the U.S. workforce, an increase of 2 million freelancers since 2019. More managers are realizing the benefits that freelancers can bring to a company by providing flexibility. Now you can utilize an expert for a project exactly when and where you need them.

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The Biggest Freelance Trends for 2021

By Sophia Elise

Nowadays, lots of companies are relying more on freelancers. It is happening across all industries, with the fields of accounting, finance, engineering, healthcare, information technology, manufacturing, logistics, and even life sciences — just to name a few. Even big companies are now hiring freelancers—a departure from longstanding tradition that established businesses need full-time, 9-to-5 employees only.

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Even Big Businesses are Hiring More Freelancers

Large Businesses are Hiring More Freelancers

One of the most significant US workforce shifts to come out of the past year is the growth and popularity of freelancing. As more high-skilled individuals choose to freelance during the COVID-19 pandemic, big businesses are starting to pay attention.

Just how large is this shift? 12% of the U.S. workforce turned to freelancing for the first time this year with nearly 50% already seeing freelancing as a long-term career opportunity. As of September 2020, an estimated 59 million Americans performed freelance work this year, representing 36% of the U.S. workforce, an increase of 2 million freelancers since 2019.

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Why We’re Building a Total Freelancer Management and Payments Platform

Building a total freelancer management and payments platform

By Glenn Laumeister, AllWork CEO

At AllWork, our mission has always been to “build the future of flexible work” and to help companies more efficiently manage a more flexible workforce.

Until recently, this has meant helping companies manage and pay large groups of hourly workers on a part-time and flexible basis with very vertically specific workforce management software integrated with vertically specific W-2 payroll services.

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How the Pandemic Is Shaping Retail

By Leanne Watson

According to an article by the World Economic Forum, one of the largest effects of the pandemic, in relation to businesses, is the amplification of existing trends and vulnerabilities. In the past few years, businesses had been adopting a significant number of technologies to improve their operations, and the post-pandemic world will rely on these innovations even more. This reality is only one of the many different ways the ongoing crisis is revolutionizing industries — including retail.

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The AllWork Mobile App for Managers is Here!

We’re very excited to share with you our newest product innovation, the AllWork mobile app for managers! This new app can help your managers do their job more efficiently by significantly reducing the amount of time they spend on creating and updating schedules for their teams. We’ve worked in collaboration with our current clients to develop an app that will directly address the needs of remote managers and their team.

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