Local Freelancing Meets Recruitment


Connecting you with your local student community.

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What Are the Benefits?


Need freelance work done but can’t find the time to source people? Looking to grow your business with smart and talented young professionals?

As a business, we understand that sometimes you just don’t have the capabilities to complete something yourself or need bright minds to help you conquer challenges. Connectiv8 allows you to hand over your personalized project needs to us, and we’ll find you the top student freelance talent for the role.

Project Structure


1) POST

Post your project need online, or work with our sales team to define your project, and define the price.

2) HIRE

After reviewing applications or interviewing the interested students, you sign them on as a contractor for you.

3) COLLABORATE

You can interact as much or as little as you want with the student, and can easily meet in person to discuss progress throughout.

4) COMPLETE

Once you are satisfied, the student is paid, feedback is taken, and you are free to continue working with the student.

What People Are Saying

Shari Hughson

Shari Hughson

Founder of Wild and Tame, Director of Masters of Entrepreneurship & Innovation Program at Smith School of Business

"This is one of the most exciting new startups making a great contribution to the success of other startups and small and medium sized businesses. The ability to hire talented, responsible students for all kinds of projects at a fraction of the ‘professional’ cost, is a win-win for the business and student. As a consultant and mentor, I strongly advise organizations to access the skilled students available through Connectiv8."

“This is one of the most exciting new startups making a great contribution to the success of other startups and small and medium sized businesses. The ability to hire talented, responsible students for all kinds of projects at a fraction of the ‘professional’ cost, is a win-win for the business and student. As a consultant and mentor, I strongly advise organizations to access the skilled students available through Connectiv8.”



Benefits


Connectiv8 provides businesses, entrepreneurs, and non-profits access to a pool of enthusiastic and eager students to help grow their business. Students represent a massive, untapped resource of driven and capable young professionals. Facilitating the connection between businesses and student, or organization and student, is a simple but powerful arrangement.

The local aspect of Connectiv8 gives you access to affordable talent you can build a connection with, and avoids the communication issues often associated with other freelance platforms.

By allowing students to take on projects for you, you will be able to instigate growth, increase efficiency and drive profits.

  • Capitalize on the interest and the skills of young professionals looking to gain experience in the workplace
  • Inexpensively research various solutions to internal problems, and ways to increase efficient and sustainable practices
  • Access innovative solutions through the creative, open-minds of students
  • Develop relationships with young professionals, testing out talent while widening your hiring reach
  • Engage in something greater than yourselves – by providing projects and opportunities for students to learn

Interested?


Fire an email to Paul, our head of sales!
He'll be happy to consult with you to create projects specific to your business needs.

Email Paul

FAQ


How do you source your talent?
Connectiv8 is run by on-campus teams of current students. The members of the team know all the top talent on campus, which we reach out to through campus groups, headhunting, and personal connections. We also promote projects online through Facebook, our email newsletter, and by directly contacting talent in the field you are looking for.

What happens with the student after a project finishes?
You are free to continue working with the student after in any capacity. Connectiv8 allows you to try out a student with low risk, and potentially allow them to find a long-term fit with your company, as a freelancer, or an employee.

Does Connectiv8 screen candidates for me?
Connectiv8 primarily finds talented candidates, gets them interested, and forwards them to you where you can review their resume and are free to interview them. We assist with recommending students based on their past work, reputation, and fit with the project. We can also set-up a more detailed screening procedure upon request. Connectiv8 can take as big or as small of a role as you want!

How does Connectiv8 protect me, and the work that I get?
Connectiv8 provides you with a contract used to hire students as an independent contractor. The contract guarantees that you don’t pay until the deliverables of the project are complete to your satisfaction. As well, we have clauses in the contract where we can step in and find a new student should one not work out, and can mediate disputes if required. However, it is important to note that this is a freelancing platform, and like other freelance platforms, we do not actively control, manage, or employ any of the students found through this platform.

What does Connectiv8 get for this?
Custom projects can vary, but are typically 25% of the project price quoted by our team. The remaining 75% goes to the student after they complete the work to your satisfaction.

Want to learn more? Have questions about our process?

We'd love to hear from you.

info@connectiv8.com



 

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