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Is the government finally overhauling its IT procurement problem?Barely a week goes by without a government IT disaster hitting the headlines...
Contractor employee backs lobbying campaignA long-serving Parasol contractor employee is supporting our efforts to change the Labour Party’s negative perception of umbrella...
City hiring spree good news for security expertsContractors who specialise in cyber security could benefit from a surge in hiring activity among investment banks, according to a new...
The UK’s construction sector is expected to create the most opportunities for senior business executives this year. A study by Interim Partners found that 34% of respondents believed the industry would hire the most interim managers. technology, media and telecommunications … Continue reading
The UK’s management consulting sector grew at its fastest rate for six years in 2013. Figures released by the Management Consultancies Association (MCA) revealed that the industry achieved an eight per cent surge to reach £4.8 billion, its strongest performance … Continue reading
Assignment rates for contractors and freelancers increased at their fastest rate for 89 months in May. A study by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG showed that contractors’ earning power grew at a speed last witnessed in December … Continue reading
Record-high confidence levels have led to a recruitment boom amongst the UK’s small and medium-sized manufacturers. The latest Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) Barometer revealed that over half of those questioned (54%) planned to take on more staff – an increase … Continue reading
A European court’s landmark ruling on commission and holiday pay could prove disastrous for recruitment firms. That’s the view of the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo), which has warned the decision could have a serious impact on agencies – … Continue reading