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  • Hiring intentions at their highest lev...

    12 May 2014

    Hiring intentions among UK employers are at their highest for more than six years, according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s (CIPD’s) latest quarterly Labour Market Outlook.

    The ‘Spring 2014 Labour Market Outlook’ net employment... [Read Full Article]

  • REC JobsOutlook

    26 November 2013

    Employers predict rise in demand for permanent and temporary workers.

    Two thirds of bosses (66%) are planning to increase their permanent workforce in the next three months, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC... [Read Full Article]

  • REC Predicts Continued Upturn

    13 November 2013

    It seems that the recruitment industry is well on track to make up for ground lost between 2007 and 2009.

    We've have three consecutive years of growth, with total recruitment industry turnover at £26.5bn - a 3.1% increase from last year. And future prospects are good.... [Read Full Article]

  • Improved Rights For Agency Workers

    07 March 2013

    Agency workers to have improved rights after Commission helps woman win discrimination case.

    Agency workers are set to have better anti-discrimination rights after an Employment Tribunal awarded a woman over £35,000 for disability discrimination and unfair dismissal in a case f... [Read Full Article]

  • MPs call for action on expenses schemes

    23 November 2012

    A group of MPs today stepped up pressure on the government to take action on travel and subsistence expenses schemes.

    Led by Labour MP Michael Connarty, the group of five has produced an Early Day Motion calling for action in the 5 December Autumn Statement on the schemes run by some te... [Read Full Article]

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AWR Update

17 February 2012


It is now over 100 days since the AWR came into force!

The latest data and developments:

1. January’s REC/KPMG Report* on Jobs data showed a slight decrease in temp billings for the first time since July 2009. However, this is most likely linked to the economy than to any impact of the AWR – especially as the data covers the period immediately before the first 12 week qualifying period was reached.

2. The last Report on Jobs also shows that despite increasing economic uncertainty, the current state of the jobs market – and the demand for temporary staff in particular - is in a better shape than it was at the start of 2009.

3. The latest Jobs Outlook survey shows that demand for temporary staff has remained stable and is up on the same time last year despite the new regulations coming into force.

4. Over the next three months 84 per cent of employers are planning to either grow or keep their agency workforces at existing levels. Within this 27 per cent are planning to actually increase their temporary staff. Only 16 per cent of employers are planning any decrease which leaves a +11 per cent positive trend.

5. In the longer term, a total of 87 per cent of employers are looking to grow or keep their temporary staff levels the same over the next 12 months, with only 13 per cent planning a decrease in usage.

6. When asked specifically about the AWR, 65% of employers said that had not made any changes in the way they use agency workers since the new regulations came into force. 32% have made some changes, 3% were not sure.

*Source - REC