REC reacts to CBI's views on welfare reform Green Paper
Commenting on the publication of the CBI’s response to the welfare reform Green Paper, Tom Hadley, the REC’s Director of External Relations said: “Any recruiter will tell you that it’s a lot cheaper to recruit locally, than having to advertise nationally or internationally to fill posts.
“But the reality is that it’s a tight labour market with recruiters fighting to get their hands on good candidates. The REC believes that this front line experience of the labour market is the key to unlocking the potential of those who are not in work. Recruitment agencies can play a vital role in not only finding work but also identifying what training is needed to make a candidate attractive to a future employer.”
Tom Hadley continued: “However this is only going to be possible if future welfare to work services make full use of the opportunities of temporary work. Our research shows 1.3 million people are placed into temporary jobs every week.
“Temporary jobs could provide a route back into full employment for many who have not worked for many years easing the transition into work. Temporary jobs will also provide these new workers with a variety of new experiences before they settle into a career.
“The REC calls on the Government to work with the private recruitment sector to get increasing numbers of people into work rather than bow to trade union campaigns to introduce further legislation on temporary work, which would ultimately restrict job opportunities.”