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5 Staffing Trends From CWS Europe 2016


I was lucky enough to attend Staffing Industry Analyst’s Contingent Workers Summit Europe earlier this month. This is a must-attend event for those responsible for or investigating ...
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Tech Cities Gain Ground in Battle for IT Talent


Last year saw the battle for IT hires intensify as several of the UK’s Tech Cities narrowed the gap against London’s dominance. This was the major finding from our latest Tech ...
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European employment law – Vive la difference?


Across Europe, there is often a perception that all laws are roughly equal and all countries follow them similarly. However, even within the European Union (EU), there is a whole range ...
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Zeroing In After the UK Elections


Having listened to the pomp and ceremony of the recent opening of Parliament from our offices in Westminster, I was again reminded of the UK’s recent general election results. ...
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Managing the Oil and Gas Workforce for Long-term Growth


Oil and gas recruitment has traditionally been a case of ‘square pegs for square holes,’ but as the industry adjusts to low oil prices, the importance of a sustainable resourcing ...
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New UK Parental Leave Rules and Temporary Workers


The entitlement to parental leave was introduced in the United Kingdom 1999 and provides birth and adoptive parents – and anyone else with parental responsibility – with ...
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Where the Staffing Industry Tech Is Heading


One thing the staffing industry has a lot of is data. The problem today is it’s mostly unstructured; CVs sit on redundant legacy databases, interview notes and feedback tends to be ...
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Has Your Contractor Created A Permanent Establishment With Their Limited Company?


In the cross border contingent workforce arena it is not uncommon for a worker to be engaged on a project through their Personal Services Company (PSC), also known as their limited ...
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Is Eastern Europe Really the New Frontier?


Companies are realizing they can fill wide gaps in their workforce strategy – and that their managers can be back in London or Amsterdam in time for dinner – by growing their teams ...
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Paying Social Security Contributions While Contracting Abroad?


Last month, I wrote about the 183-day rule, a big tax myth and that it’s definitely not a synonym of tax-free income. However, I did not have enough time to fully explain the link ...
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