Our code of conduct
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At Originem, we know that when we employ freelancers and contractors on your behalf, that our reputation reflects on yours. We take this responsibility very seriously and go to great lengths to treat those temporary workers well – just as you would yourself.
When it comes to employment liability, the buck stops with us and we simply won’t stand for anything illegal or remotely unethical. We abide by the Code of Conduct set down by the Freelancers & Contractor Services Association (FCSA). And we pride ourselves on being on first-name terms with current employment law.
Here are few examples of the lengths we go, to look after the temporary workers we employ on your behalf and protect your, and our, hard-earned reputation:
Genuine take home pay calculation
Every new employee of Originem receives a genuine take home pay calculation in which real expense assumptions are made and shown. We don’t massage the figures to make things look even better than they already are. (You’d be surprised how many Wyatt Earp type employment companies do). We just make sure everything is 100% transparent.
Guaranteed hours contract
Before starting their assignment all of the temporary workers we employ on your behalf receive a detailed assignment schedule and employee handbook along with a guaranteed hours contract of employment with Originem. Both our Swedish Derogation and Parity of Pay contracts are fully compliant with AWR legislation.
CIPD qualified HR team
Our contractor employees also have access to a CIPD qualified HR team, who are available to talk to 8 hours a day/ 5 days a week. We also offer round-the-clock legal advice from highly experienced employment lawyers, who can help resolve employment law issues such as early assignment termination.
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A big part of the attraction of employment through Originem for temporary workers is the legitimate business expenses they can claim. As these are offset against tax, the result is an uplift in take home pay. At Originem, we insist that all expenses claimed are legitimately incurred and we discourage employees from rounding-up expense claims to the maximum limit allowed. It’s our way of ensuring that we and they don’t fall foul of the taxman.