January’s already halfway through and it seems like the UK recruitment industry is well and truly motoring following the traditional Christmas and New Year slowdown. Turkey and tinsel seem like a lifetime ago and workers are nicely settled back into the daily routine – or are they? Here’s a brief rundown of some important stories: … Continued
It may be the first working week of a new year, but there’s still been plenty going on in the UK’s recruitment industry. Here’s a quick rundown of a few important stories: Temp placements trump permanent as ‘gig economy’ grows The latest data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has found that the … Continued
Parasol founder and chief executive Rob Crossland has hailed the general election result as a positive outcome for the UK’s contractor workforce and staffing industry. Rob, who also heads up our sister firm ClearSky Contractor Accounting, welcomed the prospect of a Conservative majority government. He said: “While no party has a monopoly on wisdom when … Continued
Voting is underway for the ContractorUK Reader Awards 2016. We’d love it if you voted Parasol for ‘Best Umbrella Company’.
Gone are the days where everyone used the same old boring, “See One = See Them All” CV template. Professionals, particularly contractors with enterprising skill sets, are now coming up with new, creative ways to sell themselves, from buying their own billboard to standing in train stations with a sign. Though it’s fine to use … Continued
A quick look at the first #YoCoAwards, a short Q&A with winner Lauren Farmer, and testimonials from the UK’s top millennial contractors As we wrap up the first ever Parasol Young Contractor Awards, we felt it was important to remember that the competition originated from the growing attractiveness of the WorkStyle (our phrase for work-life balance) … Continued