Two women walking outside an employment agency. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
This is a good article from the Telegraph. Check it out!
via NHS will clamp down on ‘rip off’ agency fees – Telegraph.
Unfortunately, I fear that the Telegraph misses the point.
Firstly, employment agencies are charging exhorbitant fees in a market-place where competition is increasingly restricted. Big one-stop shops, like Capita, are taking the cream. It’s perhaps time for the EU competition authorities to investigate?
With modern technology, there’s no justification for agency fees above four percent. Most of the agency employees are not skilled, just deploying key-word searching. They should be engineered out of the industry.
Secondly, recruitment practices in the NHS and public sector need serious reform. They should be using their own agency pool, excluding third-parties, like Capita.