Orange Genie News

Many self-employed contractors work from home, it can be a very rewarding experience – after all, who wouldn’t love to work for themselves? However, it can also be a very lonely experience so it is important to look after your own wellbeing.

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About Advantage xPO

Advantage xPO are the workforce solutions division of Advantage Resourcing, who are one of the largest staffing firms in the world. They employ more than 150,000 contract professionals for more than 4,600 clients worldwide. 

Outsourcing

The management of contingent workers can be extremely demanding, especially when it isn’t the main focus of your business. For recruiters this is a familiar dilemma, as both the administrative burden and the risks on non-compliance increase.

Time and resources spent in administration and compliance activity are time and resources not spent placing candidates and earning fees. For example, your staff might find themselves:

Pension

All UK employers are required to provide a workplace pension scheme for their employees, and as your employer Orange Genie are no exception. We take our responsibilities as your employer very seriously indeed and accordingly, once you’ve been in our employment for three months you will be automatically enrolled on our workplace pension scheme.  

The legislation sets out minimum contributions for you as an employee and us as your employer, to ensure that every UK employee has the opportunity to save for retirement.

Onshore Employment Intermediaries Legislation

In 2014, the government reacted to perceived abuse of employment status rules in the construction industry by enacting the Onshore Employment Intermediaries Legislation. At the time the introduction of the new rules caused widespread fear and uncertainty. For example, we saw providers saying it was “impossible to prove a negative” so “all CIS workers must switch to umbrella employment”. This is clearly not the case, as we’ll explain below.

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