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REC announces dates for forthcoming AWR Workshops

REC announces dates for forthcoming AWR Workshops
The Recruitment and Employment Confederation is stepping up its Agency Workers Regulations campaign from next month through a series of regional workshops at which members can learn more about how these industry-changing rules will impact on their businesses.
These workshops are the latest phase of the RECs ground-breaking AWR Implementation Pack which has been designed to give members the best information and advice possible ahead of the Regulations that come into force in October next year.
The half-day workshops which are being held in Birmingham, Leeds, London and Manchester from the end of September until mid- November will give participants a detailed understanding of what the Regulations will mean in practice and how their businesses can start preparing for the far-reaching changes which will result.
This is crucial because employer awareness of the Regulations is continuing to rise so one of the priorities is to ensure that agencies can respond to any questions posed by both current and prospective candidates.
Such has been the interest in the workshops that the London event is already fully booked and  a waiting list is being compiled in anticipation of another date being added.
The AWR Implementation Pack was launched in June and includes legal briefings, standard presentations and an impact assessment check-list. This was followed by the RECs first ever webinar in July during which nearly 250 members logged on to raise questions about specific aspects of the Regulations on which they wanted more information.
The REC has also held its first meeting with Edward Davey, the new Minister with responsibility for the AWR to make him fully aware of the recruitment industrys current concerns about certain aspects of the Regulations.
Commenting on the latest phase of the RECs AWR Implementation Pack, Kevin Green, the RECs Chief Executive, said:  We asked the Minister for early publication of the Regulations official guidance and until that  time, we will be rolling out events  including  these workshops so that our members can continue their business planning over the next 13 months until they  become law.
This is without doubt the most radical legislation the recruitment industry has ever faced so it is crucial that everyone working within it is fully aware of the far-reaching changes it will bring about to the day to day running of their businesses.
The workshops will be held at:
Birmingham, September 30
Leeds,        November 9
London,      November 10
Manchester,         November 18


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