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Impacts of IR35 On The UK Market | State of the Industry 2021

While the industry has since begun to adapt to the new status quo, Spencer Cricks spoke earlier this summer to the initial impacts that IR35 had on contract staffing in the UK, and how the Planet Pharma team worked actively with candidates and clients to help them remain agile in a changing environment: Our goal…

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Supporting Working Parents During COVID and Beyond

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, people around the globe felt the repercussions in all aspects of their lives. Between social distancing, isolation, and mask-wearing, everyone was thrown into a new and uncertain reality.  One group of people that found themselves in an especially difficult position was working parents. As schools closed, parents were forced to…

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Tips to Make Reference Checking Valuable

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Many hiring managers feel reference checking is a waste of time and just another box to check during the hiring process. After all, no one would provide a reference if the person wasn’t guaranteed to say good things about them, right? As recruiters, we have a different opinion and experience has shown that references tend…

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How the New IR35 Law Affects You

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On 6th April 2021 revised rules governing off-payroll workers go into effect in the UK for the private sector under the new IR35 law. What does this mean for you, as a contractor, recruitment business or organisation engaging off-payroll workers? Let’s provide some key definitions first and then we’ll cover the why, what and how…

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Hiring Challenges in a Recession

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A sluggish economy makes many employees’ jobs tougher, as they are forced to take on more work with fewer resources. There is a misconception, however, that as the job market slows internal recruiters’ and hiring managers’ jobs get easier. After all, there aren’t as many positions to fill and there’s an influx of talent in…

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Tips for Writing a Stand-Out Job Description

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No matter the market conditions, it is always critical to catch the attention of top talent and writing a good job description is an important step in the hiring process. While a fascinating and unique write-up can attract potential candidates, a lackluster job description can make them pass right over your opportunity, even if the…

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