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Understanding Temp Responsibility

Understanding Temp Responsibility

Recent case law has highlighted the implied employment risks of engaging temporary workers and the benefits that recruitment consultancies can bring by assuming full responsibility as their contracted employer.

Thus Tate, one of the UKs leading recruitment specialist in the permanent and temporary commercial sector, commissioned a survey of employers and temporary workers to produce a report assessing their understanding of where the responsibility lies for temporary workers and of the forthcoming Agency Workers Directive (AWD) legislation.

Tate was delighted to launch The Tate Report at a breakfast seminar held at Shakespeares Globe on Tuesday, 17 March. The Tate Report was launched by Kevin Green, Chief Executive of the REC, and Julia Robertson, Managing Director of Tate.

Julia Robertson, said We all know that the use of temporary staff is vital for organisations who want to maintain their flexibility and competitiveness. It has always been thus, but today more than ever. Therefore Tate has decided to simplify issues for its customers and, as far as possible, mitigate any potential employment risk of using temporary workers for its customers by fully employing temporary staff on guaranteed hours contracts, commencing 6 April 2009.

Kevin Green commented the REC is always pleased to support member agencies that take the initiative through specific research projects such as these, and play an active role in leading the debate on key employment issues.

To offer their customers even more value from the morning, another key issue within the temp market place was addressed being the impact on discrimination laws in recruitment where Stewart George, associate trainer and tutor for the REC, provided an update on current case laws and demystified changes to the legal framework.

This year's Tate Report is the culmination of Tates very successful 7 Values Campaign which spoke about the two main things that differentiate Tate their core values and the way they live and breathe them, and the Tate Watertight Guarantee. Other elements were a well built in Africa (Respect), Feeding the Homeless (Solutions Oriented), and back in September under Collaboration", customers were invited to vote for the topic they most wanted Tate to research and "Implied Employment Risks of Engaging Temporary Workers" was the top vote winner


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