Returning to Work

For many Returners flexibility is the key issue. 'Flexibility' means different things to different people; working remotely, working non-standard hours or working alternate days. Contracting is the perfect solution to obtaining the work/life balance you need.

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Flexible working.

Are you trying to return to work after a career break due to family responsibilities? Working as a contractor opens the door to returning to the working world outside the home.

Contracting offers you the flexibility you need, allowing you to return to work, to use your skill set, and it doesn’t create any uncomfortable precedents for the companies who engage you.

With Ireland at near full-employment, many companies are open to engaging skilled individuals to get work done.  While Contracting may not have been something you considered previously, it is proving to be a very attractive option for those seeking flexibility. Contracting allows companies to engage the Returner (you) and remunerate you for the work you do, while not creating any expectations from their employees.

ContractingPLUS made my return to the work place seamless, their online portal and phone Apps allow me input my timesheets and expenses at a time that suits me, great to have these resources available as it fits in with my lifestyle

G. Penney

Benefits of Contracting

Contracting offers you a purpose made structure to maintain flexibility and provide your services to companies who need them. Contracting PLUS will assist you in each step of the process. There are many opportunities available through recruitment agencies, or directly with clients, particularly in the IT, Engineering, Legal, Financial, Marketing and Medical industries.

You may not have considered Contracting as an option prior to your career break. Maybe you were happy being an employee. Now, with the changing world of work, Contracting offers you flexibility and is certainly becoming more and more prevalent as companies look for expertise in specific areas and have a very real need to get the work done.

  • Flexibility with your time & the ideal work/life balance
  • Income & Wealth planning
  • Staying involved
  • No office politics
  • Variety of roles
  • Higher rates of pay
  • Networking with other Returners

Benefits of Contracting to Employers

Historically employers have been slow to offer ‘flexibility’ to employees. There is a fear of the precedence this may set which could become a HR nightmare. Contracting is about taking on independent workers for a specific project or period of time. A contractor is not an employee so the issue of precedence is circumvented.

It you want to return to work as a contractor, but your potential client is concerned about how to operate a compliant contractor policy, then have them talk to us. We’re happy to help and ensure everyone understands the benefits contracting has to both the company and the contractor.

It’s Easier than you think to get started

You may not have contracted before and have little or no idea about how you would go about setting yourself up to be a contractor.

With Contracting PLUS setting up a contracting business could not be easier. There are many solutions to suit your needs depending on the type of contracts you would like to do and how long you intend to be a contractor before returning to a full-time role (although we reckon once you fall in love with the flexibility of contracting you’ll never go back to employment).

Solutions for Returners new to Contracting

All these solutions would be suitable ways to re-enter the corporate world on your own terms. Call our solutions team on 1800 54 54 22 for advice as to which solution would best suit your needs.

The great thing about all these solutions is that they are simple to set-up. Contracting PLUS do all the administration for you and you simply get on with your new role.

Using any of these solutions means that you will be paid quickly with same day transfer to your personal bank account, PRSI and taxes will be deducted for you, and your annual returns will be prepared and filed on your behalf. You can be confident that our goal is to keep you fully tax compliant.

Contracting PLUS have supported hundreds of returners in their new roles and understand the issues facing Returners as they pick their careers back up again.

Our solutions team will be happy to answer all your questions in simple jargon free language. We are excited to work with you as you return to work.


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The benefits of choosing Contracting PLUS

Our compliant contractors typically achieve the best retention rates; they take home more money.

Our App and online portal remove all the admin and hassle from you.

Standard company insurances are included (at no extra cost) in most cases.

You’ll have a Dedicated Account Manager to answer all your questions.

You’ll get ongoing pro-active tax saving tips and suggestions.

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