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Interview don’ts for contractors

Interview don’ts for contractors

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While many of the normal rules apply to contractor interviews, there are also some fundamental differences. Interviews for contracting positions may be more directly focused on professional ability rather than personality or potential. This is because the client is looking for a solution to a specific problem rather than a long-term investment and few organsiations have the time to go through a multistage interview process.…

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IR35: The importance of cooperation between the contractor, the agency and the end client

IR35: The importance of cooperation between the contractor, the agency and the end client

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There has been considerable debate over the introduction of off-payroll working rules in the public sector, which are also set to apply to the private sector by 2020. The changes place the responsibility for determining whether IR35 applies to a contract with the government organisation that is paying the contractor.…

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The important relationship between contractors and hypergrowth companies

The important relationship between contractors and hypergrowth companies

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Over the past ten years a number of market conditions have come together to give rise to so-called ‘hypergrowths’– companies that are growing at an annual rate of 40% or more. Although many of these companies are based around new technologies such as AI and blockchain, hypergrowth exists across all sectors where companies are using market disruption to innovate new products, services and practices.…

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How will artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain affect the contracting sector?

How will artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain affect the contracting sector?

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Advances in cloud computing and software mean that new technologies such as AI and blockchain are set to hit the mainstream by 2020 like never before. These so called ‘disruptive technologies’ have the ability to radically impact the business landscape, making tangible changes to the way we live and work.…

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Why contractors should use LinkedIn

Why contractors should use LinkedIn

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LinkedIn recently overhauled its desktop site to offer a streamlined experience complete with better search functions, more relevant results, and new feature that makes it easier for contractors to connect with recruiters. With a staggering 64% of candidates hired through a referral, LinkedIn channels the power and ease of online networking, providing its users with an optimal environment for referral-driven recruitment.…

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Taking the plunge in 2019

Taking the plunge in 2019

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Although the contracting sector offers many rewards, the decision to leave the security and benefits of full-time employment isn’t one that should be made without careful consideration. While prospective contractors stand to gain greater flexibility and the chance to increase their take-home pay, contracting usually involves added responsibilities as well as a degree of risk that some people can find stressful.…

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How will Brexit affect contractors?

How will Brexit affect contractors?

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The UK is due to leave the EU on 29 March 2019 at 11 p.m. GMT time, but recent parliamentary debate shows that what happens next is anyone’s guess. While in theory Brexit appears to offer the UK a chance to self-govern in the name of the nation’s best interests, the deep and far-reaching implications of such a departure imply that, in reality, national interest can rarely be considered in isolation from the interests of those with whom that nation coexists and relies upon.…

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Spider power Vs Contractor power: Have you got what it takes?

Spider power Vs Contractor power: Have you got what it takes?

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With the immanent launch of ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ this December, here at Contracting Wise we’ve been thinking about the comic book hero and his unique powers. While it’s fair to say that contractors don’t need to walk up walls, you’ll need certain attributes if you’re going to survive and thrive in this fast paced sector.…

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