New rights for agency workers

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ONLY seven per cent of employers have assessed the impact of new rules on agency workers that come into force in October.

Recruitment and HR services giant Randstad, which has a base in Silbury Boulevard, Milton Keynes, has surveyed organisations and found only 37 per cent know of the Agency Workers Regulations.

Agency workers will receive the right to the same basic working and employment conditions as those in the equivalent permanent jobs

Randstad’s report, Shifting Sands, is at www.randstad.co.uk.