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  • Off Payroll Working: A positive outlook

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    Charlie Cox, Commercial Manager for the SThree group of companies, provides his latest insight into Off Payroll Working within the Private Sector... UK business, including both end-hirers and contractors, are starting to take notice when it comes to the Off Payroll Working rules being implemented into the Private Sector in a few months’ time which is great to see. Following ...

  • Overview of Draft Legislation

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    Charlie Cox, Commercial Manager for the SThree group of companies, provides an overview of the latest draft legislation. We have now reviewed the draft legislation for the reform to Off Payroll rules in the Private Sector from April 2020 which was released today. As expected, they seem to be very close to the proposed points in the consultation document with very few changes...

  • IR35 changes - “doing nothing is not an option”

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    From April 2020, all UK companies with more than 50 employees and more than £10.2 million annual turnover, will be required to make an IR35 status determination on any contractor providing services to their business. This change will see the rules, that were implemented into the Public Sector in 2017, extended into the Private Sector to address the issue of non-compliance fr...

  • Why Change Managers are increasingly important?

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    Over the past three years, the demand for Change Managers across Australia has been steadily on the rise. In today’s technology-led world, being able to adapt to constant change is what makes any business sustainable in the long-term. Whilst change can come about from a change in leadership or organisational structure, the most common catalyst for change has been the advent ...

  • IR35 reform: Two years on in the Public Sector

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    We are over two years on from the IR35 reform in the Public Sector. It was a major change and it affected a large number of organisations but should we still be seeing businesses who haven’t fully grasped what it means, and the impact on them if they get it wrong? The reality is that some organisations are listening to incorrect advice, which puts them in a situation where i...

  • How is Australia advocating for gender equality in the workplace?

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    Women are currently under-represented in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) industry and the inclusion of women in STEM has today become more relevant than ever. For Australia to fully engage in the opportunities that come along with advances in technology, gender inequity needs to be balanced out so the Australian workforce can be optimised. Researc...

  • 5 Tips for an Engineer’s First Day of Work

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    ​An engineer's first day of work can be intimidating. It’s not uncommon to feel a bit of anxiety about not knowing what to expect. Even after prepping for your first 90 days, you’re still stressed about making a great first impression. To help alleviate some of the worry, here are a few tips for an engineer’s first day of work. Wear your favorite outfit For your first day, y...

  • How to retain an employee?

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    A study conducted by Employee Benefits News stated that the average cost of losing an employee amounts to 33% of their annual salary. This means that as an employer, you don’t only lose talent or time – but also valuable funding that you could have allocated to other investment projects or resources. According to LinkedIn, the issue of employee retention is predominantly due...

  • HackJam Workshop event on Docker (Brussels)

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    We are happy to announce that Progressive Recruitment will be hosting the next HackJam session. The event will take place on Wednesday 17th of July in our Brussels office. What is a HackJam? A HackJam is an evening full of learning. It’s a free event, in which we welcome all developers from a city to join us after work for a fun & challenging evening of coding. We usually st...

  • Infographic: 10 useful tips for your first 90 days of a new job

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    The first few months of a new job are undoubtedly a crucial time. It is during this time that may ultimately make or break you. As the newbie in the company, it's important that you learn the company's culture, introduce yourself to people, and find out what's expected of you. Check out our infographic showing 10 useful tips for your first 90 days of a new job. And remember,...