Temporary working on the increase as unemployment remains high
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...baited breath to see whether the Agency Workers Regulations has affected the way in which organisations operate with a temporary agency workforce. Our data indicates that the AWR has not directly impacted the use of temporary staff and that any changes are more related to the economic climate and specific industry trading patterns.
“As companies expand their temporary workforce, it is ever more important to manage temporary agency spend tightly, especially if they are to survive in today’s unstable economy.
“The fragmented nature of the recruitment industry means often companies are unclear on how much they pay out on temporary labour as well as where and how spend is allocated. Having in place standard pricing structure and service level agreements helps manage and reduce costs, as well as improve agency service delivery. Absolute visibility of spend is also paramount in order to remain compliant with the AWR.”
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