Contract staffing

Whether you are looking for interim or contract workers CK are known for sourcing high quality staff. We understand you, your business needs, and the fast-paced and innovative environment in which you work. So we know that sometimes your need for temporary staff can be reactive and out of the blue.

That’s where we can help. Our speed of response and flexible service means we can supply you with the right staff, with the right skills to time and budget.

We have been providing staff on a contract and temporary basis for our clients for more than 28 years and are proud to have service agreements with 80% of the world’s most successful scientific organisations.

Benefits of working with us:

Not only do we offer years of experience of working with global pharmaceutical companies to new start up enterprises but we also have an efficient and comprehensive payroll, timesheet, screening and HR support system. Take a look here:

Contract options

CK Group can engage with your chosen contractor in one of three ways, depending on the nature of the requirement and the individual’s preferred way of working:


If the contractor is engaged by CK Group on a PAYE basis, a fixed term, full contract of employment is issued and CK Group takes responsibility for all employment related matters including:


For those looking for interim staffing solutions but need to provide payroll through an external party, CK can do this on your behalf. The benefits of this service include:

  • Contracts can be agreed within 24 hours
  • You review, authorise or reject timesheets online
  • Payment can be made in Sterling or Euros.
  • Providing workers with an itemised pay statement.
  • Complying with national minimum wage law
  • Making statutory payments eg maternity, ordinary, paternity, additional paternity, and sick pay in line with current legislation
  • Only making lawful deductions
  • Complying with Pension Legislation and Auto Enrolment 

HR Support

We provide our contract workers and clients with a HR Support network which offers

  • Performance reviews
  • Absenteeism tracking
  • General support and advice

Limited company

A contractor working through their own Limited Company is employed by that company, which is engaged under a contract for services by CK Group. Their own company deals with all employment matters, which can simplify certain aspects of the engagement from an administrative point of view. CK Group ensures that the company is bona fide and makes all necessary due diligence checks.


Contractors can elect to work through an umbrella company from CK Group’s list of preferred suppliers, all of which have been thoroughly vetted for legal and HMRC compliance. In this case, the umbrella company employs the contractor, which again can simplify certain aspects of the engagement from an administrative point of view. The future of the umbrella option is currently under question in the face of new legislation taking effect in April 2016, the full details of which are still to be confirmed. However CK Group can very quickly and easily switch an umbrella workers to the PAYE option if necessary.

Whatever the preferred working method of your chosen contractor, you can rest assured that CK Group is expert in issuing the appropriate and correct contract in each case, ensuring all round compliance and peace of mind.

Payroll alternatives post IR35

The IR35 regulations have not changed but how they are to be administered will. This means that many personal service companies and their employees could well be impacted by the changes and will be asked to work in a different way. CK Group have a tried and tested payroll service that has been used by clients and contractors for the last 28 years to provide compliant PAYE solutions.

Do you engage contractors?
If you engage contractors through personal service companies (ltd co) and have undertaken your assessment as to whether or not they are inside or outside IR35 and found that they are “in”, you may well be looking for an alternative legally compliant way to engage these workers. This is where CK can help. We offer a scalable payroll solution for contractors from a single person through to teams into the hundreds. We have a track record of compliance and a high level of customer service. We can engage these workers on your behalf and offer them a PAYE contract and a simplified single monthly invoice for the service. Speak to CK about how we can transfer your workers and save you money in the process.

Are you a contractor that will be impacted by IR35?
If you are a contractor seeking a platform to be able to deliver your flexible services to your client, CK Group are able to offer you a payroll solution with weekly or monthly payroll, expenses processing, access to a private health scheme and pension facilities. Unlike umbrella companies, CK Group will not charge you for this service.


Our dedicated screening team verifies all candidates before they start work. This process starts before you even receive a CV, as all potential candidates are expected to complete an application form which requests information such as reference details, proof of ID, qualifications and right to work in the UK. If a candidate is offered a position and accepts, it’s the screening team that then follows up any references and authenticates stated qualifications. This is a vital process as it ensures that your new worker is qualified, eligible and validated before they commence work with you.

Online timesheets

Our online system has been introduced to streamline the approval process for working hours and expenses as it enables timesheets to be completed, submitted, approved and processed electronically.

The benefits of this system include:

  • Reduces processing time and data entry errors
  • Allows secure authorisation to eliminate the need for signatures
  • Automatic record-keeping, with no need for data entry
  • Timesheets can be submitted and approved remotely
  • Automatic reminders are sent out to prevent delays in the payroll process

For more information on our contract working options and benefits contact us here

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