Under the new legislation, agency workers have the same entitlement to basic working and employment conditions as if they had been recruited directly by the hirer into the same role after completing a 12-week qualification period.
According to an Xpert HR poll, over 92 per cent of companies say that AWR has not affected their relationship with recruitment agencies at all, and none have witnessed a significant deterioration in their relationship.
Rachel Suff, author of the report, commented: "Some commentators envisaged that the introduction of the Regulations would therefore reduce the role of employment agencies in sourcing temporary labour, but has not happened to any significant extent."
Other results from the survey, which questioned 160 organisations across the UK, found that nine employers in ten have taken steps to inform line managers of the hiring organisation's new legal obligations under the AWR.
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Source: The Sales Executive News