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How to create an efficient compliance programme

Monday 30th April 2018

When many recruiters think of compliance there’s a chance that they will use descriptions such as ‘complex’ or ‘time-consuming’ – particularly with the likes of the Criminal Finances Act 2017, IR35 and GDPR adding several more layers to required checks. However, while it can be a nightmare for anyone without experience to navigate, contractor compliance… [continue reading]

Contracting in Belgium: what you need to know

Friday 27th April 2018

In our latest contractor country guide, we home in on Belgium. While many tourists might visit the destination for its beer and chocolate, professional contractors will find a number of business delights to also entice them to the country. Innovative growth With the Deputy Prime Minister Kris Peeters claiming that Belgium is driven by innovation,… [continue reading]

Recruitment agencies and the Criminal Finances Act: Are you still at risk?

Monday 23rd April 2018

As regular readers of our blog will know, we’ve been increasingly concerned by the number of recruitment agencies still exposing themselves to risk as a result of the Criminal Finances Act 2017 (CFA). In fact, in our joint survey with Camino Partners, we discovered that almost half (43%) of firms are currently unaware of the… [continue reading]

Contractor compliance tips: The 80% take home pay that could land you in jail

Friday 20th April 2018

It’s perhaps common knowledge that contract work presents a number of fantastic opportunities for individuals looking to make the most of their expertise. Not only is it a great way to develop and grow professionally due to the varied nature of work available, but it also allows you to experience new countries and cultures. However,… [continue reading]

Placing contractors in Africa: Why agencies shouldn’t exclude this vast continent

Monday 16th April 2018

It is perhaps fair to say that many agencies involved in international contractor placement will automatically consider glamorous destinations such as Switzerland or Dubai. However, when it comes to investment, Africa has a lot that recruiters can benefit from. To begin with, the sheer size of the continent means there’s often a plethora of opportunities… [continue reading]

Contractor compliance is a top-down issue: get your recruiters up-to-speed

Friday 13th April 2018

Owners of agencies that specialise in international contractor placement will undoubtedly know that compliance is crucial. And as we’ve stressed on our blogs in recent months, authorities worldwide are introducing new legislation and penalties in order to clampdown on wrong-doers. However, for your recruiters, the pressure to secure that placement mixed with the temptation to… [continue reading]

A guide to contracting in Germany

Wednesday 11th April 2018

For the next installation in our worldwide guide, we visit Germany.  The country has a lot to offer, with 16 national parks for hiking enthusiasts and an impressive food and drink market for culinary lovers. And for professionals thinking of contracting in Germany, current signs are all pointing towards positivity with growth forecasts reaching 2.6… [continue reading]

Misuse of A1 forms: what recruiters need to know

Friday 6th April 2018

Earlier this month we discussed some of the key compliance concerns that recruiters are facing when it comes to international contractor placement. In this we touched on the misuse of A1 forms. This week we delve deeper into this issue and outline why agencies need to avoid any association with preferential social security schemes. Misuse… [continue reading]

A guide to contracting in the UAE

Tuesday 3rd April 2018

For the latest in our country guide series, we visit the land of skyscrapers, white beaches and palm shaped islands. We are, of course, talking about the UAE. The picturesque landscape makes the nation a hugely desirable holiday destination. But there’s more to this federation of islands than just tourism. Construction, healthcare and tech While… [continue reading]