AWR Monitor Shows Demand Is Still Strong For Temporary And Contract Staff

11 - 04 - 2012

The overall demand for temporary and contract staff has remained strong despite a slight blip in some sectors says Tom Hadley, Director of Policy and Professional Services at the REC.

The REC has published the latest monthly AWR Monitor. This tracks the impact of the Agency Workers Regulations by collating the latest data on the agency market as well as the practical feedback from recruiters.
Mr Hadley said that:
 “Implementation has been a huge challenge and the regulations have created specific issues in a number of sectors. However, the AWR has also provided an opportunity for many agencies to build stronger links with clients and to demonstrate their ability to make the new rules as workable as possible.”

“Looking ahead, a key priority is to continue actively promoting the benefits of temporary and contract work through ongoing research and initiatives such as the Flexible Work Commission”.
The AWR monitor shows specific implications in sectors such as driving, industrial and education. However, the REC’s JobsOutlook report shows that the majority of employers are still planning to increase or maintain their temporary workforce.
As yet there are few signs of workers instigating tribunal claims for breaches of the Agency Workers Regulations.
For the full article and key messages from the latest AWR Monitor from the REC – click here
For more information on the Agency Workers Regulations from our Umbrella Payroll Company, Foremans (UK) Ltd, - click here






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