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Agency workers will not be considered for internal vacancies on the same terms as permanent employees.

Posted by Jarrod Mollison on 14 Jan 2021

An important recent ruling has set the tone for agency workers who apply for internal vacancies at the companies that they are working at.

In December 2020, The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that agency workers are not entitled to apply for and be considered for vacancies on the same terms as directly recruited employees under the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (AWR).

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Topics: agency worker regulations, employment tribunal

IR35 is Coming Soon……. Are You Ready?

Posted by Jarrod Mollison on 16 Nov 2020

Changes to IR35 legislation were due to be implemented in April 2020 but due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Government announced in March 2020 that the IR35 reform was being delayed by a year until April 2021 to allow for a focus on business survival rather than increasing the compliance load at a time of uncertainty.

The 12-month delay gave companies the opportunity to prepare further, but if you are honest, are you really ready?

What is IR35?

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Topics: IR35 Changes, Off Payroll Working IR35, IR35 April 2021

Furlough Scheme is Coming to an End... Strategies to Save Money on Agency Labour

Posted by Jarrod Mollison on 29 Sep 2020

The furlough scheme is coming to an end at the end of October and it will be replaced with the Job Support Scheme from November 2020 until 30th April 2021.

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Topics: furlough scheme, furlough scheme ending, Strategies, save money on agency labour, Job Support Scheme

What Do You Prefer: Remote Working, Office Working or Hybrid Working?

Posted by Jarrod Mollison on 27 Aug 2020

Are you enjoying remote working? Or do you prefer going back to the office? Or maybe you are in between the two?

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Topics: Remote Working, Personality Types

Increase in Temporary Employment During COVID-19 in UK- Is Temporary Work the New Normal?

Posted by Jarrod Mollison on 30 Jul 2020

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to affect every single area of our lives, the labour market remains under severe pressure, but there are early signs that the decline is slowing.

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Topics: Temporary labour supply chain

Who is really looking after the elderly in care homes - Crisis in Care Recruitment?

Posted by Jarrod Mollison on 03 Jul 2020

Working in the care sector has long been the preserve of those who really want to make a difference to people’s lives. Those that have chosen to invest their time into a career in care have experienced the benefits that it can bring, but there are still huge gaps in the numbers of people needed.

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Topics: care, care sector, elderly care, legislation, UK, nursing homes, COVID-19

Neutral Vendor vs Master Vendor? A Guide to the Key Differences

Posted by Jarrod Mollison on 03 Jul 2020

If your organisation hires temporary and contract workers, you may have considered appointing a company to manage this on your behalf. You may have heard the terms master vendor and neutral vendor, but do you know what the key differences are? To help you with this we have put together this guide to highlight the key differences.

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Topics: Managing Temporary Labour, Benefits of RPO, Recruitment Trends, Temporary labour supply chain

Six Top Tips for Saving Money on Agency Labour

Posted by Jarrod Mollison on 26 Mar 2020

The benefits of managing agency labour spend effectively includes cost-savings, legislative compliance and a more engaged supply chain. Despite this, management of agency spend is not always prioritised.

The facts are, that it can be difficult to get right - particularly if you operate in multiple locations with many different suppliers.

We have compiled six ways to help you better manage agency labour - and save money.

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Topics: Saving money on agency labour

Enabling visibility and control in your temporary labour supply chain

Posted by Jarrod Mollison on 23 Mar 2020

The drive for organisational improvements and a competitive landscape are just a few reasons why businesses seek new ways to reduce costs and improve financial stability. Executives and Directors are under extreme pressure to reduce expenditure and improve the bottom line. This report highlights the significant benefits (both financial and process) of efficient temporary workforce management.

This is no easy task - there are many barriers to having full visibility of your contingent labour spend. Factors that make this difficult may include: siloed business working, regionalised P&L reports, incorrect cost coding and lack of consolidated reporting. On top of this, resource constraints — specifically, lack of procurement time & resource and technologies to support — make this a goal difficult to achieve.

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Topics: Temporary labour supply chain

Parental bereavement leave changes: What employers need to know

Posted by Jarrod Mollison on 25 Feb 2020

Dealing with the loss of a child is an unthinkable tragedy, and the UK Government will lead the way in changes to paid parental bereavement leave from April 2020.

According to ACAS, 1 in 10 employees will be affected by the death of a loved one, and until now there has been no legal obligation for employers to offer paid leave for parents who have lost a child. The Employment Rights Act 1996, states that employees have the right to take ‘reasonable time’ off to deal with an emergency – but does not allow for further time off work to grieve.

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Topics: Parental bereavement leave