07 June 2011
Research: Many firms not making plans for AWR
Many firms across the UK are still unprepared for looming changes to the country's employment law, new research has shown.
A study published earlier this week (June 6th) by recruitment company de Poel has revealed that some 40 per cent of organisations across all sectors have made no internal provisions ahead of the implementation of the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) later this year.
As of October 1st, companies will be legally required to give temporary workers the same basic employment rights as their permanent members of staff after they have been with the firm for a period of 12 weeks.
The research found that while more than half - 60 per cent - of businesses feel these alterations are a step in the wrong direction, many are also seemingly reluctant to make changes to the way they operate to accommodate them.
Recently, Gillian Econopouly of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation called on firms to "put plans in place" for AWR sooner rather than later.
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Posted by Daniel Stevens