Speaking to the BBC's On The Money podcast, Andrew Cave, head of policy at the Federation of Small Businesses, said the introduction of so much employment legislation recently has been 'schizophrenic'.
Last weekend saw the implementation of Agency Workers Regulations and the scrapping of the Default Retirement Age, with the coalition this week pledging to reduce the legislative burden on employers looking to hire people for sales jobs and other roles.
Mr Cave welcomed the work the government has done and the changes it has made, but said it is impossible to simplify an entire system in one fell swoop.
"Talking to businesses, in the work we do, there is a reluctance to take staff back on again when all you hear over the airwaves is the introduction of yet more burdensome employment laws," he added.
Ensuring that red tape is removed completely is the best way to bring about an increase in recruitment and boost employer profits, and it is pleasing to see the government is heading in the right direction in this regard, Mr Cave suggested.
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