Tom's Blog – March 2010 Archive (7)

40 % of Blackberry uses could trade in for an iphone ?

Can you blame ‘em? If you bought into a two-year contract a little more

than two years ago, possibly because of shortcomings in the first iPhone

(a perfectly reasonable decision), you would have been watching with

jealous eye the introduction of the 3G, the 3GS, and the launch and

growth of the App Store.

I wouldn’t blame you if you wanted to change. BlackBerry makes some excellent handsets and has a unique value proposition, but if I’m honest, I think they’ve… Continue

Added by tom on March 17, 2010 at 7:05am — No Comments

Tax Increase on the freelance consultancy sector .. can you make it work to your advantage ?

Tax increase on the freelance consultant sector , can you make it

work to your advantage ?

As part of Government’s strategy to reduce the national debt, a number of new taxes have been introduced,

two of which directly affect the higher end freelance consultant sector.

The first will affect those consultants who bill between £400 and £500 per

day; and the second will affect all consultants billing in excess of

£600 per day.

UK earners now… Continue

Added by tom on March 17, 2010 at 6:26am — No Comments

2009 Job Posting Report ...Building & Construction lose, while Not For Profit Org & Social Care rises.

Courtesy of Adcourier / Broadbean

Analysis of almost 8 million job postings has highlighted the extent of Britain’s recession in 2009, clearly naming the winners and losers of the recruiting industries.

The latest report discusses data on the number of jobs distributed by Adcourier to its (circa) 1,100 job

boards during the 2009 calendar year. The report is broken down by sector, providing details on how… Continue

Added by tom on March 16, 2010 at 5:34am — No Comments

Umbrella Companies Looking Shaky !

umbrella problems damage umbrella reputation

Following the recent news that some umbrella companies have entered into a voluntary arrangement and that two other “umbrella service providers” have left

contractors unpaid, agencies should take care to ensure they are

protected against umbrella failures, says the recruitment law specialist


Adrian Marlowe, MD of Lawspeed and Chair of the recruiter trade body, the Association…


Added by tom on March 15, 2010 at 6:58am — No Comments

Personal Branding ... is it your bag ?

After reading a few articles on the online branding , social media aspects of recruitment it seems to be candidates with either good marketing skills ( of themselves) or good software / design skills are starting to produce different types of CV's to stand out in the crowd.

For example CV Trumpet have produced CV Kit to enable a more consistent and logical format for applicants

with a money back guarantee which is interesting ( see… Continue

Added by tom on March 11, 2010 at 4:54am — No Comments

Famous , Rich & Jobless...... did u see ?

Four celebrities continue to learn about the realities of unemployment as they move in with an unemployed buddy in the second part of this documentary, which explores joblessness in modern Britain.

Larry Lamb, Diarmuid Gavin, Emma Parker Bowles and Meg Matthews have been

stripped of all their money, clothes and personal possessions, and are

experiencing what it's like to be out of work and out of money.

I watched this and it was very eye opening as the… Continue

Added by tom on March 10, 2010 at 11:44am — No Comments

Agency Workers Directive

Amongst a series of other proposals to delay new laws, the government has announced that it intends to delay implementation of the Agency Workers Directive in the UK until late 2011.

However it is understood that the legislation will be laid before Parliament as soon as possible

after conclusion of a 2nd consultation which is expected to end early in 2010.

Do you understand how this could affect you ? if not look at UK Recruiter group on this site it has some interesting… Continue

Added by tom on March 10, 2010 at 11:15am — No Comments


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