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REC: 12 weeks on from AWR and temp demand remains strong!

20th December 2011

REC: 12 weeks on from AWR and temp demand remains strong!

This comes alongside the nearing of the first tranche of workers qualifying for extra rights under the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) having been in their position for over 12 weeks – which comes into effect on 24 December.

On the permanent side, the JobsOutlook shows that more companies are much more confident about hiring full-time employees, with 68% planning to hire in the next three months, compared to just 14% this time last year.

The only sector in the report to have seen an uptake in both permanent and temporary hiring intentions in both the short (three months) and long (twelve months) term was medical, nursing and social care. No sector saw a decline across all four of those indicators.

Professional and managerial roles were seen as the most likely to experience talent shortage for both permanent and temporary roles in the upcoming year, followed on both sides by computing, IT and telecoms staff.
REC chief executive Kevin Green says: “There is no doubt that the AWR has created significant cost and bureaucracy for agencies.

“The main impact to date has been the development of new supply models rather than any sort of collapse in demand for temp and contract labour. These are trends that we will continue to track as we approach the first 12 week milestone.”





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