Umbrella Company Checklist
With so many Umbrella Companies out there, finding and ultimately choosing which Umbrella Company is right for your agency to partner with can be a tough task. Here are a few pointers to help make that decision a little easier.
1. Word of mouth
No amount of advertising or marketing can ever deliver more credibility than word of mouth. The PR industry makes millions each year creating a ‘buzz’ around their clients and getting people to talk about their products and services.
So speak with the very contractors you work with and ask them to feed back their experiences of working with different Umbrella Companies – who are they talking about, what are they saying and most importantly who do they recommend?
Having this third-party endorsement and recommendations about a certain Umbrella Company can help make your decision-making process all the more easy.
2. Check the support available to you
Regardless of whether you are using an Umbrella Company for the first time or looking to change your current provider, you need to be sure that you have partner who can provide you with all the support you need.
With the UK’s employment legislation one of the most complex in Europe, it is important that you are confident in the Umbrella Company’s understanding of how the latest rules and regulations may affect your business – not just in the here and now, but also having the insight to enable you to anticipate any future changes to the law and how these may potentially impact on your business.
The world of Umbrellas is a quagmire. Much has been written about the way in which a small minority of Umbrella Companies operate which sadly, has cast a shadow over the great work that the majority of us actually do. Key to establishing this trust in the Umbrella Company you choose is transparency. Do they explain all processes in fine detail? Are they compliant?
Do they provide the correct Contracts of Employment? Can they demonstrate a proven track record of how they have helped other recruiters (and their employees)? Are they straight-talking and straight forward in the way they explain how they do business without attempting to confuse or mislead you?
There are a number of Umbrella Companies, including One Click Umbrella, who can provide you with a great service that will save you time and enable you to focus on growing your business. Ultimately the one you choose to entrust will be the one who has your best interests at heart and is as committed to your business as you are.