The REC will be taking the chair at the Managing a Temporary Workforce conference in central London on April 29.

The one day conference, organised by Symposium Events, will focus on the legal and practical implications of the Agency Workers Regulations which come into force in October next year as well as identifying the general trends in the way employers manage their flexible staffing arrangements.

The REC will give the opening address. Other speakers at the conference include the British Chambers of Commerce and leading employers and employment lawyers.

Ahead of the event, Tom Hadley, the REC’s Director of External Relations, comments:”The conference will provide a further insight into how employers are approaching the new regulations and the support they are looking for from their recruitment providers. It will also provide a unique platform for highlighting the industry’s perspective and the added value that agencies can deliver in preparing for the changes.

“With a number of high-profile public sector employers taking part, we will also be taking forward some of the core messages in the REC’s current Public Sector Resourcing Campaign. Flexible staffing arrangements are part of the solution in terms of developing effective resourcing strategies and maintaining front line delivery of services.”

The REC has secured a 25 per cent discounted rate for members wishing to attend the event. More information is available at http://www.symposium-events.com/temporaryworkforce

For more information on the REC’s Public Sector Resourcing Campaign go to: http://www.rec.uk.com/resourcing