When you find the right person for the job, whether it's a full
time employee or a freelancer, you want to hold on to them. Finding
the perfect fit for your project can take time but when it clicks it's great.
You want to use them again and again.
In this guide you'll find out more about rehiring your favourite freelancers:
You may have found a great freelancer who's written you a blog post
or set up your social media accounts and you want to hire them on a
more ongoing basis. You aren't looking for someone new as you know the
quality of the work is just what you are looking for. You can easily rehire
your freelancer and move your project onto the next stage.
When your were looking through the applications for your last project you
may have found it difficult to make the final decision between 2 or 3 of the
best candidates. Rehiring gives you the opportunity to get back in touch with
that freelancer and send them a new project.
Remember that graphic designer who created your new logo 6 months ago? Well
now it's time to put together some promotional material and you'd love to use
them again. You can easily get in touch with any of your past hires and send
them a new project.
What are Talent Pools and how do I access them?
Talent pools give you access to all your favourite freelancers in one place. Choose from
your Past Hires or your Past Candidates and rehire your favourite freelancers for your new project.
You can find your Talent Pools under "Hire" in the main menu. To find out more and start creating
your own bespoke Talent Pools for your frequent needs check out our Talent Pools guide.
How do I rehire?
To rehire a past hire or past candidate follow these steps:
1) Go to your Talent Pools.
Remember if the project has been closed you will need to change the filter from Open to Closed.
2) Choose the freelancer you want to hire from your "Past Hires" or "Past Candidates"
3) Send your freelancer a new project.
Give your freelancer details of what you need doing just as your did when you posted your first
project. Once you're happy with it just click “Post Project Now”. Your project will be sent straight
to your freelancer so all you need to do is sit back and wait for them to get in touch.
4) Get your project started.
Once your freelancer has got in touch by applying for your project you can get started straight
away, all you need to do is click hire.
I want to send my project to a few of my previous freelancers
You may not be sure exactly who you want to hire from your previous freelancers or your priority
might be finding someone who can start on the project as soon as possible. For this, sending your
project out to a few of your previous freelancers would be best.
You'll see a “Post Project” option when you go to your Talent Pools. This gives you the chance
to send your project to several of your previous freelancers.
Add the details of your project as you usually would and then just select the freelancers you want
the project to be sent to. If you are working to tight deadlines you could even mention this in the
brief so that applicants know if they're going to be suitable or not.
When the applications come in you can start discussing as you usually would to find the best
match and then just click hire to start working with your chosen freelancer again.
When is posting a new project or rehiring a better option?
When you want to hire multiple people:
Perhaps your project has grown and you need more people working on it than you first thought.
Or maybe you would like the same piece of work to be carried out several times over a short
period of time. You can easily send out the same project to several freelancers at once using our repost function.
Hire as many freelancers as you need, all working on the same project at the same time. Find out more about
reposting in our How to Repost guide.
When you want to use a new freelancer or need a new skill:
You may be looking for a completely new skill in a freelancer and none of your
previous hires or candidates have the right experience. Or you may want to just try someone new.
Post a new project and get in touch with new freelancers with the skills you need. Check out our guide
on How to write an effective brief .
If you're new to this way of working, outsourcing tasks to a freelancer might feel risky. In this guide, there are some tactics you can use to reduce the risk of hiring a freelancer for the first time.
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