Christmas for many sectors means an influx of temporary workers. But to what degree should the employer brand be considered if the temps will be on their way in a matter of weeks? Georgina Fuller reports . Organisations employing seasonal workers will More...07 December 2012 09:25
Positive employment outlook set to remain for rest of 2012 The employment outlook for the rest of the year is set to remain positive, according to... More...12 November 2012 15:06
Controversy surrounding the Beecroft report reached new heights yesterday when the Government published it ahead of schedule, due to the emergence of leaked copy. The Government was set to publish the report later this week but, in light of the More...22 May 2012 18:02
The Agency Workers Regulations 2010 came into force on 1 October 2011 and are designed to create equal treatment in regard to pay and working conditions between agency workers and the hirer's permanent employees who work in comparable roles.
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I run a catering company that requires us to hire temporary staff depending on how busy we are. How will the new Agency Workers Regulations affect us?
The Agency Workers Regulations 2010 are aimed at providing agency workers with basic working and e More...06 October 2011 11:22
Lawyers secretly commissioned by the Prime Minister's office to examine the impact of the European Union's Agency Workers Directive have concluded that its UK implementation could be diluted, the Daily Telegraph has reported.
The Directive, which le More...06 September 2011 13:04
Employers have stepped up their use of flexible staffing while downgrading their plans to increase their permanent workforce, as economic uncertainty continues.
This is according to the latest JobsOutlook survey from the Recruitment and Employment C More...24 August 2011 09:54
A split is forming in the labour market as employment "radically" slows in the public sector and continues to grow in the private sector, according to the recruitment and employment confederation (REC).
The REC's claim is based on its "Report on job More...11 May 2011 10:42
The number of permanent and temporary appointments grew at a faster rate in January than at any time in the past six and seven months respectively. This is according to the Report on Jobs by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC More...09 February 2011 00:01
Schemes that operate at the moment allow part of employees’ pay, which would normally be subject to tax and NIC, to be replaced with expenses payments for travel The amendment means that expenses for travel to a temporary workplace and related subsiste More...22 December 2010 14:45
Snow, ice and extreme temperatures continue to plunge the UK into chaos, meaning that HR and employers have more people-related challenges than usual regarding: absence and attendance, pay, leave, health and safety and the rights of their staff. More...01 December 2010 15:54
A guide designed to help the NHS manage its temporary workforce and find the right mix of staff as it seeks to cut £500 million of agency spending by 2013/14 has been published by NHS Employers and the Department of Health. " Fle More...18 November 2010 11:35
Employers should brace themselves for a shortage of temporary agency cover over the busy Christmas period despite rising unemployment levels, according to new research. A survey of 2,500 recruitment agencies by de Poel, a purchaser of temporary labo More...16 November 2010 12:42
The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has hit back at what it described as the "systematic focus" on the cost of using locum staff rather than the benefits they bring to the NHS and other public sector employers.
The call followed the More...11 November 2010 16:37
A double-dip trend in employment "remains a possibility", with staff appointments in October increasing at their slowest rate for 14 months. According to the latest Report on Jobs from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) and KPM More...03 November 2010 09:35
Public sector employers must be allowed to hire agency temps to provide emergency cover for striking workers, a business group has warned as a new survey reveals industrial action could follow the imminent cuts. Half of the public sector em More...18 October 2010 12:30
The Government has been urged to do "everything possible" to combat the threat of increasing unemployment after demand for jobs grew at the slowest rate for a year in September. The latest Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG Repor More...06 October 2010 10:00
Employers have welcomed government plans to bring in legislation requiring them to offer flexible working to all employees.
A Hays poll of more than 1000 employers and staff found that more than half (55%) of firms were in favou More...27 July 2010 12:46
Private sector employers view flexible working as simply a cost benefit rather than a way of tapping into new skillsets and are at risk of missing opportunities to take advantage of the upturn and drive the recovery, a leading recruitment organisa More...06 July 2010 13:26
Recruitment and legal experts have dashed hopes that there are grounds for a legal challenge to the Agency Worker Regulations .
The Association of Recruitment Consultancies (ARC) revealed it has obtained legal opinion suggesting that parts More...15 April 2010 09:51