Temp workers earning more than peers with permanent position

Temp workers earning more than peers with permanent position


92% of agency workers in temporary roles earn the same wage as those in permanent positions, a survey has revealed. 

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Comments (4)

  • sen
    sen@ James
    Thu, 5 Mar 2015 2:38pm GMT
    Did you read the report or just the headline?
    Also, have you not heard of AWR - yes a temp in entitled to pension etc.
    It's defining a temp vs interim vs consultant that the market is very poor at doing.
  • Emily
    Mon, 2 Mar 2015 12:45pm GMT
    Surely this is primarily due to AWR legislation???
  • Recruiter 1
    Recruiter 1
    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 4:19pm GMT
    This article is totally misleading, the heading says "temp workers earn more than permanent members" but the opening paragraph says that actually 92% of temps earn the same!!
    Then it goes on to say that most people 'think' they earn more!!

    Sorry but I would have expected more fact from the Recruitment Grapevine rather than trying to sensationalise a very sensitive issue.
  • James
    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:42pm GMT
    And quite rightly too. A temp worker will often spend several months of the year not working at all, the extra pay whilst working has to cover this. A temp worker will also have no access to benefits such as pension, healthcare, bonus structure etc, which often makes a perm hire more expensive in the long run. And as the article correctly highlights, temp workers carry the extra skills and expertise which a similar person in the same permanent position for a decade simply won't.

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