Temporary Workers Are Critical To The Economy!

Latest data shows that temporary and contract workers played a critical role in UK’s economy during the pandemic, with 980,000 temporary workers on assignment every day during 2020.  Despite this being the height of the pandemic when so much was turbulent and unpredictable, the use of temporary workers was approximately the same as for 2019.  […]

Surge in Demand for Temporary Workers

Employers’ intentions to hire temporary agency workers jumped in the three months to March as lockdown measures started to lift, according to new data. The REC’s latest JobsOutlook survey indicates that hiring intentions for temporary agency workers in both the short (net: +19) and medium (net: +23) term rose to the highest since mid-2018. This […]

015 Routes to Market – Different Types of Contracts With Recruitment Agencies

If you’re completely new to finding work via a recruitment agency then you can be forgiven for being overwhelmed by the various contractual options you might be offered.  There is a confusing array of choice, and each one has different tax and employment rights implications.  To bring some clarity to a very confusing subject, we […]

011 Why is the recruitment industry often vilified, and does it matter?

Recruitment is often a vilified profession, much-maligned by candidates who feel they are poorly treated.  And as our audience (you!) consists of agency workers we thought we should examine why.  To help us do that, we spoke to Tim Jacob who has some 25 years experience as a recruiter and now advises recruitment firms on […]

008: The Impact of Brexit on Agency Workers and Recruiters

We all know that Brexit has now happened, but do you know what the impact will be on agency workers and recruiters?  It’s a big change for the UK, so today we’re talking to Lewina Farrell, a solicitor with many years’ experience of the recruitment agency sector, about what exactly Brexit means for us.  This […]

000: Empowering agency workers – trailer episode

In this trailer episode, Julia talks about her background, why she has started this podcast, who it’s for, and the exciting line up of topics that she will be covering. She talks about the increasing number of temporary and agency workers in the UK right now, and how this type of work will be essential […]