Contractors and clients wishing to "find each other" without paying for the services of a middleman can do so via the recently launched No-Agency.com website.
Marketing itself as an alternative to traditional recruitment agencies, the site allows contractors to post their CVs on-line and to negotiate job contracts directly with end user clients, for a fee of £10 per week.
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By eliminating the client's payment of an agency margin, the company says it hopes to increase the potential earnings of contractors by allowing them to charge higher rates.
Furthermore, by only accepting the details of contractors available for work immediately onto its database, No-Agency.com says clients - who get to search the site for free - can be assured of finding the "most suitable staff, quickly and efficiently".