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4 Things you should know about IR35 and the Private sector

4 Things you should know about IR35 and the Private sector 960 540 nbempong

4 Things you should know about IR35 and the Private sector Now that plans to roll out IR35 to the private sector are well under way, you should look at what you need to do. When it rolled out to the public sector, contractors fled to the private sector. IR35 is being forced on the…

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Great Interview experience

5 Ways to Create a Great Interview Experience

5 Ways to Create a Great Interview Experience 960 540 nbempong

5 Ways to Create a Great Interview Experience  The market for employees is more competitive. Every contact you make with a candidate is an opportunity to make a good impression. It amazes me that most companies realise this and yet still revert to the old way of thinking. Do not focusing on the “why should I…

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3 things to consider when specialising

3 things to consider when specialising 960 540 nbempong

3 things to consider when specialising In life there is the tendency to try to do more to give yourself a greater chance of success. Conventional wisdom states that if you have more varied skills, more certifications, more exposure to different technologies you’ll increase your chances of landing that dream job. The reality doesn’t usually…

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Candidate assessing interviewers

Why interviews are a two-way street

Why interviews are a two-way street 960 684 nbempong

Why interviews are a two-way street?  A lot of candidates and employers forget that interviews are there to allow them to assess each other. It’s not a one-sided conversation. As a candidate is being assessed, they should be assessing the company that they’re interviewing with. They’ll be spending a large portion of their lives at work…

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Ways to be more appealing to IT professionals

5 ways to be more attractive to IT Professionals in London

5 ways to be more attractive to IT Professionals in London 960 685 nbempong

5 ways to be more attractive to IT Professionals IT professionals are a can be particular. They have their own way of doing things. The nature of IT also attracts people with certain personalities. This is a generalisation, but there are some things you can do to make yourself more attractive than the average company for…

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Effect of rising wages on IT Recruitment in London

The impact of rising wages on IT Recruitment in London

The impact of rising wages on IT Recruitment in London 900 668 nbempong

The impact of rising wages on IT Recruitment in London It has been widely reported wages are rising for UK workers (Link). It is safe to say London is matching, if not out-pacing the rest of the nation. There are several reasons for this, but the key result is that it is costing more to…

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Comfort vs growth

Working In-House vs MSP

Working In-House vs MSP 360 225 Kofi Darko

Which one is better for me? Whether you’re just starting your career, or a seasoned vet; there will be times when you need to consider which path to take. Some will say, IT is IT. There are some small but important differences between what you can expect from an In-House IT job and IT Service…

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3 ways to retain tech talent

3 ways to retain tech talent 960 685 Kofi Darko

Retaining IT talent is an important factor in determining whether a company’s IT strategy will succeed or fail. Every time you lose an IT professional you lose, not only their current skills, you also lose the experience they gained in your organisation. Experience is huge when it comes to productivity (think about the person knowing…

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Is IR35 coming to private sector?

Is IR35 coming to private sector? 960 685 Kofi Darko

Is HMRC going to unleash IR35 onto the private sector? The law, is meant to stop employees pretending to be contractors, in order to pay less tax. It’s not new, what has changed is now public sector organisations have to decide whether a contractor falls under IR35. This was something the contractor was responsible for…

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A.I. And What All The Fuss Is About

A.I. And What All The Fuss Is About 960 685 Kofi Darko

There has been a lot said about AI. Some people say it’s going to pave way for a golden era.  It’ll allow us to sit back and create art, music, great works of literature (probably just watch more game of thrones and daytime tv). Others think that we’ll soon be fighting a war of survival,…

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