Key Theme for Today…. Agency Worker Regulations 2010 How is the recruitment industry responding?. Objective of AWR. Main purpose = protection of temporary workers through the application of equal treatment
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Agency Worker Regulations 2010
How is the recruitment industry responding?
Main purpose = protection of temporary workers through the application of equal treatment
Equal treatment will be on the grounds of pay and basic working and employment conditions
The deal allows for 12 weeks of placement in the same
job before equal treatment applies
Day 1 rights (Hirer)
What is the UK Recruitment Industry:
Large Corporate Agencies
Master & Neutral Vendors
Contractor & Umbrella Companies
The REC Annual Recruitment Industry Trends 2009/10 survey:
Data supplied by CIPD
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
see the UK Regulations maintain important flexibilities
in the UK labour market and that they clearly define the responsibilities of all parties”.
Confederation of British Industry (CBI)
“Hiring activity is not always HR, it is often done by line managers who will extend an assignment week by week so are unlikely to know or follow a specific process”
“There will be a rocky period during implementation, but temporary workers are there to fulfill a need which won’t go away”
“Some industries and sectors won’t have pay scales and formal salary bandings”
What has the industry done?
23% of employers remain unaware of the regulations
44% of employers still undecided on approach
42% of employers not planning to change how they utilise flexible labour
13% prepared to pay higher rates of pay
83% of employers say their use of flexible labour will stay the same or increase over the next 12 months
Data supplied by REC – Jobs Outlook Sept 2011