To work as an independent consultant means you need to always have one eye on the job market, which in some cases can be a full-time job. This was always a contentious point with our Partners at Procorre, since so much recruitment is driven from interaction on LinkedIn and speed of application. Independent consultants regularly find themselves coming to an end of project without their next project scheduled.
There was always the anomaly though, the Partner who has the network to enable them to move seamlessly from project to project. Unfortunately, not all consultants are quite so fortunate. Procorre looks to provide their Partners with this platform and access to a Partner Network to assist all with securing their next contract. Some Partner benefits include assistance such as:
When operating as a Procorre Partner, an independent consultant receives a number of additional benefits not always made available via other employed options such as Umbrella Companies. From feedback received from our Partners, it is not just support relating to job search that they require, it was the advice they could also receive via our Employee Assistance Programme.
In today’s pressurised and fast changing world, everyone needs a hand from time to time. Whether you’re after practical advice on a small work issue or emotional support during a major life crisis, the EAP is here to help.
The Employee Assistance Programme is a completely confidential advice service, offering assistance for whatever life throws at you. From management challenges at work to relationship difficulties at home, from legal problems to family dilemmas, we are only a phone-call away.
The service is staffed by a range of highly experienced consultants, including counsellors, psychotherapists, solicitors and financial experts, all qualified to give you clear, relevant guidance on the challenges you face. Whether you’re a junior employee or the chief executive, they are available 24 hours a day to talk over the full gamut of professional and personal issues that might be affecting you, including work/life balance, stress, organisational change, redundancy and performance.
Due to fluctuations in earning income, it can often be more difficult for independent contractors to secure mortgage loans than for PAYE workers. Lenders will typically make their assessments based on three main points:
While income and expenses can usually be addressed with the correct paperwork and support, the security aspect of a mortgage consideration is where contractors may face difficulty. Long gaps between contracts and shorter-term contracts can make it difficult for lenders to make an affordability assessment.
Despite the challenges contractors may face, with the right support contractor mortgages can be attainable. Procorre Partners receive access to dedicated contractor-focused mortgage advice, to guide them every step of the way when applying for mortgages.