Faced with the difficulties of recruiting some rare profiles, many companies are now turning to self-employed workers. 57% of them used a freelancer at least once in 2021¹. What are the reasons for the rise of this new economic model?
The freelancer: now a key player in the company
the number of freelancers is constantly growing in France. Estimated at about 3.5 million people²freelancers are now involved with a variety of client firms for periods ranging from a few hours to several months.
The freelance phenomenon has developed to the point where it competes with the salaried model in many industries. 6 out of 10 startups now have more than 30% of freelancers among their employees³.
However, even more traditional companies are affected. 40% of them have therefore chosen to increase their workforce of freelancers in 2021, often with the help of specialized web platforms such as www.freelance-informatique.fr.
What are the benefits of freelancing in the business world?
The main benefits of freelancing include:
- The supply of a professional ready to usealready having the technical skills necessary;
- A high level of flexibility on the methods of intervention, to be defined contractually;
- freedom of choice between huge talent pool and expertise, including leading experts in niche areas.
In exchange for this offer and the quality of the profiles, the client company must allocate a larger budget. Count an additional cost of between 15 and 50% compared to a traditional employment contract. Therefore, employees remain recommended for a full-time permanent position, subject to possible hiring difficulties.
Finding the best freelance talent for a job posting
The use of freelance workers has been popular in the IT industry for several years. Allows organizations to log in rare skillsto satisfy specific needs : web developer, digital marketing consultant, UX designer, community manager, data scientist…
However, the development of freelance is not limited to the IT world and is now extending to other sectors of activity: real estate, industrial, banking, insurance, etc.
Referral platforms now specialize in connecting independent professionals and client companies.
A portal like www.freelance-informatique.fr boasts more than 120,000 registered freelancers, in IT sectors with a high level of expertise such as digital transformation, information systems security or network infrastructure.