Workers’ compensation claims in the labour hire industry are falling, yet compensation payments rose slightly to almost $25 million, WorkCover Queensland data shows.Of the 3000+ injury claims received in 2014-15 (down by 8% from 2013/14), back injuries made up 21%, while hands and fingers accounted for 19% of injuries. read more... about Labour hire claims show ups and downs
Businesses that ignore mental health in their workplace are missing out on significant gains, according to beyondblue. read more... about The importance of mentally healthy workplaces
Labour hire employers benefited from a webinar on return to work strategies in the labour hire / recruitment and placement services industries. The webinar recording is now available. read more... about Return to work strategies in the labour hire industry - webinar now available
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Labour hire and placement services
A labour hire agency is responsible for providing temporary staff to employers. Employees are paid by the labour hire agency for the work they conduct at the client's site. Labour hire companies refer to these clients as the host employer.
Some labour hire companies will specialise in a particular type of worker and some entities will supply various types of workers across various industries.
Labour hire arrangements are common in the manufacturing and construction industries but can also be found in a wide range of sectors.
In contrast, recruitment and placement agencies provide personnel search, selection, referral and placement services, to fill permanent work positions in other companies.
Laws and compliance
- Labour hire agencies: Managing the safety of on-hired workers (PDF, 282.59 KB)
- Host employers: Managing the safety of labour hire workers (PDF, 254.07 KB)
- Last updated
- 31 October 2016
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