Tags: Agency Workers

Fewer UK employers will reduce use of agency staff

International Law Firm Eversheds has recently conducted a study to gauge business reaction and identify what steps agencies and hirers anticipate when the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 come in to force, in just 4 months time on 1st October 2011. Three years ago, when the firm asked the same question, 64% of respondents indicated an…

Companies are better prepared for changes in AWR

New data highlights client approach to AWR implementation This month’s JobsOutlook survey provides an important update on how client organisations are approaching AWR implementation. Awareness levels are currently at over 70 per cent – significantly higher than 18 months ago. However, only 10 per cent of employers are currently planning to make specific changes ahead…

Kenexa wins contract to recruit 500 graduates per year for Standard Chartered Bank

Kenexa, a global provider of business solutions for human resources, is helping Standard Chartered Bank, to recruit 500 graduates per year in 30 countries across Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The multi-language, multi-location recruitment initiative will help the bank to select candidates for two graduate intake programmes: a two-year international management programme, for the…

No hiding for employees as AWR guidance is published

Adecco, the UK’s largest recruiter, warns that employers have less than five months to prepare Andy Smith, Head of Regulation and Employment Law, Adecco Group, UK & Ireland: “With less than five months to go until the Agency Worker Regulations (AWR) come into force, employers can no-longer afford to bury their heads in the sand.…

Final Agency Worker Guidance published

Last month the Government published a draft guidance document, aimed at clarifying how it anticipates the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 will apply in practice. A short period of consultation followed, culminating on Friday afternoon in the release of a final version of the guidance. For hirers, agencies and agency workers alike, the Guidance is likely…

Agencies are not promoting false self employment says Hadley

The notion that recruiters are “systematically” encouraging agency workers to declare themselves self-employed is a false, said Tom Hadley, director of policy and professional services at the Recruitment & Employment Confederation. Last month HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) announced it was to double its number of specialist officers cracking down on labour providers who fail…

Employers look to flexible agency staff as confidence builds

Confidence is continuing to rise among employers over their short term and long term hiring intentions, according to the REC’s March JobsOutlook. For the third consecutive month, the REC Confidence Index has risen to the highest point since April last year. Despite the ongoing uncertainties in the UK jobs market, employers are preparing to grow…