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Newsletters September 2009

Buyer newsletter

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people4 goes global!

Find the right freelancer!

The revolutionary marketplace model developed by people4business for freelance and contractor recruitment in the UK is now going global! The first international franchise is due to launch in October this year!

We’d also like to remind you about the incredible range of talent available to you on the people4 sites.

Remember that people4 is a very cost-effective solution to all your contracting needs. You can use people4 even if your business credit rating has taken a hit in the recession.

We’d like to remind you that our instant messaging facility allows you to get in touch with your Seller(s) quickly and easily.

And finally… as part of our expansion, we’ve moved to new, larger offices! We’re now at 58A High Street, Heathfield, TN21 8JB. Our phone numbers have changed too:

t: 0845 371 0722 | f: 0845 371 0723

people4 goes global!

Kronality Inc. of Toronto have been so impressed by the concept and functionality of people4, they have acquired the franchise to operate the people4 model in Canada and North America and expect to launch in October this year.

Duncan Taylor, managing director people4business, said:

“We are absolutely delighted that the quality of our business model, the site and its functionality have been recognised in this way.

“After the implementation in Canada we will be seeking further partners to take on country-wide franchises outside of the UK – bringing the benefits of our unique and completely price transparent contract recruitment model to a new and wider audience.”

Sellers to suit every business

If you haven’t browsed the sites recently, you may not be aware of the incredible range of talent available to you on the 17 marketplace sites under the people4 umbrella!

Recent contracts that have been awarded through the sites include:

No matter what you are looking for, we will be able to find you the talent you need!

Look at our prices!

Before you use a traditional recruitment agency, come and look at our prices.

Businesses all over the UK are saving thousands of pounds from their recruitment costs by using our completely price-transparent marketplace – whether it’s for a day or a year.

You can see what other Buyers have thought of our service by looking at our testimonials page.

Whatever the skill you require, we should be your first choice for price and service. Contact us and we’ll help you to find the ideal Seller!

If you’re looking for a long term contractor, we’ll trawl through our 50,000+ Sellers to find the ideal match. If we can’t find exactly who you’re looking for, we will advertise your assignment free of charge to find the right candidate!

If cashflow is tight, you can still use people4!

If your business or organisation does not qualify for our standard 28 day payment terms we offer very flexible top-up facilities, to ensure that all businesses – no matter what their credit rating – are still able to access our services and the services of our freelancers, contractors and consultants.

When you award a contract, we will contact you to discuss the initial amount that needs to be paid and the frequency of any ongoing payments.

For ongoing contracts, we are very happy to discuss payment by regular instalments, so as to keep your account with us in sufficient credit.

Please be assured that we are happy to work with you to agree a payment schedule that suits you. We operate a policy of returning any unspent funds at the end of a contract as soon as possible, and within three working days.

Latest stats…

For latest counts, check out any of the people4 home pages.

54,174 Sellers – 3,508 Buyers – 8,157 skills… and counting!

Instant Messaging

A reminder that we’ve launched our instant messaging facility to make it easier for you to contact your Sellers.

From your homepage, you can quickly and easily contact Sellers currently on a shortlist or contract.

Simply click on the email icon e-mail icon to begin your conversation with your Seller. If they are not currently online, they'll be alerted by e-mail and advised to pick up the message when they sign in.

 

Seller newsletter

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people4 goes global!

The revolutionary marketplace model developed by people4business for freelance and contractor recruitment in the UK is now going global!

premier members home page advert

Kronality Inc. of Toronto were so impressed by the concept and functionality of people4, they have acquired the franchise to operate the people4 model in Canada and North America and expect to launch in October this year.

Duncan Taylor, managing director people4business, said “We are absolutely delighted that the quality of our business model, the site and its functionality have been recognised in this way. After the implementation in Canada we will be seeking further partners to take on country-wide franchises outside of the UK – bringing the benefits of our unique and completely price transparent contract recruitment model to a new and wider audience.”


• Don‘t forget that we‘re tweeting! – you could win Premier Membership for a year.

• A reminder of the benefits of Premier Membership.

• Check out our new articles page for some useful information

Crunch offers a unique accountancy package for contractors, while Freelancer Mortgages Made Easy makes finding a mortgage more straightforward and offers a special deal for Sellers

• And finally… pcg logo Don't forget about the special offer on PCG membership.

Premier Sellers

As a Premier Seller, you are 20 times more likely to win a contract. Here are some of the benefits that you could enjoy as a Premier Seller:

Make the most of every contract with Crunch

As simple to set up as an Umbrella but with all the benefits and savings of creating your own Ltd Company, Crunch is a complete accountancy service for contractors & freelancers.

Umbrella firms often offer great service but they pay you via PAYE resulting in only 62-64% of your take home pay instead of 82-85% if you run your business via your own Limited Company.

If you already have a Ltd company then Crunch is simply the easiest way to send invoices, manage expenses and take care of business. And, rather than engage a separate accountant you get one of those too.

For just £59.50 per month (£714 per year) you get the latest online software plus a real accountant to answer all your questions and file your VAT, Corporation tax and end of year taxes.

To see how Crunch can help you make the most of your hard earned cash... see Crunch.co.uk/tour

New sites

New sites are coming soon in partnership with emap. We’ll tell you more in the next newsletter.

Don’t forget that Building magazine is seeking freelancers working in construction to contribute to editorial in the magazine or the website. If you’d like to be involved, please email Duncan Taylor (people4 Managing Director) with your details. Thank you!

We’re tweeting!

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To get updates of all jobs posted on our job board, and updates of information that may be useful to freelancers and contractors, simply follow us on twitter.

We’re also offering one lucky tweeter the chance to win Premier Membership for a year. Each month, we’ll select a Seller at random from those who are following us on twitter. You’ll need to tell us your twitter id so that we know it’s you. To input your twitter id, click on ‘follow us on twitter’ from your homepage. Good luck!

Congratulations to Seller 316651 – this month’s lucky winner!

Are you a freelancer in need of a Mortgage?

It can be difficult for freelancers to secure a mortgage via traditional routes, so we have teamed up with specialist mortgage advisory service, Freelancer Mortgages Made Easy.

Freelancer Mortgages Made Easy are experts in finding the right mortgage deal for individual freelancers and for a limited time only, they are willing to waive their usual £295 advice fee for registered people4 Sellers.*

When you speak with one of their advisors simply mention ‘P4B0909’ during your initial conversation and the usual fee will not apply.

Click Here to find out how much you can borrow or call them now on 0844 44 88 800.

*Offer only valid if promotional code is mentioned during your first telephone conversation with FMME. Offer expires 09/10/2009

Professional Contractors Group

Don’t forget about the special offer to all registered Sellers from the «Professional Contractors Group» (PCG) – the not-for-profit professional body representing freelancers, contractors and consultants.

Any Sellers registering as pcg logo PCG members can have a 15% discount on normal PCG subscription rates. Find out how to gain this discount on our seller offers page.

Current PCG members can benefit from the people4business marketplace, through our special site for PCG members.

Last updated 14.10.09

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