On Freelancer.com, independent service providers or freelancers are able to provide services to businesses and individuals. The application connects different groups of clients who want to outsource various functions to independent contractors. Both service providers and potential employers are able to benefit from the use of this application. By registering on the website, it is possible to acquire outsourced services at a fraction of local prices. Freelancers also benefit from the app by attracting a steady flow of outsourcing work and having a common platform from which their services and avialability can be advertised. Employers can either be direct employers which is the classification for individuals who are not part of a company or employing on behalf of a company. Companies who are represented by editors, buyers, human resources personnel, etc., may also be employers on Freelance.com.Show more screenshots »
Offering both assisted and independently obtained workforces, Freelance.com has a management team comprising of a Chief Executive Officer, a Chief Technology Officer, a leader of worldwide sales and a Chief Financial Officer. Freelance.com has been in operation since 1996 and has customer service contact locations in Casablanca, Maroc and in Cedex, France. It is alo a publicly traded company and has investors. Freelance.com's range of services include freelance/corp, freelance/direct, prowersearch which involves a team of outsourcing experts, freelance cash whcih involves the provision of invoices, vigielance and portagevalor.
There are many freelance-type of websites available on the web such as Guru.com, Odesk and Elance. While Freelance.com does have a substantial database of contractors, other freelance websites can boast of the same accomplishments too. However, Freelance.com does distinguish between types of employers and clearly categorizes employers as either being direct employers who will be directly involved in hiring from Freelance.com or corporate employers who can used Freelance.com's structured procurement model through which a Freelance.com Business Manager will assist the corporation in finding the right candidates.
The Freelance.com website has a professional look and feel. Menus are clearly displayed, including the associated options that each menu could have. For instance, it is clear that there can be two kinds of employers. Users can search for jobs or contractors. It is also possible to view all jobs or submit a job. These links are clearly shown, which makes navigation on the website really easy. There is a lot of text on the website, though. Being a job-related website, there are a lot of job categories available and Freelance.com makes an effort to many categories and the number of jobs available.
To use Freelance.com, registration is mandatory. This is the same whether the user is a contractor (job applicant) or an employer. Depending on the type of employer (direct or corporation), there are different types of registration processes as well. New users provide their first and last names, an email address and password. New users also indicate whether they are looking to hire a contractor or if they are contractors who are looking for work. In addition, new users also have to provide information about the country in which they currently reside or will be working/hiring from.
It is free to register on Freelance.com. Users can browse job offers without needing to pay any money. Users can also subscribe to Freelance.com by uploading their resumes and by receiving job offers through email. To unsubscribe, users need to send an email to Freelance.com. Freelance.com receives commission based on the model of employer involved in the posted job position. If it is a direct employer model, the client who is hiring pays the commission. For corporate employers, the commission is negotiated based on details pertaining to the job. Hence, there is not fixed cost. Commissions generally depend on the type and duration of the job.
For employers, both individual and corporate employers, Freelance.com can provide a platform where employer meets contractor. With a database of over 60,000 contractors, employers seeking quality talent can find people to hire. Hence, those seeking contract jobs and those offering contract jobs would find Freelance.com beneficial. Also, corporate employers who hire large numbers of contractors on a recurring basis may have an advantage when negotiating commission costs.