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Working in Contract or Hiring a Contractor, Focus 5 Are Here For You!

When specialist skills are needed quickly or a business-critical project needs to be delivered, contract resource is often the best option.

Offering speed and flexibility, Focus 5 Recruitment have many years of experience and a huge network in the contract sector.

What Key Skills & Knowledge are required?

Depending on the role, you’ll need particular technical skills but as a contractor, in general you’ll need the following attributes:

  • Ability to understand a project and the deliverables quickly

  • Ability to integrate with an existing team at pace

  • The ability to “hit the ground running”

  • Make a quick and positive impact on the project

As a contractor you need to understand you are there on a short-term basis to help deliver a specific piece of work or to cover an already defined role.

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How does hiring a contractor work?

Our mission at Focus 5 is “Making Recruitment Enjoyable” and it’s no different when it comes to contract recruitment.

We follow a simple 5 step process with our clients:

  • Agree a brief and guide rate (we will help with market rates and level of experience).

  • Submit CV’s with rate details. These rates will include all costs (including candidate pay, employment costs (employer NI, holiday pay etc), agency costs and margin) and the frequency of pay (per hour, per day, per week etc).

  • Interviews arranged, feedback given and hire confirmed.

  • Paperwork arranged. We do it all and sort a contract with both the candidate and a client. We ensure contracts are written in accordance with current legislation and both parties agree notice and other flexible elements of a contract role.

  • Timesheets, pay & invoice, ongoing care. At Focus 5 we have all the tech and functionality to provide an online timesheet submission and approval process. We pay contractors 1 week in arrears and invoice our clients subsequently. We keep in touch with both parties throughout the contract and ensure everyone is happy and key deliverables are met.

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What Contract roles do Focus 5 recruit?

Working with a wide range of companies, whether you’re a candidate looking for a contract role or a client looking for a contract hire, Focus 5 Recruitment are here to help and ensure you enjoy the recruitment process.

We supply in Contract across all our sectors and that covers e-commerce companies, SaaS, fin-tech, health-tech, cyber security as well as other Tech companies.

Finding the right role or people to take your business forward is what we do.

At Focus 5, we specialise in recruiting the following Contract roles:

Focus 5 work with tech companies and supply staff in:

  • Tech

  • Marketing

  • Digital

  • Sales

Our supply for contractors covers all these areas, some sample roles we’ve supplied on contract include:

  • PHP Developer

  • Mobile App Developer

  • Technical Project Manager / PM

  • Communications Consultant

  • Sales Consultant

  • Software Tester

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