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27. 05. 2024

The Future of Remote Work in IT: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities

The COVID-19 pandemic revolutionized the way we work, especially in the IT sector. As businesses worldwide adapted to remote work, what was once considered a temporary solution has now become a significant trend. With advances in technology and shifting workplace dynamics, remote work in IT is set to continue evolving. Here’s a look at the future of remote work in IT, its challenges, and the opportunities it presents.
20. 05. 2024

Is AI in recruitment a good thing?

Is AI in recruitment a good thing? In an era defined by rapid technological advancement, it's no surprise that artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionising various industries, and IT recruitment is no exception. The integration of AI into recruitment processes brings both opportunities and challenges, reshaping the way talent is identified, assessed, and hired.
12. 05. 2024

Top 10 In-Demand IT Skills for 2024

As we plunge deeper into the digital age, the demand for skilled IT professionals continues to grow. Technological advancements, coupled with the ever-evolving landscape of industries, have reshaped the skill sets required to thrive in the IT sector. Whether you're a seasoned IT professional or an aspiring enthusiast, staying abreast of the latest trends and in-demand skills is crucial for career growth and relevance. So, let's delve into the top 10 in-demand IT skills for rest of 2024 that will shape the future of the industry.
02. 05. 2024

When Take Home Pay Appears Too Good To Be True: A Warning About Non-Compliant Umbrella Companies

When Take Home Pay Appears Too Good To Be True: A Warning About Non-Compliant Umbrella Companies For many contractors, umbrella companies offer a convenient way to handle their finances, especially for roles deemed inside IR35. They take care of tax deductions and National Insurance contributions, leaving you with a neat paycheck. But what happens if the umbrella company you choose isn't playing by the rules? This blog is all about protecting yourself from the pitfalls of non-compliant umbrella companies.
30. 04. 2024

Cyber Essentials Renewed

​GSA Techsource are pleased to announce we have successfully completed our Cyber Essentials certification for another year. The requirements continue to focus businesses on ensuring IT systems are robust, safe and secure, and are rightfully more challenging each year. The certification is essential for our Government framework agreements, but is also a great tool to help us ensure we are focused on all the areas that help us to be a cyber aware business.
06. 02. 2024

Clinical Coding jobs in the NHS

The NHS continues to experience unprecedented levels of patient activity as a knock on effect of Covid. NHS Trusts nationally have seen their workloads increase by 30% which has naturally caused a surge in demand both medical and non-medical staff. Because of these increased activity levels, the demand for contract Clinical Coders is continuing to grow at an unprecedented rate, with GSA delivering Clinical Coding contract services to more trusts across the UK than ever before. The demand for support has led NHS Trusts to adapt their ways of working and as a result, over half of the NHS Trusts we are now working with are offering some form of remote working whether that be in the form of hybrid working or fully remote based contracts. This has opened Clinical Coding contracting opportunities up to people that may have struggled previously for reasons such as not being able to drive or living in remote parts of the UK for example. It has also been excellent timing as it has helped Clinical Coders cope with the increased cost of living due to not having to spend as much time and money commuting. The good news in relation to the shift from fully office based to hybrid/ remote working models is that in our experience, NHS Trusts recognise that despite a potential reduction in costs to the contractor if people are working remotely, they are still asking for the same level of service from the contractors and are happy to commit to the same pay rates that are being agreed for office based roles. The increase to remote based pay and the flexibility around working hours because of working from home has meant there has never been a better time to explore contract Clinical Coding opportunities. If you or someone you know are interested in hearing more or want to be kept informed on the future of potential projects then please do get in touch with Tom Blakey for a confidential discussion about how we can help.