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Tuesday 31 May 2011

AWR implementation awareness increases

A significantly higher proportion of businesses are now aware of the implementation of Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) than 18 months ago, the latest survey has found, though the percentage could still be higher.

According to a poll carried out by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, 70 per cent of UK firms are now aware of the rollout of AWR on October 1st this year.

However, only ten per cent have made the necessary changes to deal with the implementation of the regulations, with 42 per cent considering their options.

Gillian Econopouly, the REC's head of policy, said these figures underline how important it is for recruiters to be engaging with clients.

"For some employers, the AWR has been a catalyst for a more fundamental review of how they use flexible staff, with many businesses planning to actually increase their use of agency staff over the next 12 months," she added.

Earlier this month, the government published its final draft of guidelines for AWR, which are intended to help companies prepare for the October 1st implementation date.

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Source: The Sales Executive News

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