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Umbrella Company

As a leading UK umbrella company, Orange Genie believe we have a responsibility to look after our contractors. You can see this in some of the services we’ve included in our contractor benefits and rewards platform, Orange Genie Edge. But while we spend a lot of time talking about what those services do, we haven’t paid so much attention to what they mean to the people using them. In this article we’ll examine the impact of two of our most important services, Personal Doctor, and Support and Counselling.


When we ask recruiters what their biggest challenge is, attracting and retaining high quality contractors is always at the top of the list. It’s a challenge that’s getting more difficult all the time, particularly in sectors where key skills are in short supply, and contractor engagement could be the answer.

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Mental Health

According to mental health charity Mind, poor mental health is now the number one reason for staff absence from UK workplaces. Surprising as that is, there’s more. Here are some other statistics from Mind’s research:

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Umbrella Company

One of the most common areas of confusion for umbrella company contractors is employment status. It’s easy to understand why, when so many in the industry also seem to be confused. If you’re working for an umbrella company, you can be forgiven for assuming you’re self-employed, or that you have some mysterious and complex “other” status.  

Umbrella company

The search for a trustworthy umbrella company can be a real headache for you as a recruiter, and for your supply teachers. You rely on our expertise, much as your schools rely on yours, so it can be a disaster if you find that you’ve trusted the wrong company. That’s why we go to such great lengths to prove ourselves as trustworthy experts. For example, we recently passed our annual FCSA audit, which involves a thorough examination of our practices, processes and systems by auditors from global accountancy firm Ernst and Young.