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Wed 3rd June, 2010
US drug DTC advertising looks like further falls in 2009...
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Wed 3rd June, 2010
US drug DTC advertising looks like further falls in 2009...
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FAQs

There are several frequently asked questions (FAQs) we get about contracting and these are answered below. If you have a question outside of this, please contact us and we will get back to you with an answer.

 
 
  • What's the difference between Contracting and Consulting?

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  • How do you charge for contracting jobs?

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  • Do you charge for travel time?

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  • Are there any extra costs, apart from the hourly contracting rate?

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  • What insurance cover do you have for contractors working at clients' offices or premises?

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  • Do you only work for one client at a time?

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  • What hours do you work?

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  • Do you work for clients in competitive areas?

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  • What sort of work do you contract to do?

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  • How do you get paid?



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    What's the difference between Contracting and Consulting?

     

    While both require experienced workers, the differences relate to the type of work involved, resources required and specialist knowledge required.

    A marketing contractor:
  • Works on specific tasks as directed by the client within a specific time frame. The tasks may vary from low level to higher level marketing and may be tactical or strategic.
  • Is given task-oriented work that is usually related to a specific employment position in marketing operations and the degree of difficulty varies depending on the level of position i.e. junior, middle or senior marketing management.
  • May have deep specialised strategic knowledge but does not give advice. They fulfil tasks requested by the client.
  • Will usually be provided with resources on-premises to complete the tasks.
  • Will work on the client's premises or as requested during business hours.
  • In comparison, a marketing consultant:
  • Is expected to design, develop and implement a project by planning an overall approach, different project stages, tasks, resourcing and related budget. Most consultancy projects require a high level of analysis and strategic planning.
  • Is expected to have a level of specialised expert knowledge about the industry and specific project area so they can provide insights, highlight potential obstacles and barriers as well as make strategic recommendations.
  • Provides advice to clients based on their expert knowledge.
  • Is expected to have access to their own resources including a range of information, research and industry specific publications.
  • Is expected to work in their office or premises.

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    How do you charge for contracting jobs?

     

    We charge by the hour. Our fees do not include travel time to and from the clients' offices only time spent in their office doing contracting, unless otherwise requested or agreed with the client.


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    Do you charge for travel time?

     

    Travel time is only included when working for the client, at their office and travelling to third party offices as part of the daily working responsibilities. This would always exclude any amounts incurred for normal daily travel from home to and from the client's office.


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    Are there any extra costs, apart from the hourly contracting rate?

     

    Not usually. The hourly contracting rate includes all our normal operating costs. We do not charge for petrol or travel fares related to travelling to and from a client's office. For travel outside of this e.g. to the airport or interstate, then the client will be expected to pay for these additional charges e.g. parking, airfare, taxis etc.


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    What insurance cover do you have for contractors working at clients' offices or premises?

     

    Oz Pharma carries insurance cover for Public Liability, Professional Indemnity and Workers Compensation insurance.


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    Do you only work for one client at a time?

     

    Not always. It depends on how many hours a week are required by a client at any one time.


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    What hours do you work?

     

    We work the hours required by our clients. This is usually normal work hours during Monday-Friday. However, we can be flexible and work outside these hours, as agreed with the client. We work part-time or full-time as per the client's needs.


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    Do you work for clients in competitive areas?

     

    Our contractors will never work on competitor products or areas at the same time. We usually won't work in competitive markets until a significant time period has passed between contracts, so there is no conflict of interest.


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    What sort of work do you contract to do?

     

    We do a range of marketing work from minor projects to divisional business plans. There are no specific marketing areas we do not cover we do what our clients consider of value.


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    How do you get paid?

     

    We usually organise with our clients to be paid either weekly or monthly, depending on client needs. For contracting jobs, we complete a weekly timesheet, which when authorised forms the basis of our invoicing. Click here for copy of time sheet.


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