Tags: temporary workers

European Parliament has passed a directive which rules temporary workers will have the same rights as their permanent colleagues. The Agency Workers Directive states temporary workers will get the same pay and basic working conditions as permanent staff after being employed for 12 weeks. Great Britain agreed to the directive on the condition it would…

Employers can help to reduce stress among their workforce by adopting a flexible staffing approach, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has claimed. The organisation was responding to a recent report by the Trades Union Congress, which pointed to excessive workloads as a major driver of workplace stress. REC acknowledged that increased workloads – which…

The market in the UK for temporary staff is "very strong" at the moment, it has been suggested. According to Tom Hadley, director of external relations at the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, statistics indicate that the demand for temporary workers is high at present. He said: "It could be strong perhaps because employers are worried…

The number of temporary jobs available in the UK rose in February this year at its fastest rate for three months. According to the latest figures from accounting group KPMG and the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), the rate of temporary job creation rose from an index of 53.1 in January to 56.4 last month.…