The wake of the Coronavirus pandemic has proven to freelancers in Dubai that remote work is the future. Much of the office-based tasks have been shifted to working from home. Most of the companies that embraced this change have continued with their normal operations. The demand for remote workers has also grown as companies now wish to work with freelancers due to various reasons, including cutting costs.
However, this demand has also made the competition stiff, and one has to get an edge over their peers to get employed. Getting a job as a freelancer is not an easy task, but it is quite possible when you apply the right tactics. The clients are also engulfed in the same conundrum. With many people seeking these freelancing opportunities, they might end up choosing the wrong candidates.
The best way to go about when seeking potential candidates to work with on a long-term basis is to find one that delivers good and quality work per your standards and train them to become better. By doing this, you will have saved yourself the resources used when seeking and training others and will help them grow in their freelancing careers.
Take a look at five ways a client can help a freelancer in the UAE to grow in their career path:
1. Give honest feedback
As a leader, one of the most important things you can gift your employees is providing honest feedback. Contrary to what you may think, it doesn’t always have to be positive. Research proves that there are different ways employees perceive feedback from their employers, but it all depends on their level of experience.
While positive feedback is often associated with boosting their confidence, negative (or constructive) feedback is received well by those that wish to learn from their mistakes to step up their game.
Meaningful feedback has been shown to increase employee engagement, and according to the Gallup Report, employees would treasure getting negative feedback from their employers than no feedback at all. An employee whose employer ignores him is twice as much likely to get disengaged at work, unlike one who has a healthy engagement with the employer.
2. Rehiring them
Have you ever engaged a freelancer and saw their work to be of high quality? Why not rehire them for your upcoming projects? Unlike scouting for a new freelancer, you will save a lot of time and money by rehiring them. This is because you won’t have to spend resources putting up ads, interviewing many other prospects, and taking your time to train the newbies on how you want your work done.
Some other reasons why rehiring a freelancer for your projects is a good call are:
- Their familiarity with your audience and services gives them a head start in understanding your goals.
- Each client has unique requirements, and whoever has worked for you before understands them, making future project kickoffs seamless
- They have an understanding of your brand tone, style, etc.
- Follow-on projects keep the rhythm flowing.
3. Refer to friends and colleagues
If you’re happy with the type of work a particular freelancer does and have colleagues or friends that might use their services, why not refer to them? Besides, you stand to lose nothing, other than making other parties happy.
You will have saved your colleagues the tedious process involved in searching for new freelancers and, on the other hand, you will have saved your employee the time they’d have used searching for new clients.
4. Assign new tasks based on their growing experience
We all start from somewhere. When you employ a freelancer in Dubai, they use that chance to learn new skills every day. You can put that to the test by opening up new opportunities for them in the same field. For instance, if you employed a freelancer to fix website issues, you can later employ them to revamp the complete website.
5. Recommend them on freelancing platforms
There are many websites that offer freelancing opportunities. In all these, a client gets to pick a freelancer based on various factors, including how good their pitch was and also how their ratings appear. Freelancers with more and better ratings and reviews tend to get employed more than those who don’t. This is why it is always good to leave a recommendation after a freelancer completes your work to your satisfaction.
Helping a freelancer to progress in their career is also a way to boost your business since you will be assured of better quality work every time. It is now easier to find the best employees to help you in various fields. This means you do not have to spend too many resources scouting for the best freelancers in Dubai.