Thursday, March 07, 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]
Friday, November 23, 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]
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
This month’s JobsOutlook report, from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation, shows employer confidence increased again in February and now stands at its highest level in the past 12 months. This reflects the steady improvement in hiring intentions that began in December.[Read Full Article]
Monday, March 19, 2012
REC/KPMG report shows recruitment is growing at its strongest pace since May 2011.
A growth of permanent staff placements was recorded for the second month running in February, and at the strongest pace since last May, according to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (R... [Read Full Article]
Friday, February 17, 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 th... [Read Full Article]
REC SAYS AWR TO GO AHEAD
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
The Recruitment and Employment Confederation reports that it has today received confirmation from Government that, despite media reports of a high-level review, the Agency Work Regulations (AWR) will come into force as planned.
According to a just-released REC statement, Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) officials advised the REC that AWR implementation will go ahead as expected. Senior members of the department will also continue to meet with the REC over the coming months to monitor the impact of the new regulations.
Commenting, Kevin Green, REC Chief Executive said: "Whilst we would have welcomed any moves to make life easier for our members, it was always unlikely that any changes would be made at this late stage.
"We have written to the Prime Minister this week to emphasise the need to monitor the practical impact of the regulations on the industry, and we will continue to push for an early review.
"Our other ongoing priority is to continue helping members to prepare, and to influence how employers respond by underlining the ongoing benefits of a flexible workforce."