Employers 'may face extra costs' from new recruitment regulations

22-04-2009

Employers 'may face extra costs' from new recruitment regulations
One organisation has spoken out against new government proposals to increase regulations for recruitment agencies.

According to the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo), employers could end up paying millions of pounds if the changes are introduced.

The Department of Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform is currently considering proposals to strengthen Conduct Regulations for recruitment agencies which contractors will be unable to opt out of, Human Resources magazine reports.

If this comes into force, APSCo claims that recruiters will have to pass on the extra costs to employers.

Ann Swain, chief executive of APSCo, said: "With unemployment rising and organisations reluctant to hire permanent staff, any increase in the cost of supplying contractors will damage the UK labour market."

Meanwhile, the Taxpayers Alliance has stated that it is critical for jobseekers to receive help with finding employment during the current downturn.

Related categories: HR / Recruitment.


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