Temporary work 'offers new skills'


Temporary work 'offers new skills'
Temporary work can offer employees the chance to gain new skills, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has said.

Responding to comments made by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) which claimed that temporary workers in a long-term position face a struggle to gain full-time employment due to a skills gap, the REC has stated that this may not be the case.

REC director of external relations Tom Hadley commented that temporary employment has many benefits.

"The feedback from agency workers themselves confirms that one of the main benefits of temporary work is the learning opportunities that it provides from working in different roles and workplaces," he said.

He added that although up-skilling is a key concern for many businesses, especially when many are seeing skills shortages, the best way for many workers to learn is on the job.

The TUC recently called for employers to offer flexible working schemes to employees, claiming it will boost productivity.

Related categories: HR / Recruitment.

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