How to Enlist a Global Work Force of Freelancers
Buyouts and layoffs due to the recession have led many of today's companies to look for remote labor online, which they can do using online services marketplaces such as Guru.com, Elance.com and oDesk.com. These marketplaces enable business owners to find affordable, specialized freelancers across the globe in customer service, graphic design, data entry, human resources and myriad other professional areas. Many of them also offer skill-measurement tests and collaboration, tax document-generating, and hour and payment-tracking tools.
When starting the search online, NYTimes.com suggests first determining the specific tasks you want outsourced, exploring the different websites to find the ones that best serve your needs, giving contractors small, low-risk tasks to start and writing explicit project descriptions.
Source: NYTimes.com | June 24, 2009