There’s an art to being a freelancer. Talented freelancers often do a better job of navigating your company than many staffers. Three reasons: One, they’re happy to be working and it shows. Two, they know the party can end without warning so they have zero sense of entitlement. Three, they have no axes to grind with anyone. I freelanced for a long time, and loved it. The freelance rule book I wrote for myself might help you in your staff job. Here it is.