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'Short working' is the term used for stretching out the length of a contractor's contract in order to lower their days in work and, as such, spread their cost.
This may be an action taken when the contractor is working on a project you want to suspend but want to lose the talent they provide.
There are several reasons a company may want to extend the contract of their contractors and reduce the billable days they work.
Allows you to retain project progress while reducing overheads
Retains vital talent and won’t leave you scrambling for talent when the lockdown is lifting and normal working practices resume
Gives Contractors time to look for and bid for other projects
Gives Contractors piece of mind
About Jeni, Head of Compliance
Jeni is Evolution’s Head of Compliance. She helps both Clients & Candidates in understanding, preparing for, and dealing with the consequences of new and updated legislation.
Her deep understanding of all the laws, regulations, contractual requirements and industry practice that affects recruitment, labour supply and employment make her an invaluable point of contact for anyone operating in the ever-changing landscape of the working world.
For Clients, Contractor Groups and the wider business group she provides audit services to assess risk and legislative requirements, develop innovative solutions and execute a commercially sound, legally robust action plan.
Jeni has experience as a Compliance Manager & Data Protection Officer with additional qualifications as a Lead Auditor, Project Manager, Risk Assessor and Health and Safety Professional in addition to her reading of the law.