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Should You Hire Freelance or Permanent Staff?

By Jennie Kitchin

Deciding which door to go through freelance or perm hiring

Deciding whether you need to hire a permanent employee or a freelancer can be difficult. There are benefits to both depending on your team’s structure, workflow and budget. You should always consider all factors and work on a case by case basis to ensure you make the right choice. If your workflow is erratic and you are happy for your staff costs to fluctuate throughout the year then a freelancer might make the most sense. However if you are consistently busy, need your employees to be fully immersed in your brand and to be available as soon as a project comes in then hiring perm is the way to go.

Need some help making your decision? Answer the questions below and follow our flow diagram to see which hiring strategy works best for your business.


Still not sure whether freelance or perm is right for your business? Luckily we specialise in both! Get in touch with us today and one of our agents will be happy to help.

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