- What we do
Congratulations on your latest assignment and welcome to the BIE community. We look forward to working with you. If you haven’t already, please join us on our LinkedIn page where you’ll find useful regular updates and articles.
BIE works with companies going through change, supporting evolving businesses through a unique blend of business consultancy, interim management and executive search. This integrated solution allows us to support you and your business at every stage of your evolution. Our deep functional expertise cover:
This ensures that whatever evolutionary opportunity you face, we can find the leadership and internal capability to deliver.
Our experienced pool of top tier management consultants provide you with the independent, top-level view that will shape your business transformation. We can deliver you an individual or a team to achieve the outcomes you need and help you build the internal capability to become a more agile organisation.
Whether it’s identifying experts to strengthen your internal capability, replace talent, or create teams of specialists to enable evolutionary change or deliver major transformation, we work across the permanent and interim spectrum to provide you with the right people when you need them.
Now that you have accepted your new assignment through BIE, please send us the following information in order for us to draw up your contract:
Once we have received all of your details, we will draw up your contract for signing. If you have any questions regarding the contract, please contact your Business Support Manager (see below for contact details).
When we have received a signed contract from yourself and the client, our finance team will be in touch with log-in details to ETZ, our timesheet portal.
You will receive an Opt Out Notice with your BIE contract.
The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003 as amended ("the Conduct Regulations") govern the conduct of the private recruitment industry and establish a framework of minimum standards that candidates and clients are entitled to expect.
Interims can opt out of the application of the Conduct Regulations (except if the assignment involves working with children, the old or the infirm). Interims cannot opt out in respect of existing “positions” in which they are working (this is the wording in the Conduct Regulations).
Under Regulation 32(9) of the Conduct Regulations, if an interim company and its consultant both agree that the Conduct Regulations should not apply and give notice of that agreement to BIE, this notice is commonly known as an "opt-out notice".
It is the interim company's and consultant's choice whether or not to opt-out and the interim company and consultant should seek their own advice on whether or not to opt-out.
We operate a self-billing invoice system whereby we will draw up an invoice based on submission of your electronic timesheet. Payment runs are made monthly on the 15th (or next working day and are subject to 3 days clearing).
Please see the table below for the payment schedule (subject to change a day or two):
|Met Deadline||Late Deadline|
|Timesheet||Approved Timesheet Deadline (MIDDAY)||1st Schedule Payment Cleared Funds||2nd Schedule Payment Cleared Funds|
* November Time sheets to be submitted by 13th Dec to be included in run on the 20th. Any approved after this date will be paid on the 17th Jan 2020.
Once you have accepted an assignment through BIE you will receive your contract pack which you need to complete and return to us as soon as possible. As soon as we receive this we will set you up on ETZ, our online timesheet portal and you will be emailed your login details.
The way expenses claims should be submitted differs depending on whether you are working via a VAT registered or non-VAT registered company.
If your expenses claim is ready for submission, please enter the correct value on your ETZ timesheet for approval by your line manager (ensure the figure you enter is the total NET as the system will apply VAT).
Please ensure relevant copy VAT receipts are forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure your expenses are paid on time.You will receive more in-depth instructions with your ETZ log-ins.