The Impact of #Openhire - Year One
Our goal in establishing #OpenHire was to change the culture of hiring creative freelancers in theatre, to make it more transparent – more open. Below is some information about the difference #OpenHire has made in its first year.
Who Advertises on #OpenHire?
Many companies, producers and freelancers use #OpenHire to search for talented creatives. Some major companies have made a commitment to advertising at least one major role per year through the platform. Companies committing this year include:
CREATIVE FREELANCERS: Shaping London’s Recovery reccomends OpenHire
A new programme from the Mayor of London, organised by Fuel, enabled a diverse group of freelancers in the culture sector to come together to explore and make recommendations on the future of freelancing. In their report, a group working on hiring practices gave as their top recommendation:
“As a minimum all organisations, and anyone who hires a freelancer, should adopt the #OpenHire guidelines“
Lyn Gardner’s Reasons to Take Heart in 2022
“#OpenHire – Thanks to this initiative, more than 1,500 freelancers receive free job ads each week. Institutions committed to it include Theatr Clwyd, Shakespeare’s Globe, Chichester Festival Theatre, Northern Broadsides and many others. Good to see it expanding and opening up access.” Lyn Gardner, The Stage
#Openhire is Popular
#Openhire is changing the culture of hiring
Have you noticed an increase in the number of freelance creative jobs being advertised openly (not just on #OpenHire) since Sept 2020?
#Openhire is Useful
Have you applied for a job on #OpenHire?
#Openhire introduces employers to new talent
Is your #Openhire application likely to be the first time that employer has heard from you?