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  • PerfectStorm
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    No issues if it's on billable time or a quick phone thing

    Rigidly finding reasons to whinge about IR35 isn't real world.

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  • edison
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    Originally posted by edison View Post
    That isn't the case in my experience. For example, I lost a really good member of my team this year who suddenly resigned not long after I had agreed for him to be promoted. I bent over backwards to try and keep him, more than I'd ever done for anyone I've ever worked with (and he was the most junior person in the team), but to no avail.

    The exit interview report from HR did contain a lot of stuff that frankly, wasn't that useful, but there were 2-3 things about team culture that I thought were very helpful especially as there was a lot of discontent in the team at the time.

    Like a lot of these things, the value can depend on many factors. In some companies it is just lip service but in others it is considered important. In this example, I discussed it with the Global CIO.
    Originally posted by billybiro View Post
    And the CIO immediately sprang into action making meaningful, sweeping changes to ensure this would never happen again, amirrite?

    "Discussing it" is one thing, but talk is very cheap.
    Some fairly significant changes were made in this case by myself after consulting with the CIO. This coincided with a review/restructuring of the IT function and some perm staff were given a pretty good pay rise. Communication was improved with various teams and there was more transparency/encouragement on some of the recruitment/promotion across several junior roles.

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  • edison
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    Originally posted by SimonMac View Post
    My last contract was through Hays, but they are a big firm so one person's impression might differ based on who they were dealing with and from which office
    That is very true.

    Had some good and then mixed experiences with some of the 'provincial' offices. One of the London staff was absolutely shocking though. He literally had no clue about how contracting worked, who the contract parties are, who invoices who and how the end contractor and agency get paid.

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  • billybiro
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    Originally posted by edison View Post
    That isn't the case in my experience. For example, I lost a really good member of my team this year who suddenly resigned not long after I had agreed for him to be promoted. I bent over backwards to try and keep him, more than I'd ever done for anyone I've ever worked with (and he was the most junior person in the team), but to no avail.

    The exit interview report from HR did contain a lot of stuff that frankly, wasn't that useful, but there were 2-3 things about team culture that I thought were very helpful especially as there was a lot of discontent in the team at the time.

    Like a lot of these things, the value can depend on many factors. In some companies it is just lip service but in others it is considered important. In this example, I discussed it with the Global CIO.
    And the CIO immediately sprang into action making meaningful, sweeping changes to ensure this would never happen again, amirrite?

    "Discussing it" is one thing, but talk is very cheap.

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  • hhin
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    If you operate as an IT contractor for large corporates it is very difficult to avoid these 3/4 companies, either they're in the PSL or RPO/CV aggregators using broadbean.
    - Hays
    - AMS
    - Experis
    - Spring



    Originally posted by SimonMac View Post
    My last contract was through Hays, but they are a big firm so one person's impression might differ based on who they were dealing with and from which office

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  • SimonMac
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    Originally posted by David71 View Post

    Not sure if anyone has gone through Hays before but while they paid invoices quickly and were nice enough, I definately got the impression they treastred contractors and permies they placed pretty much the same.
    My last contract was through Hays, but they are a big firm so one person's impression might differ based on who they were dealing with and from which office

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  • SimonMac
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    Originally posted by ruasonid View Post
    In all my years of contracting I've never heard of anyone going through Hays.
    My last contract was through Hays, was one of the most efficient processes I've come across.

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  • edison
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    Originally posted by DeludedKitten View Post
    Hays are also working with Qdos on how to accurately assess contractors so maybe more people will operate through them if they show that they understand what needs to be done and do it properly.
    Yes, Hays seemed to be one of the first of the big agencies to start addressing IR35 challenges for 2020.

    At my last client, I used Hays quite a bit as they were one of the preferred suppliers. I was invited by the Account Manager to join an IR35 webinar (aimed at hiring managers) and all this was in the Spring. Some (many?) recruiters only seem to be waking up to this now and arranging briefings for clients. I'm still seeing several such invites come up in my LinkedIn feed each week.

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  • Anonimouse
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    Originally posted by ruasonid View Post
    In all my years of contracting I've never heard of anyone going through Hays.
    I know many people who work through hays, I personally wouldn’t

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  • DeludedKitten
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    Originally posted by edison View Post
    Hays are on a lot of company PSLs (Preferred Supplier Lists.)

    For senior roles (more than £100k salary or equivalent contract rate) they are definitely one of the best of the big agencies in terms of opportunities.
    Hays are also working with Qdos on how to accurately assess contractors so maybe more people will operate through them if they show that they understand what needs to be done and do it properly.

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