In celebration of National Freelancers Day 2011, PCG were proud to be working with academics from Kingston University and Cranfield School of Management in order to better define the 21st Century freelance workforce and demonstrate the unique value they add to the modern economy.
What unites freelancers? What is the history behind the term?
How many freelancers are there? How are they referred to in the UK?
Dictionary definition for 'freelance':
1. Free-lance or Free-lancer - a self-employed person working, or available to work, for a number of businesses, rather than be committed to one, and usually hired for a limited period.
PCG has created this interactive resource which takes you through the
various stages of the development, engagment and managing a project with
The tool draws on the experience of both clients and freelancers, looking at common mistakes and key tips to ensure success. Click on the image below to get started.
The focal point for National Freelancers Day 2010 was the freelance lecture. Held at the prestigious Stationers Hall it was themed around the changing world of work.
The lecture was hosted by broadcast journalist Sue Lawley and included a keynote speech from futurologist Dr James Bellini.
Panel members for the debate also included PCG’s MD John Brazier, Damian Reece, Business Editor for the Telegraph.
Dr James Bellini
Evolving trends completely reshaping the notion of business and why individuals in the new economy will be as important as a big company.
James Bellini is a respected futurologist, broadcaster and author focusing on socio-economic trends up to Horizon 2025. He is also Director of Content for www.talentfoundation.com, a cyber-clubhouse for individuals and businesses to discuss issues affecting talent management in the future.