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IR35 in the private sector – Update

Whilst many contractors celebrated the decision postpone the implementation of IR35 Off-Payroll Working changes earlier in the year; the legislation is slowly creeping through the Houses of Parliament as part of the Finance Bill, ready for implementation in April 2021. The changes passed Committee Stage last week and will be heard at Report Stage within the next two weeks so the delay is looking to be exactly that, despite the ongoing criticism of lobbying organisations such as the IPSE, APSCo and Contractor UK. The progress of the bill also [...]

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Learning Project Management Lessons from: The Last Dance

Netflix’s latest sports documentary: The Last Dance, is amassing millions of views and also stellar ratings from its wide-ranging audience. So, if you have an interest in sports, both individual and team, I would definitely recommend giving it a watch. I also believe that the series should resonate with project management professionals as the documentary delves into the mindset of Michael Jordan, to uncover how the mind of one of the greatest winners in sport works. And there are lessons to be learned. Teamwork Makes the Dream Work One of [...]

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How to Ace Your Virtual Project Management Interviews

With the world of remote working now the “new normal” for many of us who were used to working in offices; it feels like an age ago since we were able to work face to face with our colleagues, hang out around the water cooler or drop by a colleagues desk for a catch-up. If your new world feels tough, spare a thought for those who are currently looking for a new role, their challenges have increased significantly in the new on-line world. Anyone who is currently on the hunt for a new role will know that it is very competitive in terms of [...]

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Getting Ahead of the Competition: Learning Lessons from 2008

The economic impact of Coronavirus in the UK (and around the world) has so far been huge, with some comparing the situation to the “Great Recession” of 2008. So recruitment is also feeling the impact and just like 2008 this situation has made the job market more competitive than ever for project management practitioners of every hue. Whilst many employed practitioners have not felt the full impact of the pandemic as they are either working from home on furlough, the Project Management domain has a large number of practitioners who operate [...]

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Project Management Q&A: Will CAPM Help Fulfill the PMP Pre-Requisites?

I’m currently studying for my CAPM as I have nowhere near the hours needed for the PMP. Will the CAPM help get me into a position to gain the hours? We all know that certifications and training courses alone don’t get you the job, that’s the same whether it’s the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®, Project Management Professional (PMP)® or anything else. It’s about the combination of experience, work-based skills, knowledge, education, work ethic, and interpersonal skills that gets you the job. The CAPM, in my mind, [...]

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Project Management Q&A: Improving Your Public Speaking

I’ve been asked to do a 15 minute pitch to the senior management team as part of promotion opportunity. I’m not the world’s best public speaker any advice? There are two things that I learned from great speakers early in my career. The first was to really know your material. The second was practice. Did that get rid of the nerves? No, not at all but when you know your material inside and out; you’ve tried it out in front of the mirror and a friendly face; you’ve timed it; you’ve got the right kind of prompts just in case you need [...]

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Digital Transformation – Top of the Exec’s Strategy Pile

We keep hearing those phrases, “it’s the new normal” and “this will change the way we work in the future” as we try to continue to work in “these unprecedented/uncertain/challenging times”. COVID-19 has certainly brought digital transformation to the top of the exec’s operational strategy pile as we try to get to get to grips with working virtually. For project practitioners we should be au fait with change yet no-one is immune from the elements of the change cycle – shock, denial, anger, resistance – when the consequences [...]

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Running Projects from Home – The New Normal

For many of us, being flexible at work and working from home was an occasional luxury. But since the 23rd of March, for so many people, its become the new normal. Making this change is a process that may be difficult for those not used to prolonged periods of time away from the office. Over the course of the lockdown, I have been attending weekly Zoom meetings with PMO Flashmob WFH. The meetings usually have a theme not specific to the lockdown. However, the opening minutes allow participants to discuss experiences of working from home and the [...]

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Easter Vacation 2020

The Arras People team will be taking a break over the Easter Weekend and all operations will be closed from Thursday evening on the 9th April 2020 until 9-00am on Tuesday 14th April 2020. The team are all following UK Government advice and will be Staying Home, Protecting the NHS and Hoping to Save Lives Not to mention washing our hands! We hope you have a great holiday weekend whatever your plans. Stay Safe and we will catch up soon The post Easter Vacation 2020 appeared first on arraspeople. Fuente: Camel blog (Easter Vacation [...]

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Government Recognise Self Employed Workers in New Grant

Last night Rishi Sunak told the self-employed: “You have not been forgotten.” A week after wage subsidies of 80% for furloughed salaried employees were announced, the 5 million self-employed workers of the country were left wondering if they’d be getting the same treatment. So Who Applies for the New Grant? Mr Sunak revealed the following criteria for the latest grant: Self-employed people will be able to apply for a grant worth 80% of their average monthly profits over the last three years, up to £2,500 a month. At least half their [...]

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