Ukrainians actively go for freelance work

Ukrainians are tired of sitting in offices. According Freelancehunt, last year the number of registered specialists looking for work on remote, has grown almost three times. At the beginning of 2017, the army of freelancers at this site consisted of almost 200 million And the growth trend continues. The same trend is typical for Europe. There between 2000 and 2010, the number of freelancers rose by 82%, writes UBR.

In many cases the Ukrainians, who already have a job, are ready to consider freelancing as an opportunity to make extra money. Such, according to the expert-analytical center of International HR portal HeadHunter Ukraine, 52%.

The most popular remote work among IT professionals. For example, on the website in the corresponding section 1 124 such vacancies. Overall, the Playground is now almost 4.5 thousand jobs for those who would like to work remotely. It is more than 5% of the total number of active jobs on the site.

The bulk of companies attracting remote workers, located in Kiev, Dnipro, Lviv and other major cities.

Companies are ready to take on udalenku not only it specialists, although their share in the total number of vacancies still predominates. The leaders of the demand for remote work also included sales managers, marketers, journalists, PR managers, advertisers, teachers, call-center operators, managers, copywriters, realtors. The opportunity to work from home there are also designers, accountants, HR managers and testers of computer games.

“In the segment of remote work is dominated by programmers/developers — 70% of the proposals, 30% a variety of jobs in Finance, project management, online marketing, etc.,” said regional Manager to combine classical crossover (specializiruetsya on hiring tops for permanent remote work) Sinan ATA.

Although most companies prefer the traditional forms of cooperation, every 20th vacancy to work outside the office is not so little, says development Director Sergei Marchenko. And work for freelancers is becoming more and more.

“We are seeing a steady increase in the number of vacancies on request “remote work” and the expansion of the professions and professional areas that are suitable for remote work. However, in the labour market there are still many professions which are unlikely to be remote – barbers, bankers, chefs, etc.”, — us hr-expert website Tatyana Pashkina.

Remote work best for employers — in addition, which allows you to rent an office smaller to save on electricity, office equipment and the office, this method of organization of work allows to circumvent some of the nuances of employment and to avoid taxation if the employee is not formalized.

“Even with the registration of all necessary papers, some employers pay workers “outsourced” less, because there is no certainty that they only work for the same employer, which definitely reduces the factor of control. Also expansion of geography of employment can help to reduce costs,” said SEO “Befind & North – Ukraine” Konstantin Rudnitsky.

In addition to saving on operating costs is also allows you to hire people from other regions who agree to a lower salary. As noted by us the founder of the service Freelancehunt Oleg Topchiy, freelancers help to get rid of more than half of the costs associated with workplace equipment, additional space, etc.

It is therefore not surprising that about one third of Ukrainian companies offer their employees remote work. And it is usually small firms — up to 20 people. At the same time, employers and applicants is quite sensible about the pros and cons of working in a remote format. The managers understand that when an employee works outside the office — this complicates the process of defining the task, it is also harder to control. But the staff among the main disadvantages of remote work is the lack of communication, feedback, and self-discipline.

“Among the limiting factors in the transition to freelancing for job seekers — irregular earnings and no guarantee of payment. Also, “white collar” stops the lack of opportunities to build good career and learn from the experience of colleagues in the context of live communication,” — said the expert of the expert-analytical center of International HR portal HeadHunter Ukraine Ekaterina, Krivoruchenko.

Anyone trying to drive into the offices

But many international companies already refuse udalenkie. It is possible to identify several factors influencing this decision. First, improving the corporate culture. For employees who work from home, virtually closed way up the career ladder.

“Sometimes remote workers after some time of work from home is invited to work in the office, it’s kind of like a promotion. Or involve in projects together with the office assistants and also “pull in to the office.” Sometimes it is possible to employment growth — for example, from a remote operator supervisor operators. If this transition involves working in the state, can offer a decent salary,” said Tatyana Pashkina.

Secondly, an important factor for some employers is the cohesion of the team. The perception by the employee himself as an actor whose activities affect the overall performance of stimulates it to work better.

Thirdly, control. Although it is believed that the effectiveness of the employee to improve control is impossible, but in the case of a large number of remote workers complexity of control can have a negative impact on the overall results.

“Whether workers return to the office — hard to say. A lot depends on the length of udalenie. If he worked in this mode for many years, probably not — it is possible that many will be ready to quit and look for a familiar format at another company. If the employee worked at home for a short time and was invited to the office, he is likely to agree to such a proposal, especially if it is important to work in this company,” said Topchiy.