Pathfinder Personnel Director Charlotte Nancarrow considers how the latest and potential future changes in regulations will play an important role for temporary workers.
Regulations and safeguards for temporary workers are rightly greater than they have ever been and Pathfinder devotes considerable time to ensuring that we apply the correct rules and procedures to benefit our workers.
One of the most significant data safeguards in recent times has been GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) which controls the nature of information we obtain and process. Our administration team has worked particularly hard, over recent months to review our processes and procedures to ensure we continue to comply with the new regulations. We are delighted to say that Pathfinder ticks all the required boxes.
Complying with the complex detail and requirements of employment law, particularly within the temporary labour market, is of paramount importance to us, which we place great emphasis on. We value transparency, fairness, trust and personal service with our hundreds of agency workers, which often set us apart in the industries which we operate.
The post-Brexit environment is still unknown and could ultimately lead to further legislative changes. As a leading Employment Business in the local labour market Pathfinder remains committed to taking a proactive involvement in ongoing industry and policy review and consultation through our partnerships with the REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation) and ALP (Association of Labour Providers). We are committed to continuing our championing for temporary workers rights, especially in areas such as pay and benefits, unlawful or unfair deductions, equal treatment and further opportunity.
At Pathfinder, we are continually looking at ways to recognise and reward the commitment of our temporary workers, giving something back. We have introduced Pathfinder Perks – our free unique and exclusive rewards scheme which unlocks fantastic discounts with our carefully chosen partners, including food and drink, hair and beauty and sport and leisure.
It is most definitely exciting times for Pathfinder. As an Employment Business we are, with our clients, collaboratively expanding our footprint throughout the country, both geographically and through the range of opportunities we offer.
Besides our established RORO and Cruise Stevedoring and Port Operations assignments in Southampton, Portsmouth and Liverpool we are proud to now extend these in other locations, including Medway, Dover and
along the South Coast. Our footprint is also growing in security through our sister company VMS, which is increasing its portfolio in the maritime sector.
Being part of an expanding group means exciting opportunities, both for our business and the people who are part of it.