Blended teams: why bringing together employees and freelancers is your best way forward.

Tech workers are in short supply. In fact, by 2030 the global pool will be short by 4.3 million tech workers: that's what a study by the American firm Korn Ferry has announced. This is a major problem that digital and IT leaders must address with creativity and innovation. With freelancers, who are able to work more flexibly and often with multiple clients at once, digital leaders can breathe a little easier knowing there’s a way around the skills shortage. The key is to create blended teams in which full-time employees and freelancers complement each other.

Freelancing in Tech and Digital fields: the best-practices guide to help you get the best results

Even though the use of blended employee-freelancer teams is booming, there’s often still a way to go for businesses to adopt best practices to collaborate with freelancers in the most efficient way. While freelancers can bring flexibility, efficiency and expertise to your team, it’s still important to recruit the right people for the right project, and retain them in order to be able to count on them in the long run. 

To attract and retain the best freelance talent, we use marketplaces, such as Malt, that allow us to access a pool of tech profiles that are sufficiently large to meet our needs and challenges. But we are also very careful about the assignments we offer - because we want them to have real added value - both for the freelancer but also for L'Oréal - so that both parties are winners in this collaboration.

Laurent Carrie

Head of Tech Factory @ L'Oréal
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In summary

In this ebook, you'll discover:

  • 5 advantages blended teams can bring
  • Tips for finding, hiring and retaining the best freelance experts
  • The views and experiences of Laurent Carrie, Head of Tech Factory at L’Oréal.