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NRF Breakfast Briefing: Become a Big Biller by Hitting and exceeding your targets with GM Training

NRF Breakfast Briefing: Become a Big Biller by Hitting and exceeding your targets with GM Training
This morning Contracting PLUS welcomed the NRF to our office as we co-hosted Grainne Martin, Training Specialist, who outlined key behaviours and traits of "Superstar Billers" and advised on how to create tangible difference in billing levels and achieve consistency in monthly billing.In her appreciation for the challenges facing recruiters at...
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9 out of 10 customers would recommend Contracting PLUS!

9 out of 10 customers would recommend Contracting PLUS!
In a recent survey of our customers, 92% said they would happily recommend Contracting PLUS and our services to a friend or colleague. This insight truly solidifies Contracting PLUS as Ireland's premier accountant to Professional Contractors. Throughout July and August, Contracting PLUS conducted a series of customer-focused research initiativ...
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Contracting PLUS Open Evening 2016

Contracting PLUS Open Evening 2016
Contracting PLUS recently hosted an Open Evening, inviting contractors to meet with us in our office on Merrion Square, where we shed some light on subjects such as the Professional Contractors Services Organisation (PCSO - The organisation set up to represent and promote the Professional Contracting sector in Ireland) and Wealth Management op...
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NRF Annual Conference 2016

NRF Annual Conference 2016
Last Thursday, the highly anticipated National Recruitment Federation Annual Conference took place in the City West Hotel. As sponsors of the NRF, we were delighted to be in attendance. It was a pleasure to be in and amongst Ireland's finest recruiters and industry professionals! This year saw a massive 350+ delegates come from all over the country...
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PCSO Response to Dept. of Finance Consultation Paper

PCSO Response to Dept. of Finance Consultation Paper
On the 28th of January 2016, the Department of Finance and Social Protection issued a Consultation Paper requesting a consultation on "Intermediary-Type Structures and Self-Employment Arrangements". We saw this as an opportunity to bring the roles undertaken by iPros (Independent Professionals Contractors providing their service under contract) to ...
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The Benefits of Lunch Time Pilates

The Benefits of Lunch Time Pilates
​The benefits of exercise are numerous; reducing the likelihood of heart disease, reducing stress and anxiety, preventing high blood pressure, improving mood and not to mention adding years to your life! While the benefits are clear, it can sometimes be hard ...
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The Professional Contractors Services Organisation Forum

The Professional Contractors Services Organisation Forum
In 2014 the Professional Contractors Services Organisation (PCSO) was founded by Contracting PLUS together with other providers in this area. The PCSO was set up to ensure compliance and peace of mind for Agencies and Professional Contractor alike.We saw the need for a professional body to represent the Accounting Service Providers in Ireland, spec...
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Ten Tips for Staying Alert at your Desk

Ten Tips for Staying Alert at your Desk
​​We've all had those days where the 3pm slump hits us hard. The below tips and tricks help me on daily basis and hopefully they will have a positive effect on your day and help you to stay alert for longer!1.EnvironmentConcentration & productivity are strongly linked to your working environment. A desk & comfy chair that are of the correct...
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Your Career is a Marathon not a Sprint

Your Career is a Marathon not a Sprint
A recent Irish Times article by Karen Firestone of Aureus Asset Management – 'Wake Up Call: Patience Key to longterm success' imparted the message that our careers should be considered a marathon and not a race and that the road to long-term success is paved with patience. This was based on feedback from a survey on male and female top level execut...
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Keeping a healthy Work/Life Balance - Contractors Working from Home

Keeping a healthy Work/Life Balance - Contractors Working from Home
​When you're tired of working in a huge office, working from home can sound like a dream come true and is a benefit that a contractor can avail of at times. Many contractors are free to work remotely for their clients but it is important to maintain a healthy work/life balance at the same time.Here's a guide to maintaining a work/life balance while...
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Captain Your Own Ship - Becoming a Contractor

Captain Your Own Ship - Becoming a Contractor
The voyage from Employee to Contractor is a route that is becoming more and more travelled. Many people are deciding to take the wheel and steer their own ship to the land of Contracting and reap its benefits. It can be smooth sailing and just like any journey, this one can take a little preparation first. Ask yourself the following questions:Have ...
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NRF Annual Awards 2015

NRF Annual Awards 2015
Last Friday saw the largest gathering of people for the Annual National Recruitment Federation Awards and even with Storm Desmond in full force a massive 372 people were in attendance. The venue was the magnificent Shelbourne Hotel and one could not help but notice the LinkedIn pictures being taken one the blue carpet as they entered, everybody loo...
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Top 3 Tips for Contractors

Top 3 Tips for Contractors
Ever wondered how you can make the most out of your life as a Contractor or establish yourself as a thought leader and industry expert in the world of contracting? Follow these three tips to get closer to that goal.1. Turn your competition into allies.Contracting can be a competitive market but it helps to view other contractors as your allies, not...
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Contracting PLUS Charity Table Quiz Raises €5000 for Charity

Contracting PLUS Charity Table Quiz Raises €5000 for Charity
Contracting PLUS hosted our first ever Charity Inter agency Table Quiz in aid of the Irish Cancer Society and it proved to be a huge success!! It was a full house and a fantastic night!We held it in Foleys for a charity that is close to all of our hearts and we wanted to do something to make a difference and to support such a worthy cause. Click he...
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