Full-time employee or independent contractor? Factors to consider

Full-time employee or independent contractor? Factors to consider

In today’s fast-paced world, firms need to learn quickly and be prepared to change rapidly. In many cases, organisations rely on flexing their permanent workforce with contractors to provide a fresh pair of eyes and drive innovation within the organisation to help them to meet these requirements. This is creating a wave of attractive job opportunities, and not just for career-contractors who like going from project-to-project.

Ruminating on the joys of outsourcing

Ruminating on the joys of outsourcing

A few years back I went on a three-week jaunt in South America – Chile and Argentina. Our base and the core part of the holiday was spent with our good friends Hamish and Sarah in Santiago (thanks again guys!). Hamish has set up and runs a loyalty business in Chile and as a result is enjoying what all successful people in that part of the world do – having a live-in maid. Not the uniformed curtsying type but a modern and relaxed version that translates into someone who has their own space and takes all the hassle out of day to day living.