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5 Valentine’s Day ideas to make your contract staff love their job

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to consider how to show your greatest asset, your team, just how much you care. We all know that contract staff who feel valued and appreciated are happier in their roles and that happy staff equal better performance. After all, staff who love working for you are far more likely to go above and beyond the call of duty for your company.

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Channel 4 “Dispatches” investigation into umbrella companies: our response

An episode of the Channel 4 documentary series “Dispatches” broadcast on Monday 19th January 2015 featured what was described as an investigation into umbrella companies. Unfortunately, the documentary did not show how the vast majority of compliant umbrella companies work for the benefit of many thousands of highly skilled workers across the UK – instead it showed how some companies can take advantage of complicated mechanisms to avoid certain parts of employment law and minimum wage legislation.

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Maternity Tips for Self-Employed Parents

There is an overwhelming sense of dread when the words ‘freelance’ and ‘maternity’ are thrown together. Freelancers have an instinct of avoiding any maternity leave, fearing that they will land in financial troubles – and rightly so.

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Holiday pay changes

A recent case with the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has resulted in success for workers. It was decided that overtime should be taken into account when calculating holiday pay. The finality of the decision is as yet unclear, but if the ruling sticks, then it will have serious financial implications for the companies affected.

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Contracting – A look back at 2014

With 2014 drawing to a close, One Click Group takes a look back on what this year has brought for the contracting and umbrella employment world.

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Technology threatens 1 in 3 UK jobs

A recent report conducted by Oxford University revealed that 35% jobs could be replaced by technology in the next twenty years. So could the world once envisaged by H.G Wells become a reality in the not-too distant future? Possibly…

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HMRC get serious

Clearly these new powers show a commitment by the Government to clamp down on tax avoiders, from individuals who deliberately use tax avoidance schemes to increase their personal income to large corporates who use loopholes in the UK tax law to increase their profits.

Top-level roles temp contracts’ benefits

While making use of contractors to fill those hard-to-find and senior roles come with its own long list of distinct advantages, it also opens the company up to a number of issues that are not present with full-time employees. So how can employers mitigate those potential risks?

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Contract pay at highest level in seven years

It’s good news for contractors. A recent report published showed that hourly rates for temporary staff is at the highest level in seven years. As the market returns to a pre-recession position, these new findings by KPMG and Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) signify both growth and success for the contractor market.

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The role of female contract labour in UK economy boom

“After five years of decline, the UK economy is back on the upswing. Employment is up, unemployment is down and GDP is improving. However, low paid women are being firmly shut out of the recovery.”

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