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Candidates for temp jobs

How To Respond When Candidates Are In Short Supply

The latest Markit/REC Report has revealed that demand for temporary staff has reached a 17-month high, whilst the volume of staff available is at a three month low. That might sound like worrying news for recruiters. After all, when your business depends on placing highly skilled temps into roles, things will be significantly more difficult

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IR35 reform

Latest IR35 Guidance Offers Little Comfort to Contractors

We’ve already discussed how the IR35 reforms are potentially damaging for contractors – and how this has been demonstrated by Transport for London’s decision to introduce a blanket ban on workers operating through their own limited company. Since then, however, the government has published some updated guidance on the IR35 reforms. Unfortunately, this not only

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Make your C.V. stand out

How to make your C.V. stand out

While many recruitment agencies will assist you with your C.V,, there can be times where it is left down to you to make sure you’re selling yourself as best you can. Your C.V. is a key document that a client will use to build a first impression of you. So if your contract opportunities are

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Making Tax Digital Calculator

HMRC Clarifies Making Tax Digital

HMRC has announced the results of its consultation into Making Tax Digital, a scheme it first unveiled in 2015 to put an end the yearly tax return and digitise the tax system.   The consultation invited responses from interested parties, including businesses, contractors and landlords, to help address any concerns about the move towards digital

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Ways To Build Trust With Temps

Three Ways To Build Trust With Temps

As a recruiter, building trust between clients and your temps is vital. With previous research suggesting that the vast majority of recruiters believe the hunt for talent is becoming more competitive, recruiters will need to do more to build lasting relationships that’ll allow them to stand out and be successful.   Here are 3 things

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sourcing talent outside of the Single Market

Sourcing Talent in a UK Outside of the Single Market

On Tuesday 17th January, Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed that the UK would withdraw from the European Single Market. Employers and recruiters will need to start putting in plans to attract UK and non-EU talent post-Brexit.   Although the UK will not be leaving the EU until 2019, recruiters and employers will have to prepare

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Tfl Bans PSC Contractors IR35 Reforms

Tfl Bans PSC Contractors Ahead Of IR35 Reforms

The potential for IR35 reforms to damage opportunities for contractors working in the public sector was demonstrated last week, when Transport for London introduced a blanket ban on workers who operate through their own limited company.   The ban, which was reported in ContractorUK, will be enacted to remove the risk of TfL being penalised for

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IR35 changes in responsibility impact recruitment agencies

Responsibility For IR35 Is Changing – Is Your Recruitment Agency Prepared?

From April this year, if you’re a recruiter placing contractors using a personal service company (PSC) in public sector roles, it will almost certainly become your responsibility to: Calculate TAX and NICs on gross as if employed after allowable expenses Hold monies under 1 and pay to HM Revenue & Customs monthly Report each pay-run

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personal branding

How Personal Branding Can Get You Your Next Job

You may think finding your next contract is all down to your luck of the draw and the number of roles you apply for, but have you ever thought about how your personal branding could impact your job prospects? Many organisations are already looking you up online prior to meeting you in person and competition

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