When freelancers apply to your projects, you can access their profile. To respond to bids, you will need to contact them directly (by the project messenger).
In the Dashboard, select the tab "My Posted Projects" to view the list of freelancers who applied for the project. Select the name of the freelancer whose profile you want to view.
Inviting a Freelancer to bid involves simple steps.
Firstly, you will need to use the Freelancer search feature to identify the suitable freelancer(s) for your project posting, and then use the "Invite to Bid" link from the freelancer's Profile.
Freelancer(s) will be emailed the invitation to apply for your project, and you will be notified as soon as they submit their bid. However, please note that you will need to have posted a project before you can invite freelancers to bid/apply.
To award/hire or reject a bid, in the Employer dashboard select the project title to view the list of bids for the project. Under the "Bid Status", click on the appropriate action in the drop down selection to confirm or reject a bid. (Bid Declined, Declined after contact, In negotiation, Award Project)