AWR latest - REC webinar goes live
The REC will be hosting a live webinar tomorrow (July 22) to provide members with the latest update and employer feedback on the Agency Workers Regulations.
The event, which is now fully subscribed, forms part of the ground-breaking AWR Toolkit that was launched last month (June) to provide practical guidance and support to members of the REC and IRP.
With employer awareness of the regulations continuing to increase, one of the priorities is to ensure that agencies can respond to queries from current and prospective clients. The feedback from the webinar will also be used as part the REC's discussions early next month with the new Employment Relations Minister Ed Davey.
Speaking ahead of the online event, Tom Hadley, the REC's Director of External Relations, says:
" With implementation of the regulations now just 15 months away, we are seeing renewed surges in interest from both employers and recruiters. This webinar will ensure that REC members across the UK are provided with the latest update as well as an opportunity to raise specific queries.
"An overriding priority for agencies is to demonstrate the added value that they provide their clients. Being ahead of the game on new regulations and being able to work with clients to implement changes such as the AWR is one of the best examples of added value that there is."
The webinar will focus on:
- Where we are in the process;
- Key challenges for recruiters and employers;
- Who is in and who is out scope;
- Calculating the 12 week qualifying period;
- Understanding the pros and cons of possible new supply models;
- Next steps and additional REC support.
The audience will be able to submit questions to REC experts which will either be answered during the course of the webinar or after the event. A full list of questions and answers will be circulated, along with the presentation slides.
Although the live webinar which is now fully subscribed, the recording will be available “on demand” to members via the website on Friday (July 23).