Orange Genie News

Construction Recruitment

Construction recruitment has always been a challenging sector for a whole host of reasons, and the present climate is no exception. Four years on from the introduction of the Onshore Employment Intermediaries Legislation and with the UK less than ten months away from leaving the EU, what are the major challenges and how can one rise to meet them?

Contracting

When we ask our clients what they love about contracting, the top answer is control over when and where they work. This is supported by research conducted by LinkedIn, which suggests that work-life balance is more important than pay to some 58% of contractors.

Articles about the advantages of contracting often suggest you’ll be clocking out early every other afternoon and taking month-long holidays in between contracts.

Beat the tax man

A great many contractors leave their tax return to the last minute, and it’s easy to see why. When you’re running your own business, you have a lot to think about. In July, a task with a deadline in January will inevitably give way to more immediate concerns.

But what if sorting it ahead of time came with a range of built-in advantages, beyond the warm, slightly smug feeling that it’s out of the way and you don’t need to worry about it anymore?

FCSA Accreditation

As anyone working in the supply industry will know, it’s unlikely that we’ll ever see a trade union endorsing umbrella companies. Even though compliant umbrella companies employ and protect the rights of thousands of their members, politically it’s just not something they can do.

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:

Pages