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In the spotlight - November 2016

Friday 25th November, 2016
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This month we are introducing a member of our Sales Team, Hannah Mollison. This is a chance to let you get to know who you are working with a little more closely…

Engaging with illegal workers – ignorance is no longer bliss

Friday 25th November, 2016
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When a worker is working through an Umbrella Company or through their own Limited Company the lines of responsibility for Right to Work Checks and Identity Checks can be blurred. So how do you know what are your responsibilities are and what ours are?

The benefits of our umbrella service just keeps growing

Thursday 24th November, 2016
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Our employee rewards scheme provides contractors with discounts to thousands of high street brands and well known restaurant chains.

Don’t fall victim to online banking fraud! Here are our top tips…

Thursday 24th November, 2016
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Online banking fraud is at an all-time high and there have been more examples in the news this week. There are some really basic steps everyone can take to prevent this from happening to them.

Bah humbug! Don’t let the taxman ruin your Christmas celebrations

Thursday 24th November, 2016
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As 2016 draws to a close and plans for Christmas begin to be made, your contractors may want to consider setting aside a little time to deal with HMRC, who can turn into the Christmas Grinch if they let them!

The big picture - November 2016

Thursday 24th November, 2016
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In this month's newsletter we take a closer look at what the IR35 in the public sector outcome means for agencies and limited company contractors operating within the public sector.

Dividend tax planning for PSCs

Thursday 29th September, 2016
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Posted by Arif Patel
As you will recall HMRC radically changed the tax rates around dividend income for the 2016/17 tax year. Being six months into the new world, now is the time for your contractors to speak with their accountancy service provider to ensure that they have fully considered all of their tax planning options.

Did you know that HMRC now have Online Personal Tax Accounts (PTA)?

Thursday 29th September, 2016
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Posted by Remy Van De Perre
Did you know that HMRC now have Online Personal Tax Accounts (PTA)? There are over 3 million customers using their PTA, which allows individuals to view what income and tax contributions HMRC currently have on record.

Consultants, build leads via LinkedIn - Infographic

Wednesday 14th October, 2015
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LinkedIn gives you the ability to network with industry professionals and showcase your skills set, but more than that it gives you, as consultants, the ability to generate profitable leads. Our infographic outlines key features that LinkedIn offers which can help you boost your lead generation.

7 reasons why LinkedIn will be a top tool for recruiters in the future - Infographic

Thursday 1st October, 2015
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Although LinkedIn isn't perfect, there is no doubt that it is fast becoming the number one go to database for recruiters. Here are the top 7 reasons why LinkedIn looks set to become the number one tool for recruiters.

Off-payroll working in the Public Sector: Reform of the Intermediaries Legislation

Thursday 29th September, 2016
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What does the Intermediaries Legislation mean for recruitment agencies working in the public sector?

National minimum wage – What does the increase mean for you?

Thursday 29th September, 2016
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Posted by Tony Hodkinson
As everyone will be aware the National living wage came into effect this April for those over the age of 25 and is not due for another increase until April 2017. However, the national minimum wage for those under 25 is due to increase on the 1st October 2016. We’ve highlighted the new rates.

In the spotlight - September 2016

Thursday 29th September, 2016
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This month we are introducing a member of Sales Team, Alan Starr.

4 reasons why Facebook is essential for recruiters - Infographic

Friday 14th August, 2015
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Facebook Ad's allow you to create jobs adverts for a highly targeted audience. Our infographic below outlines 4 reasons why Facebook Ads can be a great tool for recruiters.

Don’t forget all of the benefits that umbrella still has to offer

Wednesday 27th July, 2016
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We look at how an umbrella service is the simplest solution for many contractors and all the benefits that come alongside it.

IR35 and the public sector

Wednesday 27th July, 2016
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In May 2016, HMRC launched a consultation to consider the use and application of IR35 in the public sector.

Contractor Insights Survey - How effective are recruiters in matching contractor’s skills to their roles?

Friday 5th June, 2015
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As mentioned earlier, three-quarters of contractors opt to go through recruitment agencies when seeking their next contract, however in light of the growing skills shortage concern which is having an impact on many of the UK's industries, how effective is this channel?

PayStream develops new back office on-boarding software

Friday 27th May, 2016
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Our cloud-based software, the on-boarding journey follows a simple and visual workflow. It's truly flexible: documents can be uploaded by the contractor from a mobile device, or by the agency, or you can outsource the whole process to PayStream.

Contractor Insights Survey - Who are the UK's typical contractors?

Friday 24th April, 2015
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When the word 'contractor' comes to mind, individuals immediately refer to the typical stereotype of a middle-aged man in paint-splattered jeans, wearing a hard hat. This typecast may be true in some instances, but is definitely not the norm.

PayStream's 2014 Agency Survey results

Wednesday 22nd April, 2015
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Listening to our agencies and striving to continually improve our offering is central to our approach, and we are delighted that this has been recognised by Agencies across the UK.

Contractor Insights Survey - How highly do contractors regard recruitment agencies?

Tuesday 31st March, 2015
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PayStream's latest Contractor Insights Survey highlights how highly contractors regard the recruitment agencies they use.

Contractor Insights Survey - Is loyalty prevalent amongst UK’s temporary workers?

Tuesday 3rd March, 2015
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Our latest contractor insights survey,highlighted that contractors based in the UK honour the contracts they accept, seldom leaving early.

HR recruitment outsourcing activity highlighted

Monday 16th February, 2015
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Businesses continue to rely on recruitment outsourcing to fill the employment gaps within their company, new research has suggested.

Why are a growing number of IT specialists opting to work on a contract basis?

Monday 5th January, 2015
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Contracting is becoming increasingly popular in the IT industry, but what are the sector changes that may have influenced this shift?

How could the skills shortage be prevented?

Friday 28th November, 2014
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A new report has highlighted a significant skills shortage in the UK's infrastructure industry, but could highly qualified contractors be set to benefit?

New £10m fund launched to help UK businesses plug engineering skills gap

Monday 24th November, 2014
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The government is to unlock £10 million of new funding in a bid to help UK employers solve a growing skills crisis.

Northern financial services jobs on the up

Thursday 20th November, 2014
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Financial services employers are increasingly leaving London and setting up bases in the north of England, creating thousands of new jobs in the process.

4 reasons why Facebook is essential for recruiters

Tuesday 28th October, 2014
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As a recruitment consultant, you will always be on the hunt to seek new methods that help source candidates. Here we outline 5 reasons why Facebook Ads can be an ideal tool for recruiters.

Is the UK prepared for the increase in engineering vacancies?

Friday 17th October, 2014
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How prepared is the UK's workforce for the increase in advertised engineering vacancies?

What is behind the record fall in youth unemployment?

Tuesday 14th October, 2014
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A record fall in youth unemployment was recorded by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) during August 2014, but what exactly was behind this dramatic decrease?

Does a person's background matter when it comes to being successful at work?

Tuesday 23rd September, 2014
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With so many conflicting arguments for the importance of a person's background when it comes to applying for a job, does it actually matter?

Demand for unique skills has created ‘Super Contractors’

Monday 4th August, 2014
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The specialist skills that super-contractors can provide make them a valuable asset for any company able to tempt them with very high rewards...

7 reasons why LinkedIn will be a top tool for recruiters in the future

Wednesday 11th June, 2014
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Although LinkedIn isn’t perfect, there is no doubt that it is fast becoming the number one go to database for recruiters. Here are the top 7 reasons why LinkedIn looks set to become the number one tool for recruiters...

What’s new with PayStream May 2014

Wednesday 28th May, 2014
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We have seen a marked increase in contractor numbers over the last 12 months and the growth is set to continue. We believe the attraction of freelancing to the younger generation (who want more autonomy, holidays etc.) will drive contractor numbers further in the future.

PayStream’s Opinion – HMRC Guidance for Onshore Employment Intermediaries

Wednesday 28th May, 2014
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Recently published guidance and information for agencies, contractors and other interested parties which notes HMRC’s interpretation of the new Onshore Employment Intermediaries legislation which came into effect on 6 April 2014.

In the spotlight - May 2014

Wednesday 28th May, 2014
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This month we are introducing Chris Fahey, one of our Client Relationship Managers, looking after the Scottish and Northern Irish regions of the UK. This is a chance to let you get to know who you are working with a little more closely.

Build leads via LinkedIn

Friday 14th March, 2014
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Taking advantage of a few of these key features that LinkedIn offers, can help you boost your lead generate and build your network much more effectively. Here are PayStream's top tips...

How to use Google Plus to boost your business search rankings

Thursday 6th March, 2014
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Google+ is another increasingly popular social media channel that can also be a key tool in boosting your search ranking level. Here are some top tips on how to use Google+ to your advantage.

Our 2013 Agency Satisfaction Survey

Tuesday 25th February, 2014
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Here at PayStream, we take great pride in delivering a great service to our consultants, which is why we received outstanding results from our 2013 Agency Satisfaction Survey.

How to use visual tools to humanise your brand via social media

Thursday 27th February, 2014
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Incorporating visual elements to your social media channels effectively, can build up your brand and create more engagement with your visitors. Here are PayStream's tops tips to using visual cues within social media.

5 tips to synch real time events with Twitter

Wednesday 26th February, 2014
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Identifying the peaks times to schedule Twitter posts, so that they reach your maximum audience can be a tricky task. Here are some of PayStream’s top tips on how to reach your audience more effectively...

Mobile integration becoming essential for recruiters in 2014

Tuesday 18th February, 2014
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With the unprecedented rise in social media, there is no doubt that technology has already played a huge role for recruiters with, according to the oilandgaspeople.com, a substantial 63% of employers perceiving social media to be the most effective channel when sourcing potential candidates.

The big bad world of Social Media, but which one is best for your business?

Tuesday 11th February, 2014
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Choosing the right social media channels for your business can be an intimidating and daunting prospect, especially with many of them being quite time-consuming to manage and maintain...

January In the spotlight

Tuesday 28th January, 2014
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This month we are introducing Chris Steward from our Client Relationship Manager team. This is a chance to let you get to know who you are working with a little more closely.

Agency Survey Results

Tuesday 28th January, 2014
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Listening to our agencies and striving to continually improve our offering is central to our approach, and we are delighted that this has been recognised by Agencies across the UK. Our excellent agency survey results are a testament to this...

PayStream’s outsourcing agency back office processes

Tuesday 28th January, 2014
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Posted by Jayne Stirrup
PayStream are proud to announce the launch of an outsourced back office solution for the recruitment sector. In order to deliver a truly exceptional service, we are now offering a full range of recruitment back-office services.

Unemployment rate falls to 7.1% in the UK

Wednesday 29th January, 2014
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As the UK continues on the steady road to recovery the UK sees jobless rates unexpectedly fall to 7.1%, which is a bigger drop than economists forecast. In the upcoming three months to November 2013 unemployment rates fell from 7.4% to 7.1% with many only forecasting to see a modest fall to 7.3% at most.

The positive outlook for IT contractors and recruiters continues to grow

Wednesday 22nd January, 2014
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Over 81% of UK IT professionals claim that their IT budgets are set to increase or remain at a steady pace over the course of 2014. This increase could set UK well on the way to overtaking Germany’s growth in the IT industry.

Graduate recruitment set to soar

Tuesday 21st January, 2014
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A recent survey carried out by High Fliers Research, a marketing research company, conducted a study into graduate vacancies and salary levels from some of the UK’s industry leading employers. Their findings indicated a very opportunistic future for 2014...

A bright future ahead…

Monday 20th January, 2014
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The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has recently highlighted from its December reports a positive growth forecast across a wide range of sectors within the job market. A key highlight of this report was a notable rise in the contract and temporary industry.

Skills Shortage Spreads

Sunday 19th January, 2014
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The construction industry suffers as the shortage for skilled labour spreads. According to the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), a troubling 36% of managers highlighted their struggle to source experienced staff.

UK job market looking optimistic

Wednesday 8th January, 2014
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The start of 2014 brings with it an ever increasing optimistic outlook to the UK job market as the economy slowly seems to be recovering, with significant growth in manufacturing, construction, and property.

New Year, new job…

Thursday 9th January, 2014
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With the New Year in place, there is an ever growing number of people looking for a new challenge or change of scene to kick off their new career goals. Could this growing number of employee’s be looking to jump ship, spell a great opportunity for recruiters?

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Thursday 1st October, 2015
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Posted by Michelle Derungs
Although LinkedIn isn't perfect, there is no doubt that it is fast becoming the number one go to database for recruiters. Here are the top 7 reasons why LinkedIn looks set to become the number one tool for recruiters.

Consultants, build leads via LinkedIn - Infographic

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Posted by Michelle Derungs
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