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Energy interims shine brightly as pay rates soar

Interim professionals working in the UK energy sector are glowing after being crowned the highest paid in their field. The latest survey by recruiter Russam GMS reveals that temporary managers on assignment with energy companies can command an average daily … Continue reading

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Mortgage advice in, PPI out for finance contractors

Financial services contractors are increasingly branching into other fields as a way to differentiate themselves from an ever-growing talent pool. Research from recruitment firm Grovelands suggests that the decline in the number of cases connected to the mis-selling of payment … Continue reading

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Can contractors capitalise on digital disruption?

UK businesses are struggling to cope with the fast pace of technological change, with many lacking the skills they need to get ahead. Recruitment firm Harvey Nash has revealed that large firms in particular are finding it tough in the … Continue reading

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Illegal working: target employers, not migrants

The prime minister’s plans to seize the wages of illegal workers risks targeting the very people the government should be protecting. David Cameron is expected to announce today his intention to treat migrants’ pay packets as proceeds of crime, and … Continue reading

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City hiring holds firm despite election worries

Fears of a slowdown in City hiring activity proved unfounded as financial firms shook off their election jitters to further increase headcount. The latest Morgan McKinley London Employment Monitor reveals that the number of professional opportunities in the Square Mile … Continue reading

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