The freelance movement continues to gain momentum with 24% of the UK’s creative sector workforce working on a freelance basis.
The mounting desire for professional freedom, flexible schedules and variety in projects has seen global companies adapt to the modern climate by offering serous benefits in order to attract the best creatives.
Those that do this well, invariably become more attractive as destinations of choice for the industry’s brightest talent. For the third consecutive year, US Creative Network ‘Working Not Working’ surveyed their creative community, (77% freelance and 23% full-time) to find out which companies they would “kill to work for full-time”.
Working Not Working's list debuted in 2014 as a lineup of creative employers that would lure freelancers / contract talent back in to full-time employment. This year's line-up includes 25 companies that made the list for the third time in a row, including Airbnb, Google, Apple, Disney, Droga5, Pentagram, Nike and Wieden & Kennedy. A total of thirteen companies made it on to the list for the very first time this year, including Adam & Eve/DDB, Anomaly, Deutsch, Snapchat, Spotify and Stinkdigital.
This year’s survey demonstrated a continued trend for tech and media houses versus traditional agencies; a trend that we’re seeing reflected on the other side of the pond in the UK.
If you share similar aspirations to join forces with global brands and internationally acclaimed agencies – you’re in luck! A number of the employers that made the cut have teams here in the UK and our consultants have placed a number of people in to roles with them, along with similarly in demand agencies and brands.
Be it a fresh challenge in a permanent role that you’re looking for, or perhaps you’re in the market for freelance work, drop us a line to talk through how we can help.