Tina Milton Recruitment agency Certes has added a number of extra perks to its contractor club which will either assist contractors in their working life, or make their leisure time more enjoyable.
Contractors can benefit from discounts on hardware, software, music, and videos via online shopping mall, jungle.com. Other benefits include a unified messaging service which allows email retrieval via the phone, and free Internet access.
The Certes Contractor Club was launched last summer to provide contractors with some of the benefits lost as a result of being employed by their own limited companies. The club offers include providing contractors with 20% discount on BUPA healthcare, Hewlett Packard training packages with up to a 12% discount rates and a number of financial services benefits.
Lucy Cheatham, group marketing manager at Certes said, "What we are offering to all contractors is more than just a perk. We are trying to minimise the sacrifices involved in becoming self-employed by sharing our corporate negotiating capacity with our contractors."
This was first published in March 2000