Agency Workers: Law and HR Best Practice in brief

Face-to-face Instructor Led Courses, Human Resources, HR Management

What Is Agency Workers: Law and HR Best Practice in brief Training?

There has been a dramatic increase in the use of agency workers in recent years, with 80% of organisations using temporary labour. The UK employs by far the highest number of agency workers in the European Union and with the credit crunch starting to bite, this increase is set to continue as these 'workers' provide businesses with unique flexibility. But the use of temporary staff does not come without risks. In recent years several key cases have highlighted the existence of 'implied contracts' between the employer and the 'temporary' worker, leading to significant pay-outs. Agency worker rights took a significant step forward when the Government, TUC and CBI issued a joint statement pledging equal treatment for agency workers in basic working and employment conditions once they have been in a job for 12 weeks. With the implementation of the Agency Workers Directive likely in 2010, HR must ensure their businesses are well prepared. This course will allow HR, resourcing specialists and legal advisors to develop a clearer understanding of the law and how to optimise the use of temporary labour whilst satisfying the legal requirements and demonstrating best practice.

Who Should Attend

HR and Personnel Professionals, Employee Relations Managers, Recruitment Specialists, Resourcing Managers, Legal Advisors, Anyone responsible for managing or recruiting temporary labour.

Course Agenda

- Get an overview of the Agency Workers Directive and understand the legislative implications for your organisation
- Discover how to avoid implied contracts and minimise risks to safe-guard your business
- Explore best practice guidance on the respective responsibilities of both agency and end user and how to maximise the relationship
- Hear an HR case study on how to optimise the use of agency and contract workers
- Take part in an interactive panel session addressing practical issues surrounding agency workers and get all your questions answered.


Available onsite or nationwide at any of over 50 centres, see below our open course availability. Alternatively, call 0844 335 8882.


The Agency Workers: Law and HR Best Practice in brief course will be accredited to the latest in recognised certificating award. All successful delegates will also receive an Xyz certificate of attendance. Enrolled subscribers of the National Training Card will also have any certificate, qualification and/or ID card (where applicable) automatically added to their member account.

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Agency Workers: Law and HR Best Practice in brief
Part of our HR Management range of training courses

Course Information

  • Course Duration 1 day
  • Max Class Size 12

  • All prices exclude VAT. Discounts available for larger groups & for corporate clients.
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