agency workers regulations (awr)
The Agency Workers Regulations have changed the shape of temporary staffing. The regulations came into force on 1st October 2011 and the aim is simple: to give temporary works equal treatment in the workplace.
Businesses and candidates need to understand the implications of both day one rights and the 12 week qualifying period, certain day one rights apply NOW. On completion of the 12 week qualifying period with a single hirer, temporary workers may be entitled to the same basic working and employment conditions as a permanent employee.
Randstad is committed to working with you to help you interpret the legislation, understand the impact this will have on your business and the implementation of AWR. Below you will find a number of tools and news articles so that you can keep abreast of all the latest AWR developments:
For the official Agency Workers Regulations guidance from BIS, please click here.
Randstad is the second largest HR services company in the world and we have over 50 years' experience of supporting clients with new legislation. We have a dedicated AWR project group who, along with our Board of Directors, has helped to shape the recruitment landscape which we hope will be fair for all.
Important News on Agency Workers Regulations
Please click on the links below for industry news.
Employers should embrace the spirit of AWR, says Naylor
Organisations that fail to embrace the spirit of AWR could lose out in attracting talent, according to Ian Naylor, UK legal director for Randstad. Read more...
Randstad's UK-wide "Shifting Sands" Seminars focus on Agency Workers Regulations
Randstad is set to host a series of UK-wide seminars based on the findings of their latest published report ‘Shifting Sands’, which highlights the social, economic and government policy changes affecting the jobs market. Read more...
New agency worker rules come into force in the autumn. Anita Pati explains why social landlords should be aware of the implications now. Read more...