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Focused is turning 15!

Focused is turning 15!

Here at Focused we are now into our 15th year of trading! 2003….. Concorde made its last flight, Love Actually was on at the cinema, the Black Eyed Peas had the number one song of the year with ‘Where is the love’ and the iPhone, YouTube and Facebook were still yet to take over the […]

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Focused Christmas Hours 17

Focused Christmas Hours 17

Our office hours will be slightly different over the festive period however good news our Contractor Specialist Team will still be available during the Christmas period please see hours below:   25th and 26th December CLOSED 27th, 28th and 29th December 9am – 3pm 1st January CLOSED   We will return to our normal working […]

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Focused on the Autumn Budget 17

Focused on the Autumn Budget 17

Chancellor Philip Hammond made a positive statement about the state of the UK economy in his Autumn Budget, although most in the press focused on the reduction in the growth forecast.  He did however point to high employment levels, decreasing debt and opportunities for UK business, and the various measures to be introduced to assist […]

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Sports Relief

Sports Relief

Sports relief helps the entire nation get together and get active. It’s all about having fun and raising money, so from the 21st to the 23rd of March, do your bit for Sports Relief. Click here to find out about the events going on in your local area. You could join in on a Swimathon, […]

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Focused's Top Five CV No No's

Focused’s Top Five CV No No’s

We have sifted through hundreds of CVs the good the bad and the ugly, we have compiled just five of the embarrassingly brilliant mistakes floating around the web. At number five our favourite arrogant applicant: “I have guts, drive, ambition and heart, which is probably more than a lot of drones that you have working […]

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There is no such thing as a free lunch!

There is no such thing as a free lunch!

But with Focused you can claim for your lunch every working day so long as you purchase an item of food and drink. Make the claim on your timesheet and dependent on how many hours you are away from home that day, a £5 or £10 allowance will increase your take home pay further. Remember! You […]

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Focused Pension Scheme Auto Enrolment Reminder and FAQ’s

Focused Pension Scheme Auto Enrolment Reminder and FAQ’s

For any employee who started after the 1st of August 2013, your auto enrolment date will be approx 3 months from your start date. If you wish to remain in the pension scheme then you do not have to do anything. FAQ’s Opting out  I wish to opt out of the pension scheme? If you […]

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Another Step Forward For Focused!

Another Step Forward For Focused!

Focused are delighted to announce that we have been formally welcomed to APSCo by Ann Swain CEO. Tracie Bates and Steve Jones met with Ann last week and as ex recruiters were impressed by Ann’s dynamic, knowledgeable and hands on approach. They strongly believe the relationship with APSCo will have many gains for Focused and we look forward […]

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Umbrella company benefits for agencies

Umbrella company benefits for agencies

How do agencies benefit from using an umbrella company? There are significant advantages for agencies who use a company such as Focused Umbrella for their temp workforce – additionally, there are also real benefits for the temp involved, which makes it an attractive proposition for both parties. Focused Umbrella are the preferred supplier for the […]

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5 things to know about your umbrella company dispensation

5 things to know about your umbrella company dispensation

Five things you should know about your umbrella company’s dispensation 1. Have you seen it? Whilst you are safe from any risk of third party debt transfer when using an umbrella, most agencies do consider that they have a duty of care to their candidates where they make referrals to specific umbrella companies or indeed […]

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