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How Businesses can Prepare for 5G

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Gary McCauley

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August 2, 2019

Alongside technological advancement, mobile connectivity throughout the years has developed bringing impressive updates that improve the way that we use our phones. In the late 2000s, 4G made a large impact within the industry, allowing for mobile internet speeds of up to 500 times faster than that of 3G, which in turn allowed for video calls, faster mobile browsing, etc. However, with the Internet of Things (IoT) developing, it’s clear that 4G won’t be able to manage the vast amount of connections on the network.

This is where 5G comes in. Creating a huge hype around the world after being demonstrated during the 2018 Winter Games, it brings with it an array of features that are guaranteed to have mobile phone users in awe. When comparing 5G vs 4G, 5G guarantees to be more efficient, faster and smarter than its predecessor. 

Offering up speeds of up to 100 gigabits per second, it will take over as the next big thing. Aimed at allowing for faster mobile data speeds than that of a home broadband network, it’s clear to see why everyone is excited for it to be introduced internationally. To lead the race to 5G, businesses must transform their telecom workforce accordingly.

It has been considered for remote surgery, for the implementation of self-driving cars, drones, virtual reality, etc. With 5G, the possibilities are simply endless. 

5G for Businesses

How Do Temp Workers Help Businesses Use 5G Effectively?

5G will have a great impact within the business world – no matter what sector your business is in. That’s why you must be prepared for the introduction, by ensuring that you have the right systems in place. Even though it is available through a few providers in the US,  it’s still not widely available (as well as not yet available in countries such as the UK) but is set to be active by the end of this year/start of next year. 

So there is no better time than now to plan how you will implement it into your business. How can you do this effectively? By hiring temporary workers that are specialized in the field. As the implementation will include research and development, testing, trials, and installations, you must have the right people on hand.  

Temporary workers that are engineers, researchers and technicians will have the knowledge, skills, and expertise required to help businesses roll out your 5G services. Forward-thinkers will guide businesses on what 5G can bring to the company and ensure that there is sufficient capacity in the cloud-based and back-end systems. They can create 5G deployment plans, assess if there are any 5G deployment challenges and outlay the 5G deployment options.

They can also assist with updating the business's management strategy – which is incredibly important when employees bring their own devices into the company as the traffic load will increase. 

Key Benefits of 5G

As mentioned above, 5G will impact a variety of industries, not just tech companies. Although some people are unsure of the upgrade due to the high cost of it, the overall thought is that this emerging technology will allow for a more reliable connection for users. Alongside this, there is a range of other benefits that people can reap once 5G is widely introduced:

  • Increased Connectivity: increasing the capacity, more people will be able to communicate through their devices once cell towers across the world are equipped with the technology. 
  • Decreased Delays: with the advancement of technology, it’s clear that people want systems to work faster. Many people might get frustrated with the lag that comes with 4G, waiting for the data to be received. 5G aims at decreasing these delays, allowing you to watch online HD videos and access websites with little or no delays. 
  • Faster Speeds: this benefit is incredibly popular as it will allow for a quicker download time of videos and images.

The Benefits of 5G for Freelancers

Many benefits come with being a freelancer. From having the freedom to choose what you are working on to working with a variety of clients and choosing your work hours. When it comes to 5G, it will have a huge impact on the way that you work. The key benefits of which are:

  • Increased Productivity: as a freelancer, you must have a reliable connection. With 5G, you will be able to work quicker (because of no lagging) and more efficiently. Increasing your revenue, you will be able to work from (almost) anywhere at any time without having to rely on WiFi.
  • High-Quality Connections: through 5G you will be able to have HD video calls with clients without having to worry about any connectivity issues.
  • It will Open-Up New Opportunities: through a faster, more efficient system you will be able to set up a company, contact more clients, etc. 

If you are hiring freelance talent to work with your company to implement 5G, you should try to retain them by showcasing the value that they bring to the business. Paying them appropriately as well as on-time, they will be more likely to work with you in the future and will deliver high-quality work. 

You should also keep in contact with them regularly (if they are working remotely) ensuring that they and you are up to date with what’s happening within the business and setting out a 5G deployment plan.

5G for Freelancers

What are the Easiest Ways to Hire Freelance Talent?

  • ‍Through agencies and job sites
  • Through networking platforms such as LinkedIn
  • From word of mouth referrals

How to Recruit and Foster Talented Gig Workers

With the gig economy on the rise, businesses must consider using gig workers within their organization. Invaluable assets, they bring with them an array of skills and expertise, that can completely transform a business, introducing new and insightful ideas. 

Before you recruit them, however, you must consider what their role will be and what they can bring to the company. Ask yourself, how do their skills differ to the full-time staff? Do we need them?

Once you have established how you can utilize them, you can start recruiting and can set up a job description. So, how can you do this?

  • Find them through freelance marketplaces: for example, you can find temp 5G telecom engineer workers through Field Engineer.
  • Advertise throughout different job websites.
  • Look for talented gig workers through and online search or through networking platforms such as LinkedIn - scouting the talent and getting in contact directly with them.

After you have interviewed potential temp workers and made a decision, you should contact them as soon as possible so that they can get started on the task at hand. 

As gig workers put a value on the freedom and flexibility that comes with temporary or freelance work, you must realize that they might work differently to your full-time staff. They tend to be specialized and will have lots of experience - performing tasks more efficiently. Therefore, you should create an onboarding process that is suitable for them as well as attaining them by understanding the value that they bring. 

Benefits Businesses Get when They Switch to FE Platform

  • An easy-to-use platform that will enhance your contract recruitment process
  • Streamlined talent and job search - making it quicker and more affordable
  • API integrations - allowing your business to connect with software and apps that you already use, such as Microsoft and Salesforce
  • The ability to manage your work orders - you can see which tasks are completed as well as being able to track the employee’s arrival
  • The function to review and approve payments. 

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