What are the benefits of working as a contractor? We asked our contractors on social media to complete a short survey highlighting their views and opinions of the current contracting market. The results were shaped by contractors who work in a variety of different sectors including Education, Sales, Retail, Contruction & IT Consulting which provided us with some compelling results.
From providing networking opportunities to assist you in making new contacts, to potentially securing more work for you in the future, there are many ways in which social media can be a valuable tool for contractors.
Over the coming year you will be seeing lots of updates from different service providers and industry professionals giving their advice regarding the reforms to off-payroll working in the private sector which are due to be introduced in April 2020. That’s why over the coming year, we will be publishing updates in our newsletters and on the PayStream website on how the recruitment industry is preparing for these changes.
It is estimated that over 269 billion emails are sent worldwide everyday – that’s quite a statistic and it may feel on occasion like most of them are ending up in your inbox! As more and more of us are set to work remotely this is only likely to increase.
This week marked Blue Monday, what some folks like to call the most depressing day of the year. To help shake the January Blues, we asked our contractors on Facebook and Twitter what their most motivational songs are and they answered in their hundreds! We've added some of their most popular choices to our Spotify Playlist.
January is the month PayStream’s PSC insurance renewals are due and because we provide cover for over 3500 PSCs it’s become a vital part of delivering a great service to our accountancy clients. While working as a contractor, having business insurance is an extremely important decision for a plethora of reasons.