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Government Announces Support for Public Sector Contractors

Government Announces Support for Public Sector Contractors

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The Government has announced details of a support package to protect public sector contractors who are unable work due to COVID-19. In addition to protecting public sector contractors from loss of earnings, the support will also mean that contingent workers are retained in vital public sectors such as healthcare and education by ensuring continuation of payment.…

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Coronavirus Guidance for Contractors

Coronavirus Guidance for Contractors

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In many instances, the advice for contractors on the Covid-19 outbreak will follow government guidelines for the general population. However, because of particular working practices common to many contractors, we’ve put together some information that may be of particular relevance.

Current Update

As of March 23, Boris Johnson has placed London and the rest of the UK into lockdown in an attempt to stop coronavirus spreading.…

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The top five future trends of contracting

The top five future trends of contracting

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A number of workforce studies show that contracting has an increasingly fundamental role to play, both in facilitating economic growth and providing people with the opportunity to achieve a good work/life balance. In this article, Contracting Wise looks at five hot trends that will shape the contracting world of tomorrow.…

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Interview don’ts for contractors

Interview don’ts for contractors

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While many of the normal rules apply to contractor interviews, there are also some fundamental differences. Interviews for contracting positions may be more directly focused on professional ability rather than personality or potential. This is because the client is looking for a solution to a specific problem rather than a long-term investment and few organsiations have the time to go through a multistage interview process.…

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The important relationship between contractors and hypergrowth companies

The important relationship between contractors and hypergrowth companies

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Over the past ten years a number of market conditions have come together to give rise to so-called ‘hypergrowths’– companies that are growing at an annual rate of 40% or more. Although many of these companies are based around new technologies such as AI and blockchain, hypergrowth exists across all sectors where companies are using market disruption to innovate new products, services and practices.…

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How will artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain affect the contracting sector?

How will artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain affect the contracting sector?

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Advances in cloud computing and software mean that new technologies such as AI and blockchain are set to hit the mainstream by 2020 like never before. These so called ‘disruptive technologies’ have the ability to radically impact the business landscape, making tangible changes to the way we live and work.…

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Why contractors should use LinkedIn

Why contractors should use LinkedIn

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LinkedIn recently overhauled its desktop site to offer a streamlined experience complete with better search functions, more relevant results, and new feature that makes it easier for contractors to connect with recruiters. With a staggering 64% of candidates hired through a referral, LinkedIn channels the power and ease of online networking, providing its users with an optimal environment for referral-driven recruitment.…

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