AWR (Agency Worker Regulations)

This legislation came into force on 1 October 2011, entitling agency workers to the same basic employment and working conditions as if they had been recruited directly, after completing a 12 week qualifying period in the same job.

The Agency Worker Regulations apply to:

  • Individuals who work as temporary agency workers;
  • individuals or companies (private, public and third sector eg charities, social enterprises) involved in the supply of temporary agency workers, either directly or indirectly, to work temporarily for and under the direction and supervision of a hirer;
  • and hirers (private, public and third sector)

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“When our company took the decision to consolidate two separate UK offices into one, we were faced with the prospect of losing 75% of our finance department. We held a recruitment open day, and advertised on mainstream internet job websites to fill our vacancies in Liverpool, and were severely disappointed with the outcome. We turned to Marshall Moore to initially ask for help in building the foundation of a new team, to minimize the immediate impact of losing such a large portion of an integral department to the business. What we weren’t prepared for was the sheer volume of high quality candidates that were guided in our direction. Within the space of a few weeks, not only did we recruit our full complement of Finance staff, but Marshall Moore had also managed to replace our facilities department in the process…in excess of a dozen placements in total. Our huge thanks goes to the Marshall Moore team, whose tireless efforts made the task of recruiting so many staff in such a short space of time, not only a painless exercise but also an enjoyable one. We would have no hesitation whatsoever in contacting them the next time we require any staff.”

Finance Systems and Procurement Manager – Credit Management Company