Choosing between payroll umbrella companies

So, you understand what a payroll umbrella company is, you’ve made the decision to use an umbrella company but now you need to pick one of the many umbrellas in the market. It’s not an easy choice and it can get confusing if you don’t have much knowledge of the industry. That’s why…

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Understanding the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR)

What are the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR)?

The Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) is a vital piece of EU legislation which was implemented in October 2011. We are now three years down the line and the clarifications of the AWR has still left many hirers and agencies wondering what…

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Reasons Why Freelancing Is Great!

Freelancing is a great career that could provide you with a better and happier lifestyle, read on to find out how…

The first reason why being a freelancer could benefit you is that there is no commute, so you are able to work from the comfort of your own home and you can put the hours…

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Contracting with an umbrella company

Being a contractor is a lifestyle full of decisions such as where to get your new clients, how much to charge and how you should market yourself. Another important choice is whether or not to contract via an umbrella company.

Payroll umbrella companies can be very beneficial if you’re a…

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How can freelancers master productivity?

Being a freelancer working from home, it's important to put in place some methods that can ensure you are as productive as possible. Working from home may be your dream job, but without a routine it could become your nightmare…

To begin with, you should start with the right business…

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Making Freelancing Pay Off

In 2010, over 14% of the workforce in the EU fell into the category of ‘self-employed’. By 2020, forecasts predict that in the U.S, 40 percent of the workforce will be self-employed. With many people choosing to become a freelancer, it’s important to know how to make freelancing pay…

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The world’s toughest job

A recent prank by ad agency Mullen Boston in America saw a fake job advert launched, advertising for a Director of Operations. The advert reached 2.7 million people, yet only 24 applied for the world’s toughest job!

The company held webcam interviews, describing the arduous and difficult…

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Could you take on the super recruiters?

In recent years, job searching has been a tough task. Employers have cut their budgets and fewer firms are thinking about hiring due to economic uncertainty. With these times of austerity, a generation of ‘super recruiters’ have come through the ranks, helping employers be pickier than…

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What NOT to do in the freelancing industry

Freelancing is a great industry to work in, it’s flexible, there’s variety and sometimes you’ll earn more. But beware of the pitfalls! There are plenty of mistakes you can make as a freelancer, which can be dangerous when the stakes are high. It’s just as important to know what not…

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Are freelancers wired differently?

Are entrepreneurial freelancers and contractors wired differently to the rest of the population? It’s long been stated that entrepreneurs think in a different way to most, so some academics decided to put this to the test…

A team of neuroscientists and business-school academics from…

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