Business Information

According to the definition of the Employment Agency Act of 1973, the business is to provide employment opportunities for those engaged in the business, act for and be controlled by others in any capacity.

The employment business includes temporary employment of workers, often referred to as “temporary workers.” It has long been related to the supply of temporary secretaries and other office staff, but has expanded to many other fields, including professional and industrial occupations.

In the Institutional Workers Regulations 2010 (SI 2010/93), employment agencies are referred to as “temporary employment agencies”, and they are also often referred to as “institutions”, “temporary agencies” or “employment agencies”. The workers provided are used as “agent workers”. This may cause confusion between the organization that acts as an employment agency and the organization that actually acts as an employment agency.

For more information, please refer to the Practical Notes, Employment Agencies and Employment Agencies: Regulatory Aspects: Definitions of Employment Agencies and Employment Agencies.