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Contracting PLUS End of Summer Event

Contracting PLUS End of Summer Event
Last Thursday, 21st September, Contracting PLUS hosted our annual End of Summer event for recruitment agencies from around the country to attend. We gathered in the Hilton Garden Inn for a great evening of music, photos, food, and fun! Events like these offer a great opportunity to connect with those we may only ever talk with over the phone or ema...
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Contracting Tip of the Month

Contracting Tip of the Month
​Have you registered for the Earned Income Tax Credit?Directors of a Limited Companies are entitled to an annual Earned Income Tax Credit of €950. To avail of this additional tax relief you will need to lo-call Revenue a declare your status as a Proprietary Director. You will need to give them the company VAT number. Revenue will then be ...
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Contracting PLUS Spring Gala Annual Fundraiser

Contracting PLUS Spring Gala Annual Fundraiser
On May 12th 2017, with the support of our colleagues and friends we recently held our Spring Gala Clayton Hotel, Cork. The aim of the night was to raise funds to cover the insurances for "Join Me In Helping Corks Homeless innovative Day Bus"project. The project is to convert a double decker bus that was donated to the charity into a Day Bus that w...
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Contractor CV’s – Tips and Advice on How to Draft the Most Effective Contractor CV.

Contractor CV’s – Tips and Advice on How to Draft the Most Effective Contractor CV.
It goes without saying, as a contractor seeking new opportunities in the current jobs market, having an up-to-date CV that really sells your capabilities and achievements is absolutely essential.Your CV is your own personal marketing tool and it is vital that the right information is included and presented in the most effective way. Recruiters will...
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New changes to travel and subsistence rates for Contractors as of 01 April 2017

New changes to travel and subsistence rates for Contractors as of 01 April 2017
The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform have reviewed the current mileage and subsistence expense system in the context of modern business requirements and conditions. These changes are claimable in each of our Umbrella, Managed and 365 Company solutions.  Mileage RatesNew mileage rates have been outlined that better reflect chan...
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Treatment Benefit now Available to the Self-Employed

Treatment Benefit now Available to the Self-Employed
The Department of Social Protection has released a statement to announce that the Treatment Benefit Scheme, which provides dental, optical, and aural services, is now available to those who pay S Class PRSI. This will service qualified self-employed workers as of 27th March. Previously this benefit was only available to those paying PRSI Classes A,...
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Workplace Wellbeing Day Friday 31 March: Tips to Stay Healthy During Your Working Day!

Workplace Wellbeing Day Friday 31 March: Tips to Stay Healthy During Your Working Day!
Ireland's National Workplace Wellbeing Day, 31st March 2017Ireland's third National Workplace Wellbeing Day will take place on March 31st 2017. This year we are encouraging Contractors to participate in the event, which aims to improve employee health through promoting better nutrition and physical activity. We have complied a quick guide to help i...
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Top Tips for First Time Contractors!

Top Tips for First Time Contractors!
​The contracting sector is continuing to evolve and grow as more and more professionals realise the benefits of flexible working. With the value of the contingent workforce gaining greater recognition, and many sectors expecting to increase their reliance on contingent staff over the coming years, there has never been a better time to become a cont...
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Promote and validate your profile on LinkedIn to become a sought after Contractor!

Promote and validate your profile on LinkedIn to become a sought after Contractor!
By now, you undoubtedly know that a strong LinkedIn profile is critical for your Contracting career and your personal brand. But with over 470 million LinkedIn users, how do you craft a profile that stands out?In our recent blog, we outlined how to create an effective profile, but in this post we discuss how to really optimise it to make it the ult...
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LinkedIn: The Undisputed Champion of Professional Networking - Make Sure Your Profile Is Working For You

LinkedIn: The Undisputed Champion of Professional Networking - Make Sure Your Profile Is Working For You
With more than 460 million members worldwide, LinkedIn is the undisputed champion of professional networking. A powerful tool for individuals and companies alike looking to make new connections, generate leads, and build their brand - Professional Contractors shouldn't wait another moment to actively incorporate LinkedIn into their daily marketing ...
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The Top Apps Contractors Need!

The Top Apps Contractors Need!
If you've ever tried assembling flat pack furniture without that special allen key, you know how important the right tool can be! For Professional Contractors, knowing the right tools and the best apps can greatly appease your administrative duties and you improve your productivity!With countless new apps being launched every day, it can be ha...
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Becoming A Contractor: Key Success Factors to securing your first project.

Becoming A Contractor: Key Success Factors to securing your first project.
Today, evidence is mounting that we are moving towards a project-based economy where work is divided into small components, with growing requirements, clearly defined scopes for highly skilled, niche expertise and concrete deliverables. Current market needs are migrating to experienced professionals who can run and manage one or many projects for m...
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Tax Advisors express concern over Revenues new approach to foreign employee taxation

Tax Advisors express concern over Revenues new approach to foreign employee taxation
Contracting PLUS recently highlighted and summarised the revised Statement of Practice issued by Revenue regarding the obligations of foreign employees working in Ireland, even on a temporary basis. Since this revision, a number of senior Tax Advisors have expressed their concerns on what has been deemed as the biggest change in cross-border taxati...
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Contracting PLUS Proudly Sponsoring the First NRF Breakfast Briefing of 2017

Contracting PLUS Proudly Sponsoring the First NRF Breakfast Briefing of 2017
Lots of "Oooohs" and "Ahhhs" echoed throughout the room as Social Selling Sensei Johnny Campbell unleashed the latest tips and tricks of the digital recruitment scene! In the first NRF breakfast briefing of 2017, Johnny Campbell, founder and CEO of Social Talent, enthused and energised a rather damp audience this morning with an awesome presentatio...
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Important Update from Revenue regarding Professional Contractors coming to and working in Ireland from abroad

Important Update from Revenue regarding Professional Contractors coming to and working in Ireland from abroad
The Revenue Commissioners have recently updated their statement of practice which deals with employees working in Ireland via foreign companies.In essence, the statement sets out the obligations of the foreign company to operate an Irish payroll and account for the payroll taxes due under the PAYE System, (failing to do so will impact upon the cont...
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Contracting PLUS raises vital funds for the Peter McVerry Trust!

Contracting PLUS raises vital funds for the Peter McVerry Trust!
Contracting PLUS is delighted to announce that we recently raised and donated €2,100 to the Peter McVerry Trust following our annual Agency Charity Table Quiz!As part of our corporate and social responsibility commitments for 2016, we partnered with our friends and local business networks to support a causes that is close to all our hearts, to try ...
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Celebrating the best of the best at the NRF Awards, proudly supported by Contracting PLUS

Celebrating the best of the best at the NRF Awards, proudly supported by Contracting PLUS
Last Friday's NRF Industry Awards celebrated not only the very best in the Recruitment Industry but also reflected on a decade of excellence, support, advice and guidance on what has now become THE calendar event of the year within the industry!Brightwater scooped the Best Large Agency of the year award, Excel Recruitment won Best Medium Agency, an...
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NRF “Year End Legal Update” Breakfast Briefing in association with Contracting PLUS

NRF “Year End Legal Update” Breakfast Briefing in association with Contracting PLUS
This morning's thought-leading brief, presented by Mary Seery Kearney, BL in conjunction with the NRF and Contracting PLUS, brought us up to date with current legal developments to help agencies develop their understanding of law and regulation in the workplace. Mary, who is a practicing barrister as well as the Academic Director of GMB College, wi...
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Contracting PLUS Marketing Series: #2. Digital Marketing for the Contractor

Contracting PLUS Marketing Series: #2. Digital Marketing for the Contractor
The digital marketing arena is moving at light speed. To keep up, you need confidence in yourself and your business combined with the judgment to think critically, act independently, and be relentlessly creative.This series of articles on Marketing for Contractors will hopefully enlighten and empower you with the building blocks to stay ahead in an...
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Contracting PLUS Marketing Series: #1. Building a Personal Brand and Why It Matters

Contracting PLUS Marketing Series: #1. Building a Personal Brand and Why It Matters
Branding is just as important for small businesses as it is for the big players. From your name and logo to your company slogan and reputation, it's how the public knows you and is integral to your identity. As a Contractor, you are your company, and establishing a strong personal brand is essential to the growth and success of your business. Brand...
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