de Poel has received further press coverage through enlightening statistics on the Agency Workers Regulations and how this has effected the use of temporary agency labour in different industry sectors. In the article, Financial News use the unique de Poel figures to confirm that since AWR has been implemented, a temporary agency workforce is remaining a popular choice among employers.
Through in depth and insightful statistics, the UK's number one procurer of temporary agency labour de Poel, has once again received press coverage in HR Magazine. In this article, the effects of the Agency Workers Regulations is discussed, six months after this legislation was implemented.
As the first 12 weeks’ qualifying period expires for Northern Ireland, early signs show that, even though the AWR has had a significant effect on cost and bureaucracy, companies have not been deterred from using temporary agency labour, with demand remaining strong.
The AWR came into effect in Northern Ireland on the 5th December, with many concerns still prevalent. One of the main concerns is that some employers seem reluctant to work with agencies on ensuring compliance with this new legislation.
This weekends Guardian featured a focus article on the Agency Workers Regulations, including a Q&A from de Poel's Legal Director Joe Tully.
When Steven Clarke gave up the comfort of salaried life and started selling his wares on the open market as an IT contractor, he was slap, bang in the middle of the IT bubble. Demand for his skills was at a premium and he pocketed some serious money: "In one month I earned £17,000," he claims.
Recent reports in the press suggest one in three employers are 'to sack agency workers' before the Agency Workers Regulations 12-week qualifying period. But it doesn’t have to be that way if you manage your temporary agency workers correctly.