Ban on Employment Agencies Advertising Vacancies exclusively in other EEA countries

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Despite the plethora of regulation governing the recruitment world, there is currently no legislation to regulate where job vacancies are advertised. The launch of a consultation in July 2014 on the subject of prohibiting employment agencies and employment businesses from advertising jobs exclusively in other EEA countries was a direct response to the government’s concern that this allowed employment agencies and employment businesses to advertise vacancies for jobs based in Great Britain in other EEA countries, without giving workers in Great Britain the opportunity to apply.

The government has published its response to the consultation and decided to proceed with the proposal to ban employment agencies and employment businesses from advertising vacancies for jobs in Great Britain exclusively in other EEA countries . The ban should come into force by 31 December 2014.The ban will not, however, prevent hirers based in Great Britain from using agencies based in other EEA countries to advertise jobs in Great Britain or from advertising those roles directly themselves exclusively in other EEA countries.

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