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Criminal Finances Act

Criminal Finances Act: 5 Steps Recruitment Agency Directors Should Take

It’s now just a matter of weeks until the Criminal Finances Act becomes law. The legislation, which comes into force on 30th September, creates a new corporate offence of ‘failure to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion.’
Recruiters manage risk

Using Umbrella companies – How Recruiters Can Manage Their Risk

As an independent recruiter, using an umbrella company to pay contractors is a great way of reducing costs and easing your admin burden, particularly if you are new to contractor recruitment or that side of your business is growing fast. A word of warning however – be careful which providers you engage with.
Text Message

Find the Top Recruits by Implementing Text Messaging to Your Recruitment Process

As a professional recruiter, how you connect to potential job candidates matters. In order to find the best talent in the field, you’ll need to implement a variety of ways to communicate for a relationship to develop. When you use text messaging to recruit, you will be able to communicate in a direct way without…

Is Your Business Safe From Ransomware?

If you’ve been reading the news in recent months, you will have likely heard about the notable cyber-attack that affected the NHS. The program, which infected an estimated 70,000 devices in the NHS is known as WannaCry.
Freelancer Income

6 Ways You Can Boost Your Income As A Freelancer

There are a number of things you need to consider when you’re working for yourself: How do I grow my business? How do I make my business stronger? How can I boost my profits? Read on below as we take a look at six ways you can grow your income as a contractor or freelancer.
tax avoidance

Spotlight On Tax Avoidance

Following a series of tax changes impacting the contractor market over the last couple of years we have started to see a re-emergence of tax avoidance schemes intended to increase contractor take home pay or take the pressure off recruiter margins.

How Putting On A Play Is Like Running A Business

In case you didn’t know already, I am heavily involved in amateur dramatics in my spare time. Earlier this year, my drama group performed Patrick Hamilton’s thriller “Rope”, and it occurred to me that directing is very like running a successful business.  (Except with amateur dramatics, nobody gets paid!)
candidate experience

Why is the “Candidate Experience” so important?

More than ever, we are hearing the two words ‘candidate experience' being chanted throughout the recruitment village that most of us live in. Buzz words and fads come and go, but this one puts a name to something that has always existed, whether it was paid any attention or not.

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