The Influence of Labour Law on the UK Economy: A Mixed Methods Exploration

Biggs, David M and Toms, Simon (2015) The Influence of Labour Law on the UK Economy: A Mixed Methods Exploration. In: The CIPD conference for applied research 2015, 8 December 2015, WBS London, The Shard. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The employment rights of temporary agency workers have received significant attention throughout Europe. Debate amongst EU member states culminated in December 2008 with the agreement to adopt the Agency Workers Directive. News of the agreement, and the UK’s resulting adoption of the Agency Workers Directive in October 2011, has met with a mixed response at various levels of the UK economy. The aim of the current study was to establish the impact of the Agency Workers Directive by conducting statistical analysis of the Labour Force Survey between 2009 and 2014 and in-depth interviews with recruitment consultants. This applied research provided a ‘before and after’ insight into the adoption of the Agency Workers Directive.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Natural & Social Sciences > Psychological Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Sport, Exercise, Health & Wellbeing
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2016 14:05
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2017 11:30
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/3117

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