Tag Archives: Recruitment

How to meet other freelancers

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Freelancing doesn’t mean you have to work by yourself all the time. Read our tips for meeting other freelancers and developing a network of like-minded workers.

Sometimes it’s good to get another perspective. Freelance workers can often feel isolated because of their career choice, but working for yourself doesn’t necessarily mean you need to work by yourself. Meeting other freelancers means you can get another view on your work, feel more productive or just make a friend.
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How to stop yourself from getting bored at work

With new figures showing many workers are spending a good chunk of their working day bored, we look at ways to keep your job interesting.

Whether you’re in the office, working from home or a freelancer, there’s a good risk you’re going to get bored by your work at some point. A study by recruitment firm Robert Half found that employees are bored at work for 14% of the time – over 5 hours a week.
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Could the promise of homeworking tempt your team to move jobs?

With many people now classing themselves as ‘passive job seekers’, could working from home be key factor in whether they stay or go.

As a small business, staff retention is hugely important. Hiring new staff is a long and expensive process, so once you’ve found the right person you want to make sure you keep them. Especially if you’ve also spent time and money training them.
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Are you wary of taking on full time staff?

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The vast majority of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are still cautious about taking on extra staff over the next 12 months, according to a new study.

An overwhelming 92 per cent of respondents in the research – conducted by Elance – said that the temptation to expand their workforce was being offset by a desire to keep their costs level.
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