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News of 6prog [the 2nd half of the year starts now] - Issue #12

News of 6prog
News of 6prog [the 2nd half of the year starts now] - Issue #12
By AndyAt6prog • Issue #12 • View online
Action. That’s the name of the game after the summer.
A client once said to me the three months of September, October and November are always the busiest of the year for a few reasons:
  • It’s the ‘2nd half’ of the year so people expect to do more in the same amount of time. [check the calendar dude]
  • Expectations are screwed from a summer of booze and sport (or sport and booze) - ergo, we come back to work feeling like we are a superhero. [99% of us are not]
  • Bonuses are based on performance running up to Christmas
  • Pressures on because August is the most popular month to move house AND divorces happen in January [related? this guy thought so]
So - this newsletter 12 is dedicated to action.

Getting good suppliers
It’s all about the money. Or is it? Rates are increasing alongside perm salaries, the contract market is more buoyant than ever. There are some easy swaps you can make though. Checkout https://www.6prog.com/app/calculator to see if you can lower the cost of working with your suppliers. It means you can share the saving with them.. and therefore no need to get more budget raise meetings in with your boss.
Below is an article published by Simon Moore on ContractorUK discussing the increase in fees.
How Much?
Clients told to stump up premiums, as IT contractor demand continues to soar
It's not only about the money
I ran a poll recently to see where the value really is for suppliers and it wasn’t all Jerry Maguire, it was actually a bit more Jesse J. {citations at the end of this email}
Checkout the comments. Money isn’t the motivator you thought it was, albeit Simon (above) is right.
Andy Barnes 🌱 on LinkedIn: #business #work #thepowerofattraction | 33 comments
add your thoughts to the poll
add your thoughts to the poll
Free OA Report: Networked Organisation
Finding clients
Help Me Find a Job Emails to Send to Your Network | The Muse
Events to book
Sept 2nd IPSE
New Posts (a 'pre-project' status)
Posts exist for 30 days and are a great way for businesses to state what they are looking for. Less ‘job board’ and more ‘talent attraction’.
The Talent
Project Management
Software Development
Data
6prog Community Manager
Please add your 6prog URL in slack ‘available today’ to feature here
6prog slack
Citations
Show Me the Money!   Jerry Maguire 1 8) Movie CLIP (1996) HD
Show Me the Money! Jerry Maguire 1 8) Movie CLIP (1996) HD
Jessie J - Price Tag ft. B.o.B
Jessie J - Price Tag ft. B.o.B
Last action, if you can, share this with someone who wants to see contract-consulting made better; outside IR35 engagements simpler and happier workers doing great projects; ‘cos that’s what I want too.
Cheers,
Andy
1: Open 6prog  In Pad, click on "Add Contacts"
1: Open 6prog In Pad, click on "Add Contacts"
2: Edit Contact  Fill in the boxes and save.
2: Edit Contact Fill in the boxes and save.
3: Invite  In the pending panel, click invite.
3: Invite In the pending panel, click invite.
4: Type something nice  Add some comments if you like and click "Invite"
4: Type something nice Add some comments if you like and click "Invite"
Cool beans! You’ve invited your first contact.
Have a great weekend.
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