As a business using the services of a self-employed professional, or worker, you could now be responsible for providing similar employment rights to the ones delivered to employees, including those connected to workplace health.
Gorilla Accounting is a technology-driven accountancy firm, exclusively for contractors and freelancers.
The changing face of self-employment has been recognised by Theresa May as a force for economic growth. The Prime Minister vowed in 2016 that “it is essential that these virtues [flexibility and innovation] are combined with the right support and protections for workers,” in order to keep pace with the "changing world of work."
As a result, May appointed Matthew Taylor, RSA Chief Executive (Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce), to produce a review analysing 'Modern Working Practices'. The report is highly geared around employment rights, and promotes further workplace protections for the self-employed.
This guide looks at what the gig economy is, explores some of the benefits (and the negatives), looks at how it can fit into a wider talent strategy and what part it plays in the future of work.
Discover what a freelancer management system is and how you can use it to effectively manage the freelancers engaged by your organisation.
Freelancers are not employees. They are not bound, or managed, by the same rules and it is common for hiring managers, line managers and operational teams to experience challenges as they start to engage a larger number of freelancers.