Linking freelancers to jobs: Need AI-powered digital platforms to boost freelancing

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Other alternatives to hiring also exist, but with problems–one of them being staffing agencies that are too expensive.By Abhinav VermaThe traditional recruitment process is broken, and companies are struggling, more than ever, to find skilled talent quickly. This problem will get worse as more companies spring up, especially in India. As per Workable, a leading recruiting platform, it takes companies 60+ days and $8,000 (Rs 5,00,000) to hire talent. This is certainly not favourable in the Covid-era when companies are trying to stay lean. Other alternatives to hiring also exist, but with problems–one of them being staffing agencies that are too expensive.Related News“Freelancers” or “Independent Contractors” can solve these problems. By hiring freelancers, companies can stay lean, pay for the work done, and save on tax and benefit costs. Moreover, hiring freelancers is a great way for companies to try out talent before they decide to move them to their payroll.Freelancing is bringing about a paradigm shift in the way people work globally, especially due to Covid. Workers are not encumbered to one company. More important, this helps achieve a better work-life balance. With more than 8 million people out of a job in India due to Covid, freelance …

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