Agents Add Value
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And what precise value do Agents add to the relationship with their client and contractor?
1. They provide a means to source contract resources to specific requirements on a first contact basis. (I’ve not had any clients take me on contract without an interview).
2. They provide a device, through the agency contract to ensure that tax liabilities will not be incurred with the Client organisation; Hence the universal requirement to contract through a limited company.
3. They provide, also, an invoice factoring service for their contractors.
Value Not Added
I find the logic, therefore, of these types of arguments akin to an Estate Agent claiming that every house they sell was built by them.
I see the client every day.
Also, I provide my expertise and work.
Moreover, I am providing the value.
I have been contracting for 11 years, I’ve not had an agent sit down next to me and help me do my work.
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