Tags: Agency Workers

Employment Appeal Tribunal rules agency workers get no preference for permanent roles

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held Regulation 13 of the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (“AWRs”) only entitles agency workers to be informed about relevant vacancies at an employer where they work. They are not entitled to be recruited preferentially.

Half of employers expect to increase staff levels over next year

Almost six out of ten companies surveyed by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation in September said they intended to hire more permanent staff between now and Christmas. The latest JobsOutlook also reports a jump from 43 percent to 50 percent in the proportion of employers that expect their permanent headcount to increase over the next…

Orion Group to expand internationally with £62m funding support from RB.

Leading international and independent recruitment agency Orion Group (Orion) has agreed a £62m funding package with the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) as it looks to expand internationally into key markets in South America and Asia Pacific. Orion operates across a number of engineering industries, ranging from renewables to aerospace and construction to mining, but…

Resourcing Operations Manager at Centrica Appointed to Tempo Steering Group

Tempo, the alliance for recruitment agencies and hirers that is committed to raising standards in the temporary recruitment industry, has announced that Kate Wilding, Resourcing Operations Manager at Centrica, has been appointed to be one of the client representatives on the Steering Group of tempo. Kate Wilding is a noted figure in the recruitment industry,…

Council guilty of breaching Agency Workers Regulations

A decision by an Employment Tribunal on Tuesday 5 February confirms that more than 150 Barnet Council workers are likely to receive compensation worth hundreds of thousands of pounds. The Employment Tribunal in Watford ruled that the Council failed to provide information on the number of agency workers it employed, which breaches the rules introduced…

Council guilty of breaching Agency Workers Regulations

A decision by an Employment Tribunal on Tuesday 5 February confirms that more than 150 Barnet Council workers are likely to receive compensation worth hundreds of thousands of pounds. The Employment Tribunal in Watford ruled that the Council failed to provide information on the number of agency workers it employed, which breaches the rules introduced…

CBI issues priorities for Agency Workers Regulations review

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has set out its analysis of the impact of the Agency Workers Regulations (AWRs) and issued its priorities for the upcoming Government review of the Regulations a year after they came into force. Research by the CBI has shown that 57% of firms that use temps have reduced their…

Police must change photograph policy following court ruling

The Equality and Human Rights Commission intervened in a test case in which the High Court has ruled that the police cannot keep photographs of people without criminal records or those not found guilty. The judges agreed with the Commission’s submission that unless someone has been charged with, or convicted of, a crime it is…

Ignorance of recruitment legislation puts industry at risk in run up to Games

Complying with Agency Worker Regulations vital, warns Goldteam. As food manufacturers and hospitality operators plan to employ thousands of temporary staff to cope with an Olympic summer, Rafiq Chohan, managing director of recruitment specialist Goldteam, warns that ignorance of recruitment legislation can land employers in hot water. Chohan explains: “With just over 100 days until…

Employer confidence at record high

The latest issue of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s JobsOutlook, the monthly survey of employers’ hiring intentions, shows employer confidence grew throughout the first quarter of 2012 to reach its highest level since the survey began in March 2009. Employers intend to hire more staff in both the short and long term, with a particular…