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Business leader FAQs

How exactly do you match Werkling talent to gigs?

Werkling is different to those 'job board' style freelancing platforms out there. On those (unnamed!) platforms, gigs are posted and talent members are in an application frenzy, which results in business leaders trawling through dozens and dozens of bios and proposals. ​ Over here, we know that time is precious. Werkling provides independent talent recommendations to business leaders when they need someone amazing. ​ Werkling talent are matched to gigs based on their talent profile, their referral strength, their past gig performance and their community contribution. Once matched, Werkling makes contact with the talent to check their availability, interest and gather any other additional intel needed. Once we have validated the match, we’ll send you their talent profile and you can organise a time to meet with them.

Do I need to submit a Gig Brief?

Yes, you will need a Gig Brief…. but it only needs to be super brief! There is no need to fully scope the piece of work. Our amazing talent help with this! Sometimes the Gig Briefs we receive are as simple as telling us about the problem the business needs solved. You can submit a Gig Brief on our platform, or you can book a time with us to talk through the need and we can create the brief on your behalf. Easy.

Who can see my Gig Brief?

We will only share the Gig Brief provided with talent who have been matched to the gig. The brief is used to give them context on the gig to allow them to indicate their interest and availability. The business name and leader name will remain hidden until you let us know that you want to meet with the talent.

Do you take a cut of the cost of the gig or add fees on top?
Do you take a cut of my gigs?
Do you ask for business feedback?
Can I invite people in my network to join Werkling as talent?
Do you ask for feedback?

Our Talent set their own rates and costings. Werkling charges a transparent talent matching and engagement fee based on the value of the engagement. For non-members, the Werklings fee represents 14% of the engagement and any future engagements over an 18m period. For Gig Ready Leaders, the fee is reduced to 10.5%. Where leaders wish to establish a Talent Bench, Werkling offer a subscription model. Please get in touch for pricing.

Of course! If there is someone in your network who you have worked with closely before, you would love to work with them again, and you would recommend them to others, we would love an introduction. You will locate your referral link in your Account Setting page. Provide this link to this superstar and invite them to sign up for a free 30 day trial.

Yes. Any feedback gathered from business leaders and Werklings is kept confidential and is not publicly shared. Businesses who provide feedback on talent and talent who provide feedback on businesses can indicate if they are happy for the feedback to be shared with the other party.

Can I employ Werkling talent?

Sometimes Werkling’s talent is just too good to be true, the stars align and there is an opportunity to offer them an internal position. There is no harm in putting an offer on the table. But be prepared. Most Werklings are wedded to their gig life and are not interested in stepping into an internal role. Others are more fluid in their career plans and aspirations so you are welcome to ask. If your offer is within the first 18 months of introduction a small fee may apply.

How do Werkling talent set their day rates? 

The independent talent within the Werkling community are some of the best in the business. They have each set their day rates or fixed costs to fit the market in which they work. All Werkling talent reduce their rates for NFPs and social enterprise.

How do  I change or cancel my membership?

Send us an email at to cancel your membership or just into the platform to make a change.

What if our need is too big for one person?

We have had some great examples of WerkTeams (Werklings working in teams) who have delivered some impressive outcomes. 

WerkTeams are perfect for not only delivering large projects but projects that require more than one skill set. Pulling together bespoke, multi-disciplinary teams is one of our great joys!


Is there a Werkling mobile app?

Not currently. Our platform is built for desktops only at this time. 

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