Over 41 percent of British workers plan to work in a temporary position


Employee time management systems are particularly useful when firms make extensive use of temporary or agency workers, and this is something they seriously consider, given the high level of popularity this form of employment enjoys at this time.

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Close to four in ten (or 41 percent) of all UK workers are considering the possibility of working on a temporary basis at some point during their careers, a new study by YouGov and the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has found.

The survey of 4,234 British adults also pointed out that 36% of respondents had already worked in a temporary role at some point in their career, with the most common forms of temporary work being for agencies (performed by 24% of those surveyed), freelancing (11%) or contracting (10%).

Recruitment and Employment Confederation chief executive Kevin Green warned that temporary workers represent a very good addition to any company’s workforce.

If you talk to people who work this way, they value being able to fit work around their family commitments, can earn more, or are using temporary assignments to pick up specific skills and experience they couldn’t get elsewhere,” Green said.

“We need to do more to support people who want a better work-life balance, not penalise them. That’s why we want employers to do more to treat their temporary staff like the rest of their workforce, with better communication from managers and access to training.”

The group suggested that some of the measures employers should put in place include the set up of performance management processes, communicating and giving regular feedback, ensuring that line managers encourage and facilitate positive workplace interaction between permanent and agency staff and also making training opportunities available to temporary workers.

Tensor’s WinTA.NET solution is the most solid, reliable and cost-effective tool for the job, as it can easily supply working rules for a variety of purposes, from simple determination of overtime by the number of daily hours worked, to the more complex payment of overtime hours adjusted when periodic targets are not met.

The system also contains special rules to accommodate the formal flexitime contracts worked by many public sector employees. Workers paid on an annual contract basis can receive reports stating how many contracted hours they have yet to work.

If you’d like to find out more about the WinTA.NET Time and Attendance monitoring and management solution, just contact us or Book a Demo, we’ll be more than happy to answer all of your questions and queries.

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