Workana has been connecting excellent freelancer professionals with various companies. Would you like to be a part of it? Before creating your project, learn more about ─and understand─ how the 5 Workana tools that clients like and trust work.
The two common challenges when working with remote talents are: collaborating with someone you’ve never met (even someone you can work with in a different time zone) and paying only for the work you approve of. But learning to work with remote professionals is a necessary skill for almost all managers who want their teams to be successful.
The American report on the future of the workforce shows that 63% of small and large businesses already have someone on their team who works remotely ─and that percentage is expected to increase.
In Brazil, 40 % of companies already have a remote team for a certain function. And ⅓ of the companies interviewed intend to promote remote working in the next 12 months. According to Jorge Vazquez, president of Randstad in Brazil, the country has been going through a process of reformulation of labor relations. Companies are gradually adopting home office and are increasingly looking for freelancers.
At Workana alone, for example, 12 % of companies that hire freelancers look for professionals who can be part of their company’s permanent remote team. What’s more, 80% of clients who use the platform believe that freelancing helps a lot in the development of their business.
For this reason, Workana is not only a platform to unite companies and freelancers in the same project. Our idea is to provide technology, services and useful tools for this new standard of work, which is moving further and further away from traditional schedules and the old model.
Understand better about the Workana tools that have been pleasing clients across Latin America and that can make a difference in your business:
1. Freelancer Profile
It is normal that you want to know the professional who will be working on your project. It is essential for the hirer to know what professionals have already done and what companies they have already contributed to.
That’s why Workana has created profile levels so you can compare the experience of the professionals. In addition to seeing how many stars they have for complete tasks, you can read the testimonials of other clients who have already hired those professionals.
All this in a clear and transparent way, perfect for you to have access to the professional’s background.
2. Secure Payment
We know that technology today includes everything, even payments and collections. The time when a bureaucratic process was needed to carry out a monetary transaction is far away. With the coming of banks without fees and virtual cards, in addition to payment via the Internet, Workana knows that it is necessary to offer various payment options.
Therefore, clients can make their payments through PayPal, bank transactions and credit cards. In addition, the entire transaction is carried out quickly and securely, with practicality and time savings. If you want to know more about the payment methods available for each country, click here.
The chat feature on the Workana platform allows companies and talents to communicate directly, without intermediaries, through secure and monitored messages in our virtual environment.
You can combine all the details in real time with the chosen professionals through the chat, they can make the deliveries of the requested works and receive your feedback. If one of the two parts is not currently connected, an automatic email is sent with the message. In this way, neither side loses communication and can easily keep up with the progress of the work.
4. Skill Certifications
Workana also provides a certifications section, in which our freelancers can perform some tests to certify their skills. For freelancers, this is an excellent opportunity to transmit greater reliability to their potential clients. For entrepreneurs, it is a great help to find the most qualified freelancer for their project, verifying their main areas of expertise before hiring them.
When the client accesses the profile of the freelancer, he can consult which certifications the professional has satisfactorily completed, as we see in the following image:
5. Work Journal
There are two ways to accompany and receive the work the professional is doing:
- For finished work: payment is made after the completion of the project.
- For hours worked: ideal for longer projects, where you pay per hour of work reported by the professional.
In the project by hours worked, professionals record their work by hours worked, through the work journal. It records what was done with date details and how many hours were spent during the activity.
If you have doubts about what is the best work modality for your project, you can read this article on our blog.
Regardless of the type of accompaniment chosen, the client only releases the payment of what has been approved and which corresponds to what has been agreed upon.
Workana’s main mission is to connect companies of all sizes with independent, talented and qualified professionals, so that everyone can offer excellence without limits. And the best part: working in a modality that has been increasingly growing.
If your company also wants to be part of this network, click here to learn more about the platform and create your project today!