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6/24/2016 3:35:41 PM

Press Release - Taking Stock: EU Referendum

The referendum result stands to have a substantial impact on the world of work and the future of the Welsh economy. As a small business operating in Wales, we know that the outcome will have a significant influence on not just our business, but of those that we recruit for too.

Ahead of the referendum, the majority of our fellow Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) members shared the opinion that remaining in the EU was in the best interests of the UK economy, the jobs market and of their own recruitment businesses.

We know that employment law, immigration and the ability to access the right skills for business were what many local employers were concerned about in the run up to the referendum. EU regulations such as the Agency Workers Directive and the Working Time Directive which have become embedded in UK law could potentially be up for review. No doubt many key labour market policies will be subject to change, the potential impact of which will undoubtedly be a concern for many employers across the region.

Our main objective [at Supertemps] now that the decision has been made to leave the EU, is to support our local business community.

The exit process and what to expect from post-EU Britain still remains unclear. We will strive to educate and inform business owners and hiring managers as best we can through a prolonged period of readjustment. Our organisation exists to promote growth, agility and opportunity for local businesses, whilst supporting jobs and the local labour market.

As the REC’s Tom Hadley commented earlier today: ‘the recruitment industry is nothing if not resilient’. Supertemps will do all it can to help local businesses ride out the uncertainty that the referendum result has brought upon us, helping to build the best possible future for Britain outside of the EU.”

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