If you are in telecommunications industry or you are planning to venture into it, then you probably must have heard of the new workforce trends. You must have heard of the wide strides that innovations such as Field Engineer are bringing to transform the nature in which business is being conducted. If you haven’t heard yet, no need t worry because, by the time you are through reading this article, you will have known all you need to know about freelance market place and how it is now the future workforce of telecom companies.
To start you off let me explain what Field Engineer is; it is an innovative platform that offers telecom companies to get the talent they want freely and with a lot of flexibility. Regardless of how big or small your project or company is you can find the talent you need to complete the project on time and in a more cost effective way. The platform has over 15,000 field service engineers and other specialists to choose from.
Let us start with the fact that hiring is getting harder by the day. According to a report by the research firm Inavero, according to 41% of the hiring executive, 13% of whom came from telecom companies reported that with the rapid penetration of technology, finding the right talent to fill up office positions has become harder. 48% of the hiring executives who participated in the research admitted to using flexible workers or freelancers if you like.
They said the decision to hire freelancers was due to lack of the required skills in-house and also the desire to meet project quality delivery. Also, it is important to note that over 55 million of Americans are in the freelance business. Future projections show that the trend is not slowing down anytime soon. It is expected by 2020 the number of Americans working as freelancers will have doubled.
If you are a human resource personnel in the telecom industry, then you can attest to the fact that it is extremely difficult to get the right talent to suit the company needs. Sometimes you will have to wait for a month or two before recruiting the right person to fill a position. Within that time is the person was needed for a particular project time will have lapsed and perhaps the client already unsatisfied with the company services.
Freelance marketplace offers you a diversity of talent from all over the world. If you are looking for a freelance you do not to search far; just with a few clicks, you get a variety of them to choose from. Within no time you have the right field service engineer just in time to start on your project. It, therefore, saves you time, exposes you to the right talent and you complete the project in time.
Fresh graduates have also learned the new trend, and they are no longer sending their resume to firms looking for employment; that explains the difficulty in finding the right engineers to recruit. Due to frustrations that have been observed in the past where a fresh engineer graduates with the hopes of getting a job but end up three years down the line frustrated, no job, and a ton of regret letters from companies; they are now opting to sign up as freelance telecom engineers where they are assured of a constant flow of jobs days after graduating.
It has also been observed that employees are leaving their day jobs to work as on-demand employees in the gig economy. With the rise of this trend then, the traditional workforce practices are no longer working, and it is time to give way to the new trends.
To succeed your business, you should guarantee that your expenses are lower than those of your opposition. This is possible only if you find a way to cut down the costs. The most draining cost within the telecom industry is paying the skilled labourers, this can be solved by hiring a freelance engineer.
This could save some of the costs compared with the permanent employees. The reason behind this is, the freelancers are paid only after the completion of the project they’re working on. And the specific price of the freelance engineer is negotiated thus the overall expenses of the business could be decreased.