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The open workforce: contractors take centre stageContractors are set to play an integral role as businesses look to streamline their operations, according to a new study...
Recruiters unite to defend agency social workersThe recruitment sector has leapt to the defence of agency-sourced social workers in the wake of a damning report...
IT recruiters in rude health as contractor market flourishesStaffing firms specialising in IT and telecoms recruitment are becoming increasingly reliant on the contractor market, according to new...
A total of 25 UK-based recruitment firms are known to have breached pensions auto-enrolment rules since the legislation came into force. Data we have obtained under the Freedom of Information Act reveals that, between 1st October 2012 and 30th April … Continue reading
Contractors working in aerospace and high-end manufacturing could see demand for their services soar, following the announcement of a multi-million pound investment. Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg is announcing today that the government will pledge £154 million in research projects, … Continue reading
With the peak holiday season upon us, millions of Brits are escaping the workplace and either visiting their favourite UK destination or jetting off for a week or two of sun, sea and sangria. The ability to take a break … Continue reading
For the vast majority of contractors, breaking free from the shackles of traditional employment has been the best thing they have ever done. However, the process of doing so is often extremely daunting for some people, meaning they put it … Continue reading
Skilled data scientists are so rare that they have been likened to unicorns in a recent study, something that will be good news to contractors ready to step into the breach. A report by innovation charity Nesta found that four … Continue reading