employment agency

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employment agency

a business which acts as an AGENT on behalf of firms seeking employees and of persons seeking work. Employment agencies maintain lists of job vacancies notified by prospective employers and details of persons seeking work, and match up the two. In addition, they may advertise jobs on behalf of employers and, where instructed, act as recruitment agents by interviewing and shortlisting job applicants.
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As an agency worker, it's important to know your rights and the rules about the way employment agencies and employment businesses should treat you.
* A temporary worker transfers to another employment business, but continues working for the same organisation.
According to Tim Lang, a partner at Black Country law firm George Green, the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003, which came into effect on April 6, are intended to reduce abuse of the system, cut recruitment costs for employers and make the labour market more efficient and flexible.
The regulations require employment agencies and employment businesses to explain clearly to the hirer and the worker whether they act as an employment agency or an employment business.
"However, with high national employment businesses are facing recruitment difficulties, and sustained increases in wage growth are contributing to increasing cost pressures for local firms.
The agency, which is part of Coventry University Enterprises, was assessed against the requirements of the Employment Agencies Act, the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003 and the REC's Code of Professional Practice.
In future workers should be paid only when they take leave, meaning that workers have less flexibility and increased administration for the employment businesses that supply them.
The group is one of the UK's largest employment businesses and employment agencies providing help with recruiting permanent and temporary specialist professionals and support staff to companies worldwide.
This concession allows employment businesses to charge VAT solely on the margin on their supplies not on the full cost of providing the individual to the employer.
Randstad is one of the world's largest and most experienced specialist employment businesses, operating in 16 countries with more than 100 branches in the UK.
"Recruitment agencies and employment businesses have a crucial role to play in persuading and educating employers to recruit on the basis of ability - not age."

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