Blog: Contracting advice

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Considering contracting in 2023? 6 pros and cons of being a contractor to help take the leap

There are pros and cons to being a contractor or freelancer – and it can help you decide to consider these before you take the leap and work for yourself!


How to be a successful freelancer or contractor: 8 steps to standing out

Valuable tips to help you stand out in a crowd. Here’s how to add value to your client’s lives and simple ways to promote your brand effectively.


12 of the best apps for freelancers 2022: grow and manage your business

Amazing apps for freelancers 2022 that can help manage time, finances and communications – and free up headspace for doing the things that you love!


Flexible work models provide crucial choices for employees in uncertain times

Flexible work and hybrid work models are always a topic of debate – but pandemic times and fast-changing economic circumstances are reframing the narrative in new ways.


Remote creativity – deliver and lead across the distance

Blog post by Quyen Nguyen, Senior Consultant, Singapore Most of us have transitioned to working from home. Remote work is becoming a norm and we are learning a new way of working. Keeping people engaged during in-person meetings is hard. Leading virtual meetings is even harder. During virtual meetings, have you experienced a time when…


To contract or not to contract

Over the last half a decade, work structures have drastically changed and expanded beyond the traditional nine-to-five, five-day-a-week job. Though full-time, permanent work still exists, the parameters and expectations of permanent positions have taken a drastic turn towards greater flexibility in hours and location. Similarly, the turn of the century has seen a rise in the prevalence of contract work. Contract workers, or freelancers, are independent professionals who work on fixed-term contracts with an employer to complete a particular project. But what is a contractor? And what are the benefits of freelance and contract work? How do these compare to the benefits of a permanent position? 


The best apps for freelancers in 2021

Working for yourself means you have to wear many hats but this guide to the best apps for freelancers will help you get through those tasks.


How to stand out as a contractor or freelancer

One of our frequently asked questions is how to stand out as a freelancer or contractor. The main difference between freelancers and contractors is that freelancers usually work on multiple projects for different clients whereas contractors tend to work on larger, fixed projects for a certain time period, typically on-site. Freelancing or contracting are ideal…


Contracting — It’s your choice!

Temping, contracting, on hire, or flexible workforce; whatever you name it, at the end of the day, it is all about choice. Salt digital recruitment agency’s APAC CEO Jacqui Barratt shares her thoughts on contracting. Globally, people are choosing to try different working options. Admittedly, this doesn’t suit everyone but every day there are millions…


The flexible workforce

Great contractors don’t just bring their skills, they can help you bridge your internal knowledge gap. Talk to the team at Salt about our contracting solutions. Organisations have been working with flexible staffing solutions for years. Salt’s APAC CEO Jacqui Barratt shares her thoughts on the flexible workforce. Businesses globally realise that to be competitive…


Key Information Document: How is your take-home pay calculated?

Are you a contractor in the United Kingdom and are you struggling to understand how your take-home pay is calculated? If so, reading this article is a must. The law becomes stricter from 6 April 2020 onwards. Most contractors, recruiters and end hirers are currently worrying about the implications of the changes to the off-payroll…


What is imposter syndrome?

Imposter Syndrome has been discussed in detail in the UK with famous people including Tom Hanks, Michelle Obama, and Lupita Nyong’o admitting they suffer from it. In fact, an estimated 70% of people experience these feelings at some point in their lives, according to the International Journal of Behavioral Science. Read on to find out…


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