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Mon 21st Oct 2019

How to integrate into a team as a Contractor

When you are hired as a contractor, you will be expected to settle in fairly quickly, and start work right away. It can be daunting to be the contractor starting in an existing team so here are some tips to ...
Wed 18th Sep 2019

How To Achieve A Work Life Balance As A Contractor

Life as a contractor has many benefits, you work on projects when they suit you, and you have the freedom and flexibility to move from assignment to assignment.

However, as a contractor you can find that the work life balance ...
Fri 9th Aug 2019

Contractors, Why Work With An Umbrella Company?

There are many people who are working as contractors, trying to manage everything that comes with running a business but still seem to get stuck or hit a barrier when it comes to the paperwork. You love the work you ...
Mon 22nd Jul 2019

Utilising Social Media As A Contractor

The success of any business relies on the integrity, reliability and communication with your clients, and this is no different for contractors. Building a contractor business relies on your reputation.

Having a marketing strategy will help build relationships and contractor ...

Wed 26th Jun 2019

Are Contractors Saving For The Future?

Saving for the future and for retirement is important but it can often be pushed to one side to make way for other expenses and the cost of living. Studies show that many contractors are not saving enough for the ...

Mon 3rd Jun 2019

5 Ways Contractors Can Promote Their Services

If you are a contractor, you are responsible for advertising your services and promoting yourself in order to gain your next assignment. This can be done either through a client directly or through a recruitment agency however, whichever way you ...

Wed 10th Apr 2019

The new payslip legislation: April 2019

From the 6th of April 2019, new legislation – known as the Employment Rights Act 1996 will change how UK employers provide payslips to their workforce and will hopefully make things clearer, enabling employees to see ...

Mon 11th Mar 2019

Why Now Is The Perfect Time To Be A Contractor

Have you been made redundant?

In an uncertain economic climate, organisations are putting hold on taking on new employees, people are facing redundancy and others are finding themselves in limbo. If this sounds like your situation, don’t worry, there is ...

Mon 18th Feb 2019

An Umbrella Company Is Part Of Your Business

The hassle of changing jobs and completing paperwork, along with finding references and obtaining a P45 time after time can become quite a chore if you’re a person who enjoys a change in assignment or the variety of working with ...

Mon 11th Feb 2019

Are You Using Twitter For Your Contractor Business?

Almost certainly, as a contractor managing your brand you will want to be tweeting. Here we are going to run through a few of the basics that will get you and running and using social networks to benefit you.

Twitter ...

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