Cult of Personality Series: 3. The Human Side of Business

Author: Ryan Haughey

Ryan is a writer and musician. He has experience writing for several publications on subjects surrounding campus affairs, music, creative non-fiction, academic writing, and short fiction. Ryan received Mouseland Press awards for 2018 Rookie of the Year and 2019 Best Campus Piece for The Uniter. Ryan studied communications at The University of Winnipeg, and double minored in film and English. Tune into Ryan's radio show on CJUM 101.5 UMFM called "Can We Hang," where they play the best independent Canadian content.

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July 8, 2020

Cult of Personality Series: 3. The Human Side of Business

The Rise of the Freelance Workforce

The new hegenemous concept of social distancing may be a catalyst for change in the working population of our society. As many workers are left without a workplace, and maybe just as many workers left without any work, right now there is an untapped potential in the workforce like never before.

I keep hearing people talk about getting started on their ‘side hustle’. Whether folks are working for their parent’s companies or marking first year papers for professors, the common denominator is that they can do it from home – or, at the very least, they’re able to do it while following the guidelines for social distancing. In some cases, these ‘side hustles’ might become profitable enough to advance to the level of ‘main hustle’, and for some folks, freelance work already is.

As many workers are left without a workplace, and maybe just as many workers left without any work, right now there is an untapped potential in the workforce like never before.

I am fairly new to the freelance workforce. After graduating from the University of Winnipeg, I’ve spent countless hours searching for work in the communications field but was unable to find an organization that would make use of my talents. The freelance workforce does not have just one specialty. There are endless examples of organizations hiring independent contractors to do anything from plumbing to writing blog posts.

There are a great many services that the freelance workforce can provide while remaining socially distant. Businesses who are struggling to stay afloat can make great use of independent contractors, and those same workers are able to find work during these uncertain times.

Auxesys taps into the freelance workforce and places great value on independent contractors. By utilizing the endless sea of skills and talents of this working demographic, Auxesys has created a diverse portfolio of people that can work independently or as a team that can achieve almost anything.

This approach creates a positive working environment that breeds a sense of community within a workforce of people dubbed ‘independent’ contractors.

In my experience, Auxesys has proved it values my independence and my creative freedom, forming a bond of trust with a freelance worker like me that restores some confidence in my craft after countless returned calls that never took place throughout my job search.

This approach creates a positive working environment that breeds a sense of community within a workforce of people dubbed ‘independent’ contractors. While we remain at a distance from one another, this togetherness is a professional milestone that we should strive for and be proud of.

Author: Ryan Haughey

Ryan is a writer and musician. He has experience writing for several publications on subjects surrounding campus affairs, music, creative non-fiction, academic writing, and short fiction. Ryan received Mouseland Press awards for 2018 Rookie of the Year and 2019 Best Campus Piece for The Uniter. Ryan studied communications at The University of Winnipeg, and double minored in film and English. Tune into Ryan's radio show on CJUM 101.5 UMFM called "Can We Hang," where they play the best independent Canadian content.

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    great article Ryan..seems like freelancing is a sign of the future and here to stay

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