Outstanding Performance Awards 2018

 Outstanding Performance Awards 2018 

This year has been a challenge due to the high standard of candidates, so for 2018 we decided to change the award to “Outstanding Performance Award” and award it to 2 candidates. After receiving feedback from our clients the awards were presented to Joshua Riley (Drivers Mate) and John Sherry (Production Operative).

To help Janette make the decision for these awards we received the following feedback from our clients;

“We feel that Josh is worthy of this award as his attendance and timekeeping is excellent. Whatever we ask him to do, he always does with a positive attitude and the feedback we get back from customers is always good.”

“John has made a really good start with the business. He has picked up the role quickly, and his manner and how he conducts himself is second to none. He is an intelligent individual that will benefit the business going forward.”

Janette Pickford, our Temporary Recruitment Consultant, chose and presented the awards this week to both Josh and John, who were delighted to have won the award and Gift Voucher and also to congratulate them on obtaining permanent contracts with our clients.

Janette and the team at Intro Personnel, would like to take this opportunity to thank both Josh and John for their excellent work and commitment, and wish them both well for their future.

   

Well done Josh & John!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy McAnniversary!

Happy McAnniversary!

Intro Personnel would like to wish Janette Pickford a happy work anniversary!

Janette joined us 3 years ago today and has made a major impact on our temporary business, growing the number of daily temporary workers to unprecedented numbers and increasing our client base. She is a highly valued member of the Intro team and we would like to take the opportunity to think her for her highly valued contribution to our continued success!

To celebrate, the office is enjoying a McDonald’s lunch!

We’ve been stripping!

We’ve been stripping! 

Work has now started on the redevelopment and refurbishment of our new office in Newcastle town centre. We are hoping that construction work will start before Christmas and will keep you updated with future blogs and photos of how the work is progressing!

2018 Budget – A Summary

2018 Budget – A Summary

Philip Hammond presented his 3rd budget as Chancellor on Monday 29th October amidst a backdrop of the supposed end of austerity.  It highlighted a number of interesting points from a business/employment market perspective, not least that wage growth is at its highest in nearly 10 years.

The key points were as follows:

  • The personal allowance threshold for 20% tax will rise from £11,850 to £12,500 in April 2019 – this is a year earlier than planned.
  • The higher rate income tax threshold  for paying tax at 40% will to rise from £46,350 to £50,000 in April 2019.
  • National Living Wage will increase from £7.83 to £8.21 an hour from April 2019.
  • The contribution of small companies to the apprenticeship levy will be reduced from 10% to 5%.
  • Business rates bill for firms with a rateable value of £51,000 or less will be cut by a third over two years.
  • From April 2020, profitable technology companies with global sales of more than £500m will be liable for a 2% digital services tax on UK revenues.
  • Work allowances for universal credit will be increased by £1.7bn.
  • Delayed IR35 taxation changes could result in thousands of private-sector contractors facing higher tax and National Insurance bills from April 2020.

The REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation) of which Intro Personnel is a proud member, has responded positively to the abovehttps://www.rec.uk.com/news-and-policy/press-releases/rec-full-response-to-the-chancellors-budget

A full summary of the budget can be found athttps://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-46017125