Ever Skeptical of heinous self promotion, I moved to spam the mail but, I remembered how bad the alternatives were.
Recently my partner of 11 years, Emily, glanced over my shoulder while I worked and asked me which dating site I was on, see the image below for a reason why:
After explaining it was a freelance recruitment site called PeoplePerHour and I was scouting for staff, Emily asked:
I couldn’t really argue with her observation. I had criticised it myself to Dave (our Company Owner) while we scanned for top candidates to psychometrically test (a process we sell as an online service, heinous self promotion indeed!) before we let them join our active projects.
I took to reading through the description of Hubstaff Talent that they had sent. Acutely aware it was marketing spiel and I would get annoyed or bored or be better off finding out for myself if I liked it.
True enough it was blurby but some stuff made sense. I created an account.
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I was SO wrong. Immediately it asked for my Skype name. As mentioned before, we move away from the confines of the recruitment site and make more decisive contact with associates elsewhere. Usually we do this on Skype. It was good to know Hubstaff Talent got that. I was intrigued.
I went on to discover the service IS free and, although not overly populated by our type of developers yet, the facility is there for it to be a huge notice board to search for work and staff without having to throw some cash at the host. Freelance sites sometimes feel like I am feeding a greedy croupier with a dodgy poker deal.
This quote from the Hubstaff Talent marketing description came to mind:
Once a business discovers a freelancer they think would make a great addition to their team they can contact them directly – no middlemen involved. Freelancers are also able to search for work on the Hubstaff Talent Jobs page, a newly introduced section of the website.
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