Potentia Expands into Wellington

Potentia Expands into Wellington

Following our recent appointment to the All-of-Government (AoG) supplier panel for External Recruitment Services we are excited to announce our expansion into Wellington. Wellington has an impressive and burgeoning technology market, both in the private and public sectors, and it's one we are thrilled to become a significant part of.

Navigating the new world | Preparing for project changes

Navigating the new world | Preparing for project changes

You've returned to your well-established project after the holidays only to find that things have changed dramatically in the time you have been away. It's important for us all to be ready to adapt to – and embrace – any changes that may occur. In this article, we look at four ways to help you navigate and prepare for project changes.

Great Extension Expectations

Great Extension Expectations

Typically, contractors are hired to deliver some very focused outcomes within a defined time period as part of a project or to backfill roles where individuals who have been internally seconded. The nature of contracting is that it allows organisations to plug gaps for a period of time or add additional resource to achieve set objectives, with the understanding that it isn’t a long term increase in resource. When the contract assignment comes to an end the contractor is generally let go. So how do you increase your chances of contract extension?

Your contract deliverables WILL change - be prepared

Your contract deliverables WILL change - be prepared

You’ve returned to your well-established project after an overdue break only to find that things have changed dramatically while you were away drinking mai tais by the poolside in Denarau. Not only has your Project Sponsor left the company, you now have a brand spanking new Project Manager who is completely revisiting the project scope and deliverables. You have a feeling that as a result of these changes you may become surplus to requirements and be out searching for a new contract a lot sooner than expected.

IT projects don’t always go to plan - make sure you’re covered!

IT projects don’t always go to plan - make sure you’re covered!

IT projects don’t always go to plan - a misunderstanding over contract deliverables, a software bug or loss/damage of client data. If an unhappy client sues (rightly or wrongly), the money clock starts ticking. When contracting via an agency your ‘clients’ are both your Agency and the End Client who your Agency places you with. In short, your liability is to BOTH.