A frequent contender for the UK’s unemployment black spot winner back in the day, 2011 continuing into 2012 sees Northern Ireland benefiting from a healthy growth in umbrella company contractors and in temporary staff. Of course this is great news for the people of Northern Ireland and must also be viewed as a positive sign governmentally that the UK recruiting bodies are continuing to prosper in the wake of the Agency Worker Regulations (AWR), which came into effect on 1st October 2011. The independent inspection organisation Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) believes strongly that the need for temporary workers in all sectors has not experienced a negative reaction in the wake of AWR.

This is because a large percentage of employers have had to come up with new and innovative strategies to find workable ways to operate inside the AWR rules by using short-term bank staff and temporary workers coming through employment agencies. The advance of this modus operandi raises the bar for flexible working and for the role of employment agencies in general. Ipso facto, employment agencies will enjoy further growth and the Agency Worker Regulations will continue to have a negligible effect.

Crystal Umbrella appreciates innovation and managing change, and carries on working with clients across all sectors supplying a unique range of services to take on the worry and time consuming administration whilst giving the client time to take a hands-on approach to running their business.

The first umbrella company in the UK to offer customers unique benefits, Crystal Umbrella is rolling out an exciting news service on a daily basis, keeping clients up to date with news events, legislation changes, professional opinions, hints and tips for business success, and much more.

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