Contracting in Africa: the highs and (not so) lows

Thursday 29th March 2018

The continent of Africa truly is one of the wonders of the world that everyone should aim to experience in some form at least once in their lives. The sheer size of the continent means anyone visiting for work or pleasure will have the chance to experience a huge range of things, from widely diverse… [continue reading]

Top questions to ask a contractor management firm

Wednesday 28th March 2018

When looking for a partner for your international contractor management solutions there are a lot of questions you’ll have: what are the fees, what locations do they operate in and how will the relationship work, and so on? However, there are some key queries you will need to make beyond the generic questions in order… [continue reading]

A guide to contracting in Denmark 

Friday 23rd March 2018

In the latest of our country guides, we take a closer look at contracting in Denmark. As a high ranking location in the global World Happiness Index and listed as the place with the best work-life balance worldwide in the OECD Better Life report, there’s certainly a lot to love about the country. But what… [continue reading]

When it comes to contractor compliance, partners are what you need

Monday 19th March 2018

Last week we discussed why compliance is the priority for international contractor placement. But as most agencies operating in this field will likely know, choosing a supplier to outsource this function to is challenging. So how can you make this decision? The answer, in our view, is don’t. We simply don’t recommend that you hand… [continue reading]

Why compliance is the future

Friday 16th March 2018

In times of uncertainty it can be all too easy to fixate on one issue and ignore some of the often more important concerns. If we think of the world of international contractor placement, for example, most recruiters are likely to have Brexit high up on their priority list for the immediate future. However, this… [continue reading]

A guide to contracting in Finland

Monday 12th March 2018

Here at 6CATS International our team of experts have a global wealth of knowledge that contractors can hugely benefit from. And we don’t like them keeping this to themselves, so we want to share some of this information with you in a regular segment on our blog. For the first piece, we take a closer… [continue reading]

Combatting contractor compliance risks

Friday 9th March 2018

Ensuring complete contractor compliance when working on an international placement is a vital task for contractors and recruitment agencies alike. However, managing compliance risks isn’t easy, and it’s becoming more difficult as legislative changes are implemented across the globe. So where are the biggest risks at the moment? Contractor compliance risks growing As regular readers… [continue reading]

Contractor tips: How to check your solution is compliant

Tuesday 6th March 2018

Contractors willing and eager to operate across borders will have a huge range of opportunities at their hands. International assignments not only provide the chance to experience different cultures and travel the world, but also present wider professional development prospects. However, taking up an assignment in a different country isn’t as simple as accepting the… [continue reading]

Myths of the 183-day rule

Friday 2nd March 2018

The 183-day rule sounds relatively simple on paper. This internationally recognised tax concept means that workers and corporations operating in a foreign country for less than 183 days aren’t required to become residents and therefore do not pay tax in the host location. However, there’s much more to this concept than meets the eye. 183-day… [continue reading]