DTI must block ‘free route to full-time work’

first_imgTheDTI has been urged to rethink changes aimed at making it easier for temporaryworkers to become permanent employees by Team, the association of independentrecruitment firms.Lastmonth, industry minister Alan Johnson announced alterations to the EmploymentAgencies Act Regulations which Team claims lack clarity.Underthe reform, a company will not be charged a transfer fee by an agency if itrecruits a person previously employed as a temporary worker, providing thepermanent contract starts at least eight weeks after the original hiringfinishes. Team would prefer a 14-week limit, as it believes employers may usethe eight-week period as a free recruitment route for permanent staff.SimonGarbett, chief executive of Team, is pleased the Government has taken the viewsof industry into account, but said, “We would urge the DTI not to spend alittle longer to produce clear regulations that are non-bureaucratic and fairto an industry which has contributed more than any other in getting the joblesstotal below 1 million.”Garbettalso criticised part of the regulations that will mean recruitment firms willnot be able to delay paying a temporary worker even if they do not produce asigned timesheet.ADTI spokesperson said, “The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) hassaid it recognises this as a reasonable compromise that enables agencies toprotect their interest while the Government has protected those of temporaryworkers.” Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article DTI must block ‘free route to full-time work’On 27 Mar 2001 in Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Personnel Todaylast_img read more