Companies using agency workers to gain access to “access strategic skills”


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Employers take on agency workers to gain “short-term access to key strategic skills” rather than taking on permanent members of staff, a recent survey has been able to reveal.

Three-quarters of firms (75%) use agency workers, the latest Jobs Outlook survey by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) found, while 92% of employers say temporary workers earn the more (36%) or the same (56%) as permanent staff.

Just over half (52%) of employers made at least one temporary member of staff permanent in January, but this is the lowest proportion in a year, down from 83% last January. Eight in ten employers say they plan to hire more permanent staff between April and December 2015.

REC chief executive Kevin Green, said temporary work was “becoming more attractive… indicative of a labour market where the need for talent is acute and skilled workers are in increasingly short supply”.

With 93% of employers saying they have limited capacity to take on additional work, Green added that many businesses are prepared to “pay more for temporary workers in order to boost productivity and capitalise on the improving economic climate”.

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