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Contractors – easier than you might think

March 23, 2020
Contractors are business services suppliers. They provide knowledge-based services on a business-to-business basis. Whilst there are varying vehicles under which you can engage a contractor, most professional contractors are one-person-band Ltd Companies (referred to as Personal Service Companies by HMRC). They are not permanent employees and they are not on a Fixed-Term Employment contract. They are easily engaged on a […]
Case Study: Square Enix

Case Study: Square Enix

October 14, 2019
Context Recruitment were approached by Square Enix with a challenging, urgent requirement to identify an experienced SOC Lead to support the organisations’ strategy to insource Security Incident and Event Monitoring. We were asked to identify candidates with a range of experience levels, experienced in leading or playing a senior role in the implementation of a greenfield SOC. Due to the […]

SD-WAN – The future of networking

August 7, 2019
The telecoms industry continues to be the epicentre of technological growth and innovation and is taking our connected world to another level. Analysts are forecasting rapid growth in both enterprise spending on SD-WAN and corresponding vendor and service provider revenues over the next few years. According to a report by Gartner, by 2020, more than 50% of WAN edge infrastructure […]
Microsoft Azure Sentinel FAQ

Microsoft Azure Sentinel – FAQs

June 10, 2019
What is Microsoft Azure Sentinel? Microsoft Azure Sentinel is a scalable, cloud-native, security information event management (SIEM) and security orchestration automated response (SOAR) solution. Azure Sentinel delivers intelligent security analytics and threat intelligence across an enterprise, providing alert detection, threat visibility, proactive hunting, and threat response. How does Azure Sentinel work? The platform uses built-in AI to help analyse large […]

Is Your Candidate Experience Damaging Your Employer Brand?

February 12, 2019
Why is candidate experience so important? Ask yourself, truthfully, do your candidates honestly rate the experience they have had with your company as the most fantastic experience of all time? Probably not. Harsh we know, but don’t worry; you’re not the only one. We see, all too often, huge investment thrown into employer branding which often misses the point. Even […]
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Women In Tech: Getting In And Moving Up

February 12, 2019
An interview with Dr. Zoe Young It’s no secret that there is a gender diversity in the tech sector. Women occupy just 17% of tech jobs and fewer than one in ten of these women are in leadership positions. Women make up only 20% of tech founders and only 4% of software engineers (Tech UK). In the IT sector only […]

Recruitment Trends For 2019: Context Recruitment’s Top 10

February 12, 2019
Recruitment Trends for 2019: Context Recruitment’s Top 10 So here we are. 2019. Another year has passed faster than a lightning bolt. As we start a fresh new year, we ask ourselves what does 2019 have in store for the recruitment industry? What do we need to be wary of and what can we capitalise on? It comes with no […]

Agency Worker Regulations (AWR)

January 6, 2019
AWR was introduced in 2011 and applies to “workers with a contract of employment or employment relationship with a temporary work agency who are assigned to user undertakings to work temporarily under their supervision and direction.” AWR gives agency workers the right to the same basic working and employment conditions they would receive if they were engaged directly by an end […]
Limited Company or Umbrella Company

Contractor Models

December 17, 2018
The first task for any contractor is to decide upon the best business structure to work under, either limited company or umbrella company.  Limited company Contracting under your own limited company means that you will oversee your accounts, your salary and your taxes. You will need to establish your limited company and open a bank account. As the limited company […]
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IR35 (Intermediaries legislation)

December 17, 2018
If you are a contractor working through an intermediary, such as a partnership or limited company (also known as a Personal Service Company “PSC”), you need to be aware of IR35. What is IR35? IR35 legislation was introduced on 6th April 2000 and applies to contractors who are working for a client through an intermediary. The legislation is intended to […]