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Interims Are Critical In New Product Development Teams – Here’s Why

Some food and drinks businesses across the globe have had to adapt to keep new product development (NPD) projects alive. Others have had no choice but to postpone innovation. This year, that’s all about to change as huge numbers of organisations look for ways to retain and regain their customers. The disruption caused by COVID-19 […]

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Preparing For IR35? Here’s Two Ways To Stay Compliant and Cost-Effective

As the IR35 reform approaches, UK businesses have a choice: make a blanket inside determination and deter top talent away, or evaluate the status of contractors on a case-by-case basis (a task that’s both time-consuming and risky). But there is another way: partnering with an agency that can manage the risk for you. Recruiters with […]

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The Top Food Trends To Watch In 2021

Following the uncertainty of 2020, forecasting the future of the food and drink industry is challenging to say the least. But rather than dwelling on the negatives, it’s time to take a moment to look forward at all of the exciting things to come.  Below, we’ve gathered the top four food trends that we predict […]

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How To Kick-Start Your Hiring Strategy In 2021

Hiring quality talent is difficult. There’s no doubt about that. After all, finding someone with the right expertise, attitude and personality to fit into your already established team is not an easy feat. But how do you go about changing this? More specifically, what steps do you need to take to find candidates suitable for […]

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Brexit – Get Ready For The New Rules From January 2021

If you’re a food manufacturing business owner, it’s likely that you’ve got a lot on your plate right now. From new year strategies to IR35, there’s plenty of areas that need your attention. Not to mention the fact that Brexit is just around the corner.  While it may be one of the last things on […]

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Food Businesses: Lessons Learned From 2020

2020 has certainly been a year full of unexpected surprises, but let’s not focus on the negatives. Instead, let’s think of all the things we’ve learnt over the past 12 months. Perhaps, for you, it’s how to be more mobile and agile, or simply how to remain calm during challenging periods. Food and drink manufacturers […]

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IR35 – 4 Things Contractors Must Do Before Christmas

Think you’ve got all the time in the world to prepare for the IR35 reform in April? Perhaps you believe that as the responsibility is moving to the end client, you’ve got nothing to do? You’re wrong. There’s plenty you can be doing to ensure your compliance and, the sooner you take action, the better […]

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IR35 – 4 Things Businesses Must Do Before Christmas

Businesses have had a lot on their plate this year and, as we near 2021, it’s likely that strategies for the year ahead are taking priority. But there’s another thing to add to your to-do list: IR35 preparation.  It might have been delayed in 2020 but it’s still going ahead. Don’t worry though, as we’ve […]

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Our New Teams as a Service Solution

The IR35 reform is just around the corner, and both businesses and contractors need to be taking steps to prepare. But how? In an attempt to eliminate any risks and remove unnecessary costs, some businesses have cut their contractor workforce. But, there’s an alternative solution.  To help food and drink manufacturers prepare for the upcoming […]

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Interim or Permanent – Which Should You Choose?

Covid-19 made us all stop and think about the way we work and live. And many interim workers turned their attention to permanent vacancies in a bid to ensure a level of security. Here at Silven, we’ve seen a growing demand from candidates looking to move back into this area.  However, that’s not to say […]

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