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How Generation Y Use Facebook for Professional Networking [INFOGRAPHIC]

How Generation Y Use Facebook for Professional Networking [INFOGRAPHIC] | Contractor News | Scoop.it
A new study shows us that Generation Y members on Facebook have on average 16 colleagues as friends.
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How Generation Y are connecting work and facebook.

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UK – Temporary employment outlook optimistic

UK – Temporary employment outlook optimistic | Contractor News | Scoop.it
The total UK workforce grew to 29.84 million people between May and July 2013, up 80,000 from February to April 2013, and up 275,000 from a year earlier.
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The outlook is looking good...

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Why Contractors do not trust Recruiters

It looks like contractors are getting wise to the dirty tricks played on them by Agents. However, most have had to learn the hard way
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Is this a fair reflection on recruiters??

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Gabelle Tax Analysis: Beware HMRC requests for information | AccountingWEB

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Speak to SmartPay Accounting about help with dealing with HMRC

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The Recruitment & Employment Confederation - REC/KPMG Report on Jobs: Temp billings rise at strongest rate in over 15 years

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG Report on Jobs – published today – provides the most comprehensive guide to the UK labour market.
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Fastest rise in contract jobs in 15 years

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10 Ways to Build a Better Relationship with a Recruitment Consultant | Signet Resources

10 Ways to Build a Better Relationship with a Recruitment Consultant | Signet Resources | Contractor News | Scoop.it
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A good relationship with your agency consultant is key. Here are some tips that will help

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10 Ways to Build a Better Relationship with a Recruitment Consultant

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Who are the real winners and losers in zero-hours contracts Ask Networkers International?

Who are the real winners and losers in zero-hours contracts Ask Networkers International? | Contractor News | Scoop.it
Who are the real winners and losers in zero-hours contracts Ask Networkers International?

Unless you’ve been walking around with your fingers in your ears, you will definitely have heard
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Pro's and con's of zero hour contracts

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Lawspeed News | News > Contract maintenance – protection against risk

Lawspeed News | News > Contract maintenance – protection against risk | Contractor News | Scoop.it
Updated contracts to protect you against emerging commercial risks...
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Updated contract from Lawspeed for Agencies

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HMRC: Contractors invited for tax return catch up

HMRC: Contractors invited for tax return catch up | Contractor News | Scoop.it
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) are offering you a quick and straight forward way to bring your tax affairs up to date.
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Tax Return Catch up with HMRC..

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APSCo wins opt-out for conduct regulations replacement

APSCo wins opt-out for conduct regulations replacement | Contractor News | Scoop.it
APSCo wins opt-out for conduct regulations replacement

Following months of lobbing the Government’s Department of Business Innovation & Skills (BIS) on the consultation on reforming the r
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Contractor Mortgage | Not ALL mortgage lenders punish the Self Employed | Article

Contractor Mortgage | Not ALL mortgage lenders punish the Self Employed | Article | Contractor News | Scoop.it
Recent news from a leading UK business newspaper suggesting that contractors face the toughest mortgage conditions since the credit crunch is not true writes John Yerou of specialist mortgage brokers Freelancer Financials.
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Recruitment in the UK Oil and Gas Industry

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Recruitment in the UK Oil and Gas Industry

It’s well known that during the next decade the oil and gas industry faces a ‘great crew change’. About 50 percent of skilled engine
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Ditch the pitch if you want quality referrals | Business Networking

Ditch the pitch if you want quality referrals | Business Networking | Contractor News | Scoop.it
There is a time and place for everything and pitching is an important part of the sales process.
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So true

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Jobseekers visit job boards before other methods

Jobseekers visit job boards before other methods | Contractor News | Scoop.it
In a recent survey by TipTopJob, it was found that most jobseekers would visit a "job board" in the first instance when looking for a new job.

The survey asked 847 jobseekers where th
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Job boards still popular

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How to Spot a Recruiter worth Working With

How to Spot a Recruiter worth Working With | Contractor News | Scoop.it
There is a large, growing population that views recruiting as a useless profession. They find recruiters to be greedy, selfish and more concerned with their co…
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To balance the previous article, here is an idea on how to spot a recruiter worth dealing with

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Cable announces plans to boost fairness for workers

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Cable announces plans to boost fairness for workers

The Business Secretary Vince Cable has announced a package of measures to inject more fairness into the workforce and in wages for British wo
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Would this actually be fairness for workers?

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30 Brilliant Networking Conversation Starters | The Daily Muse

30 Brilliant Networking Conversation Starters | The Daily Muse | Contractor News | Scoop.it
Striking up conversation with people you don't know becomes instantly easier with a few go-to icebreakers. Try one of these at your next event.
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Communicate, and responsibly | Freelancing Matters

Communicate, and responsibly | Freelancing Matters | Contractor News | Scoop.it
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Communicate and Responsibly - How to ensure social media is effective for you as a freelancer

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91% Of Built Environment Professionals Would Move Abroad For Work

91% Of Built Environment Professionals Would Move Abroad For Work | Contractor News | Scoop.it
91% Of Built Environment Professionals Would Move Abroad For Work

· Dubai and Abu Dhabi are believed to hold the most opportunities

· One in two would move abroad
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Professionals moving abroad

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The Place For Rising Wages

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The Place For Rising Wages

A report released today reveals that wages for recruits in the renewables energy sector are increasing at a faster rate than any other energy sector.

The quarter
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Rise in rates of pay in the renewables energy sector

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HMRC Advises On Remittances

HMRC Advises On Remittances | Contractor News | Scoop.it
Tax-News.com delivers news headlines and features on international tax, law, politics, economics and trade.
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Top 6 tips to making the most of job board advertising

Top 6 tips to making the most of job board advertising | Contractor News | Scoop.it
Great advice to guarantee cost-effective hires Getting your online job advertising right will ensure you maximise your ROI and end up with the hire you want.  Smashing.  Here, job board owner and f...
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Simple ideas to get the best deals

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HMRC Offers Self-Assessment Settlement Opportunity

HMRC Offers Self-Assessment Settlement Opportunity | Contractor News | Scoop.it
Tax-News.com delivers news headlines and features on international tax, law, politics, economics and trade.
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Nelson Mandela’s Legend: 7 Leadership Lessons

Nelson Mandela’s Legend: 7 Leadership Lessons | Contractor News | Scoop.it
We’re all aware that Nelson Mandela is critically ill in hospital and close to his passing. It seems a shame we always wait until the inspirational icons are no longer with us, before we start
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A fantastic piece that we can all learn from

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The Internet Then and Now [Infographic] - SocialTimes

The Internet Then and Now [Infographic] - SocialTimes | Contractor News | Scoop.it
The internet is older than most people realize. This infographic traces the history of the internet as it spread from the military and academia to the rest of the world.
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