Use of Agency Workers in the Public Sector

| Publication date: 20 Feb 2017 | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity | NIESR Author(s): Nathan Hudson-Sharp; Johnny Runge; Rolfe, H | Report to: Office of Manpower Economics

The purpose of this report is to better understand the use of agency staff in the UK public sector, particularly in health and education. The research aimed to outline and improve the evidence base, in order to understand the labour market for agency staff and how it is determined by pay, demand and supply. This report therefore draws on existing and new evidence to provide an overview of the triangular relationship between the agency worker, the recruitment industry and public sector employers, as well as providing detailed accounts of the nature of agency working within two large public sector areas.

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Agency workers
supply and demand
public sector
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