REC meets BIS to discuss draft AWR Guidance

Speaking following the meeting the Head of Public Policy at the REC, Gillian Econopouly, said that \”This was an excellent opportunity to take stock and to take forward some of the initial feedback and comments we have already received from members.  The draft guidance already provides useful clarity on a number of areas such as definition of pay and the means of demonstrating equal treatment but there are other areas where recruiters have asked for more detail. Yesterday\’s discussions confirmed that although this is a very short consultation there is a genuine opportunity to provide input and to help make the final version as useful as possible for recruiters and client organisations.\”

To view the draft Agency Worker Regulations guidance please see the link

The implementation of the Agency Worker Regulations will bring about a major shift in the way the temporary workforce operates and will see agencies and umbrella companies vary there business structure significantly. With some predicting the end of the temporary workforce, Andy Smith, the Head of Regulation and Employment Law at the Adecco Group has moved to reassure businesses by saying ‘there is no reason why they cannot continue to benefit from this valuable element of the workforce post October’.

According to Mr Smith “The publishing of the draft guidance offers a stark reminder to HR professionals that it is now just six months to go until the regulation comes into effect. It is essential that those organisations which have not already begun to assess the impact this regulation will have on their business and their staffing strategies take action to prepare. Using agency workers is a key strategy in workforce management for many businesses and by taking the necessary action now, there is no reason why they cannot continue to benefit from this valuable element of the workforce post October”

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