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Temporary agency workers offer great flexibility as an additional labour resource. They can fill in staffing gaps, often at very short notice, and can be engaged for anything from a few hours to weeks or months at a time.
Under the Agency Workers Regulations 2010, on completing a qualifying period with a hirer, agency workers qualify for the same basic employment conditions that they would have had if directly recruited.
If an employer wishes to take on an agency worker as a permanent member of staff, it may have to pay a “transfer fee” (sometimes known as a “temp to perm” fee) to the agency supplying the worker.
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16 Sep 2020
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19 Aug 2020
Organisations are more likely to hire temporary workers than permanent staff over the next three months and demand for agency workers should remain high.
6 Aug 2020
The rate of decline in recruitment activity is slowing, starting salaries are falling and worker availability is on the up as the Bank of England cuts the severity of its forecasts for the UK economy.
25 Jun 2020
Bodies representing the recruitment sector have urged the Treasury to extend the 14-day statutory sick pay rebate to businesses with...
17 Jun 2020
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5 Jun 2020
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30 Apr 2020
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3 Apr 2020
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30 Mar 2020
Thousands of EasyJet and Virgin employees have been asked to work at the temporary NHS hospitals.
27 Mar 2020
Demand for temporary and permanent staff holds up well despite lockdown measures amid sharp, but predictable, fall in employer confidence.
23 Mar 2020
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20 Mar 2020
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19 Mar 2020
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