From 1 October new laws were introduced to give agency workers similar rights in pay and benefits as their permanent colleagues.
As mentioned, there has been an increasing trend in employers taking on temporary and contract staff over the last couple of years presumably to avoid costly benefits such as sick leave and holiday payments. With an estimated 1.4 million agency workers in the UK this is a lot of savings. However this money saving technique is set to change from October with employers having to grant similar rights to all staff. (more…)
Employment laws have been causing headaches for recruiters recently with strict rules on what can and can’t be asked at job interviews. InterviewGold reported in an earlier article that over half of jobseekers would lie on their CVs and in job applications in order to land a job interview. Therefore it is understandable that interviewers are becoming tougher in interviews. But where do you draw the line, and how much are you allowed to ask without getting into trouble? (more…)