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The Countdown Is On...

The Countdown Is On...

Posted on 4 March 2021
by Claire Summerfield
What is IR35? IR35 is used to describe two sets of tax legislation that are designed to combat tax avoidance by workers, and the firms hiring them, who are supplying their services to clients via an intermediary, such as a limited company, but who would be an employee if the intermediary was not used. IR35 legislation has been in existence since 2000, to assess whether freelancers working through…
Time for a change?

Time for a change?

Posted on 26 January 2021
by Claire Summerfield
Standing at a career crossroads can be daunting. Turn to the right and stay on the same career path or look to the left and embrace a new route? Stay in your comfort zone or leap into the unknown? Whether redundancy and industry changes are influencing your thinking or you’re bored with your job and looking for a fresh start, making a career change is achievable if you focus on your transferable…
Does your employee benefits package stack up?

Does your employee benefits package stack up?

Posted on 26 January 2021
by Laura Mercer
We have seen a big increase in clients hiring over the past few months and it is set to continue. Whether that is due to a skills shortage or because they have learnt to adapt and push through, it means finding the best talent is not necessarily going to be easy and you won't necessarily have 'the pick of the bunch’. Maybe you have adapted over the past year and feel you offer an excellent…
The Christmas Party...2020 style

The Christmas Party...2020 style

Posted on 26 November 2020
by Claire Summerfield
As the new tiers are announced and even small Christmas celebrations are unlikely to happen, we thought we’d share with you some of the best ideas we’ve seen for virtual Christmas parties! First up…prepping for the event. Just because you’re celebrating from your spare room/kitchen/bedroom, it doesn’t mean that you can’t dress to impress! (Even if it’s just from the waist up) Get your glad rags…
Lockdown V.2

Lockdown V.2

Posted on 9 November 2020
by Claire Summerfield
As we begin lockdown V.2, it can feel like we’re living in Groundhog Day and the black clouds are closing in…but we believe it’s important to reflect on the lessons we’ve learnt during 2020, focus on the positives and continue to do everything we can to support our networks and each other. We have pivoted into a virtual world in 2020 and businesses have shown incredible resilience and ingenuity…
The bigger picture

The bigger picture

Posted on 16 September 2020
by Claire Summerfield
As a candidate, when the market is tough and the future unknown it is difficult to see beyond the 100+ applications you’ve already submitted, the rejections you’ve had and the daily news of more redundancies. Is it you? As a business leader, when you’re making hard decisions on the future of your teams, are you the only business this is happening to? Are you making the right decisions? We speak…