Congratulations to Luke and the new Mrs Devenish

If you tried calling for Luke last Friday you would have learned that he was out of the office; in fact he was making final preparations for his wedding on Saturday. Contrary to all forecasts they lucked out with the most wonderful weather and the day went to perfection (which is more than can be said for […]

New IR35 Guidance Advice

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  A little while ago, we talked about the HMRC devising a simple ‘business tax test’  for Contractors to better understand (or clarify) their correct tax status. Since their announcement, several websites have produced results based on the test to help you better ‘score’ your own limited company. We have found the most comprehensive and easy […]

How to effectively follow up after an interview

Opportunity

When you finish an interview, whether with an Employer or a Recruiter, you might ask yourself What happens next? There is a balance which often gets overlooked when following up after an interview – too much or too little and you could be remembered (or forgotten) for all the wrong reasons.

Online Timesheet System

For some time now, Technology Resourcing have been using an Online Timesheet System, which allows our contractors to submit timesheets with just a few clicks of the mouse. Once this has been done, the nominated client can then authorise the timesheet. This efficient service is completely free to all of our clients and candidates and […]

Telephone and Skype video interview advice

You're Hired

So, a potential Employer or Recruiter arranges a telephone or Skype video interview, what next? Although this can mean a more relaxed environment, the end result is exactly the same as a more formal face-to-face meeting; your fate is in the interviewers hands, so please don’t be lulled in to a false sense of security. […]

Atkins cutting almost 600 transportation jobs

Unemployment

We have learnt today that 2,900 Atkins staff have received an email warning of impending headcount cuts of up to 20% ie 600 staff, in advance of government spending cuts on transportation infrastructure. This follows 1,800 redundancies across Atkins last year, which left their transportation group largely untouched as profits were strong and expected to […]

The Budget For Contractors – It could have been a LOT worse!

Budget 2010

Of course our expectations were low, but even so it seems as though our contractors  seem relatively  relieved with the outcome of the recent emergency budget. Of course we  were expecting the swinging  Public Sector cuts, and the increase in VAT and Capital  Gains Tax, but how about the 1% reduction in  small companies tax […]

Redundant Signalling Designers secure employment with Invensys Rail

Invensys Rail Logo

On hearing the news of Jarvis’ demise Technology Resourcing’s rail team moved swiftly to secure alternative employment for the Doncaster Design Team. Technology Resourcing had a recruitment team in Doncaster within 24 hrs of the redundancy notices being served and, having met with the managers, interviewed all 18 of their design team. Within the next […]

Latest Changes to UK Employment Law – April 2010

Law

We thought you might the following summary of this month’s key employment law changes  useful: Companies with 250+ employees are now obliged to give employees the right to request time  off to study or train. From April 2011, this right is extended to all Employers.

Lord Adonis Announces Two New Rail Engineering Academies

National Skills Academy Rail Engineering

Just one week after publishing the government’s plans for a new High Speed Rail network, the transport Secretary has now announced the creation of a new National Skills Academy for Rail Engineering, which will receive almost £3m from the Skills Funding Agency, along with the Tunnelling and Underground Construction Academy, for Crossrail, which will receive […]