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From a team management perspective, the core difference between managing a freelancer and an full-time employee is that you rely on freelancers for a specific task within a project while employees have a long-term role in your company that may evolve over time. Employees handle more than just project tasks, such as sending emails or posting to your social media accounts. The contract you have with a freelancer limits the types of work they can do without renegotiating that contract.
When the work ends, your relationship with a freelancer ends as well unless you retain them for an additional project. For employees, you’ll prepare them for the next project because they are a consistent part of the team.
Full-time employees often need significant training and supervision. They’re a long-term investment, but that can provide benefits for getting a team how you like it. Freelancers should come into a project with the skills you need and their onboarding should be limited to learning your project or business’s specifics. Typically, this means your freelancers will be more independent and autonomous.
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