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Preparing for IR35: What Organisations can Learn from the Public Sector

The off-payroll rules (aka IR35) came into effect for the public sector in April 2017. Ever since that date, it’s been down to the client to determine whether their contractors or freelancers are working within the rules. If so, the fee payer (e.g. the body, agency or third-party) has to deduct tax...

The Benefits of Freelancer Platforms vs Outsourcing Agencies

Organisations have historically used outsourcing agencies to find temporary staff. However, that’s starting to change with the growth of the freelancer economy combined with technology-backed marketplaces. Businesses can now engage directly with outsourced talent using freelancer platforms like ...

How Do You Manage a Team You've Never Met? (And Probably Never Will)

With the trend towards remote working – even for full-time employees – businesses are being forced to think differently about their working practices. Research by Accenture, ‘Rethinking Mobility in the Workplace’ points out that in order to have a productive arrangement, managers should focus on...

7 Steps to a Successful Freelancer Management System Implementation

If you are seriously considering a Freelancer Management System (FMS), or have already got the green light internally to go ahead, you’ll want to prepare for the implementation and adoption phase. Most modern cloud-based systems are incredibly easy to use, and the provider will have teams to help...

Why Human Capital is the Responsibility of Every Department

From startup to large companies, freelancers are helping to kickstart projects, fill in skills gaps and assist in company growth. But the question is: who within the organisation should have responsibility for hiring them? And should it be on an ongoing basis or a reactionary one based on business...

Why HR Needs to Embrace a New System for Freelancers

Traditional HR departments are used to dealing with employees. The whole structure, strategy, processes and procedures are set up for this. In many cases, employees come into the office, typically 9-5pm, five days a week. There are benefit entitlements, appraisals, disciplinary and all manner of...

How Automation and AI will Change the Way Businesses Work with Talent

AI and automation technology is fast becoming embedded in forward thinking companies and is more advanced than ever before. Quite simply, technology is reshaping the way that we work, do business and play. And it’s also shaping how organisations utilise talent too. As consultancy firm PWC...

The Rise of the Agile Business and the Role of Freelancers

Changing technology, socio-economic and political forces alongside increasing global competition, both for market share and the best talent, means businesses have to be more responsive and nimble than ever before. This leads to one question that every organisation should be asking itself: is our...