We've recently rolled out some new features for Upwork clients to help their businesses grow and their teams work more intuitively on Upwork. See the update on the new client My Jobs Dashboard we released earlier this month.
This week, we’re rolling out a feature for businesses to make it easier for clients to find their coworkers and collaborate with their team on a company account when registering for Upwork. There are many advantages to sharing a company account with your coworkers which make hiring, managing and communicating with freelancers much easier. Company accounts allow for transparency between coworkers allowing you to collaborate on hiring as well as share details on spending with combined reporting. You can find more information about company accounts in our Hiring Headquarters’ article: Guide to Creating a Company Account.
In the past, clients could only invite coworkers to their company accounts, which would then prompt their coworkers to create an Upwork account. This new feature will make this process more seamless by automatically recognizing new clients’ email addresses at registration, and suggest that they join an existing account created by their coworkers.
Existing clients who are admins on their accounts will have the option to enable the new auto-join setting which will allow for any coworkers with a matching business email address to join their company account automatically at registration. Auto-join settings are available to all account owners with a verified business email address. Permissions can also be set for coworkers on the company account. These settings are all managed in a new section called Coworker Settings>Members & Permissions.
Let us know if you have any questions!