"When you are an employer, you should not only think parental or maternity leave, but also if you suddenly have a big project where you need extra help, but you know that the post will finish when the job is done, just look here".I added that. for anyone who is a job-seeker, a newly qualified candidate or just looking for a new challenge and maybe wants to have a European post on his or her CV, all they had to do was add their name to the database here.
While it's obvious that this service, or something like it, could be very useful for SOLO IP readers who run small practices. If more work comes in than can be easily handled, or if sickness or holidays put unpredicted pressure on the diary, it could be useful to identify and recruit some extra support. But when there isn't work coming in, and a practitioner has unproductive time on his or her hands, it could be a good way of filling in someone else's gaps.
What I'm curious to know is
- Is IPHire the only web-based service or are there others?
- Have any SOLO IP readers any personal experience of this or other services that might be valuable if shared with others?
- What problems and pitfalls should users bear in mind if offering or seeking services this way?