We’re thrilled to announce our new partnership with Cavalry; a freelancing platform designed to make it easier than ever before to connect organisations to freelancer talent in the advertising, digital and communications space. As a contractor management organisation (CMO) that facilitates such engagements, we wholeheartedly support Cavalry’s mission of forging an online marketplace that unifies contractor mobility and organisational needs. Complementing their intuitive system and integrating with their technology, Entity Solutions’ role will be to manage the compliant engagement of the freelancers.
How does Cavalry work?
Serving as a conduit between freelancers and organisations, Cavalry Freelancing was first conceptualised in 2017 by CEO Dave Bentley to address shortcomings in the advertising industry to help companies and freelancers meet and work together. Dave experienced these challenges first hand during his 17 years working and running agencies. “Finding freelancers was time consuming, risky and expensive and we felt strongly that there had to be a better way. So we decided to do something about it”. Along with business partner Nick Stevens, they set out to revolutionise the broken model of freelancing in the advertising space.
Launching in January 2018, Cavalry is an online marketplace that streamlines the way companies and freelancers find each other and work together, Featuring 2000 local freelance specialists in the advertising, digital and communications space (and counting), Cavalry proves its merit beyond just a database: “Our platform does the leg work for companies by matching and connecting them to the right freelance experts. We also help companies to be more forward planned and strategic by providing a Freelance Management System that enables them to build, manage and connect with a roster of ‘go to’ freelancers.”
For companies, Cavalry prides itself on offering better freelance matches, reducing time and uncertainty, and a competitive fee structure. Here are the key features:
- Post a gig and reach the exact specialism within seconds.
- The Cavalry workflow makes managing a freelance gig effortless
- Freelance profiles that include availability, experience, work and endorsements
- Build a roster of vetted and available freelancers
- Easy invoicing & payment
- Outsource your freelancer management and payroll (this is where Entity Solutions comes in – offering a complete contractor management and payroll solution)
Entity Solutions + Cavalry; what does it mean for businesses?
Simply put, it means a holistic contractor attraction and engagement solution for businesses in need of creative & digital talent.
Entity Solutions’ vendor neutrality means that we do not source contractors ourselves- we manage contractors once an agreement has already been reached between the contractor and the organisation engaging them. Nonetheless, we often hear of our customers’ difficulties in finding new talent amidst the skills gap. Our partnership with Cavalry provides a streamlined avenue for businesses to both locate and engage talent through 1 overarching architecture. Furthermore, Entity Solutions’ technology integrates with Cavalry’s, so businesses can enjoy peace of mind that they have access to the best freelancer talent and a complete post-sourcing solution to compliantly engage and retain that talent.
Today’s HR departments are not always equipped with the knowledge and/or resources to manage the statutory obligations and expectations that arise from contractors; particularly as contractor legislation is evolving. Investing in a CMO along with an innovative talent sourcing platform like Cavalry, offers you that proverbial ‘one-stop shop’ to put your business one step ahead of your competitors in the talent crunch.
To get on board or request a demo with Cavalry, check out their website: https://www.cavalryfreelancing.com/companies/