A recent study found that 90% of larger companies use contingent workers, whether as freelancers, consultants or independent contractors.

The rise of self-employment and the much discussed ‘gig’ economy are indications that employment now has fluid boundaries and while companies and employees do benefit from flexibility and the ability to staff up projects quickly, there are blind-spots which need addressing. 

Hiring decisions are frequently driven and overseen with procurement teams rather than HR which can lead to a lack of oversight. And in a world where regulations constantly change, inconsistent recruitment management can pose a risk.

It helps to review recruitment and contractual practices to ensure that your business fully complies with legislation. 

A risk assessment, along with simple guidance on how to protect your staff and your business interests, proves the most effective way to avoid costly and protracted disputes. 

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