Statement of Work Contracts – What You Need to Know

Statement of Work

The issue of Statement of Work (SoW) contracts, and the rise in requests that many recruiters are seeing from their clients, is one that has been a point of discussion for some time.

In fact, at our recent Industry Insight event, the Q&A section was dominated by questions to the panel around SoW. You can read more about the event as a whole here, but this blog will focus purely on SoW contracts – what are they, do they work, and what you should say to a contractor who wants to go down that route?

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The Duty of Care

Duty of Care

It is generally well understood that contractors owe a duty of care to the clients they are working for. What sometimes gets lost, however, is the duty of care that recruiters owe to the contractors they place.

The role of the modern recruiter extends well beyond simply finding the right placement for the contractors they look after. To summarise in a sentence: the role of consultancies is to make sure that their contractors are well-informed.

Whether it’s advice and guidance on IR35 legislation or a helping hand with contract management, the role of today’s recruiter is multi-faceted. Firstly, the recruiter must ensure that the contractor holds sufficient levels of insurance, in line with their contract and the requirements of their job role.

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The Slinky principle – When is the right time to expand your recruitment business?

Recruitment

A guest blog from Boomerang’s Paul Dewick:

Remember Slinky’s? They were essentially a long, very flexible spring that you placed on the top step of a set of stairs. Then you would slowly tip the top of the spring and, assuming you had positioned it right it would gracefully descend the stairs and settle at the bottom in a neat tube. If the positioning was wrong, then they would start well but gradually begin to slip off their centre of gravity and end up in a tangled disaster. In the worst-case scenario, the loops of metal would become irretrievably entangled, and you had to throw it away.

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