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IR35 - What is it?

IR35 is the name given to a tax legislation that aims to ensure those who work through their own company often known as a ‘personal services company’ or a limited liability partnership pay employment taxes and national insurance contributions (NICs) in a similar way to their permanent counterparts. The aim of this is to specifically challenge those who in the eyes of HMRC should be classed as ‘disguised employees’.

Strategic Sourcing vs Category Management

Having worked in Procurement recruitment for 7+ years I have heard the term Strategic Sourcing and Category Management near enough on a day – to –day basis from clients and candidates alike. As such, when a Trainee asks me “what is the difference between Strategic Sourcing and Category Management?” you would expect me to roll off the perfect answer.

So… What actually is Procurement then?

First a little bit of context. As you may be aware, Procurement People were lucky enough to be acquired by the Executive Network Group six months ago, moving into new offices in Edgbaston and starting a new chapter for our business. This has been a great opportunity to network with the staff of five other specialist recruitment companies.

Is salary your main motivator in the workplace? A look at the Chinese Super League

As an avid football fan I have paid much interest over recent months of the emergence of the Chinese Super League within the world of football. For those of you unaware of the current situation, Chinese President Xi Jinping has an ambition to turn football in his country in to a global leader.

British Manufacturing Growing in the Face of Adversity! How can Procurement Continue to Aid Growth?

In 2017 we are braced for times of adversity with Brexit in Britain, Trump in America and the change in political establishment across the West, yet the manufacturing industry in Britain is going through an unexpected boom!

Brexit, A Golden Opportunity for Procurement to Shine?

Brexit maybe seen as doom and gloom for some professions, but it can be argued that it is a golden opportunity for procurement to shine and demonstrate its true value to  organisations  A recent survey reflected that one in four senior procurement practitioners expected the departure of the UK from Europe to heighten the status of procurement within their organisations.  

Cost vs Value for Money – Procurement & Recruitment Perspectives

As a specialist Procurement Recruiter I was keen to write about something interesting and relevant that effects both the procurement and recruitment industry. Surprisingly when I looked at the main issues affecting both areas I realised fairly quickly that there are some common occurrences.

How can we Influence and Engage Stakeholders?

Working within procurement recruitment I am in a very fortunate position to understand what hiring managers want from their procurement teams.

2017 – What challenges do procurement face?

So another year has been and gone and what a year 2016 has been! Who would have sat here this time last year and predicted Donald Trump as the next US President, the UK voting to leave the EU and Leicester City as Premier League champions!! So what does 2017 hold?

Procurement People joins forces with Executive Network Group

As the number 1 networked Procurement Recruitment Specialist in the UK, Procurement People have recently undergone some exciting changes in structure which no doubt will lead to an ever improving service offering to both clients and candidates alike.