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What are some advantages for firms hiring contingent workers in times of crisis?

The gig economy has taken over traditional working ways.  Last year, the Centre for Future Work reported that for the first time, over half of Australia’s working population are in non-permanent roles. Individuals now prioritise diversity of experience and working formats over (perceived) job security.  However, that said COVID-19 will drastically affect the workforce and…

IR35 and what you need to know

Kineo demystifies compliance complexity to forearm readers with simple practical takeaways. In this blog we will convey to HR leaders what IR35 is, how to identify and manage the implications of IR35 on your contract workers, and ultimately, minimise associated risks. What is IR35? In a nutshell, IR35 is a piece of UK legislation to…

The Healthcare industry and contract working: challenges and implications

Organisational leaders have a significant task on their hands when it comes to effectively managing their people. Healthcare providers tend to rely heavily on staffing agencies to manage the fluctuating level of patients and the level of care required. With the Healthcare industry consisting of many subsets of worker-type and with a significant portion of…

A safe and healthy workplace is a positive and productive workplace

Unfortunately, people often see so many barriers that they don’t even know where to begin. The problem of meeting safety and compliance requirements can seem so complicated that stakeholders fear how to start the journey. The perception is that the time required to get everyone and everything up to speed will leave little time for…

Training and the gig economy

More and more employers are making use of contractors as the ‘gig economy’ grows. But training these contingent workers comes with challenges of its own. How can you get the best out of your contractors? Around half (56%) of the employers we spoke to in our recent Learning Insights global survey said their use of…

Flexible working and the need to manage contractors

Our workforce situation today Digitisation and demographic shifts have forced a new way of working. From an organisational perspective this is being driven by the need to respond to global changes and growing competition. Today’s society consists of a multi-generational and diverse workforce, where workplace technologies enable full transparency and the 9-5 working tradition is…

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