March 23, 2011
-- The Association of Recruitment Consultancies (ARC) has announced that it will be holding a free public meeting and presentation with key representatives of the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) at the BIS Conference Centre on 12th April 2011 to discuss the proposed Agency Workers Regulations guidance.
Open to all recruitment businesses and hirers that have an interest in the Agency Workers Regulations 2010, the meeting will provide an opportunity for attendees to raise questions and comment directly to civil servants involved in drafting the guidance. To be published in draft form at the end of March/early April, the current proposed guidance is to be open for comment for a short period following publication. The final guidance is planned to be published in May 2011 and the regulations themselves are due to apply from 1 October 2011.
Adrian Marlowe, Chair of the ARC, said “Since its inception the ARC has helped steer the direction of the Regulations, arguing against excessive measures and for a fair balance reflecting the realities of the recruitment industry. Now that many are awaiting the guidance, it is essential that the final copy addresses the key questions and provides the necessary clarity, to avoid misunderstanding and potential disputes down the line. This free industry event, designed to obtain the widest input, continues the ARC’s work with BIS towards achieving that aim.”
For more information see www.arc-org.net or email Sophie@arc-org.net.
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ARC is a professional trade association providing a clear voice for recruiters. The association works with recruitment consultancies of all sizes and is committed to the positive promotion of recruitment business through good service and practise.