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Leeds HR professionals make employment law a priority

Last week, Human resources professionals from Leeds met to discuss employment law changes and share best practice ideas with some of the leading Yorkshire businesses. Hays Human Resources, the leading recruiting expert, in association with Leeds based lawyers, Eversheds LLP, hosted the forum on the 18th March 2010 at the Eversheds Water Lane office. Hot topics such as age discrimination, The Equality Bill and the Agency Workers' Directive were discussed during the event.

Clara Ridley, Senior Consultant at Hays Human Resources, comments: "It is great that we could provide a forum for local HR professionals to discuss topical issues and concerns. Attendees learnt how to comply with different employment laws and found out about future changes and developments."

About Hays:

Hays plc is the leading global specialist recruitment group. It is market leader in the UK and Australia, and one of the market leaders in Continental Europe. As at 31 December 2009, the Group employed 6,644 staff operating from 325 offices in 28 countries across 17 specialisms. For the year ended 30 June 2009:

  • the Group had revenues of £2.4 billion, net fees of £670.8 million and operating profit of £158.0 million;
  • the Group placed around 50,000 candidates into permanent jobs and around 270,000 people into temporary assignments;
  • the temporary placement business represented 56% of net fees and the permanent placement business represented 44% of net fees;
  • Hays operates in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE and United Kingdom.

For further press information please contact:

Alexandra Tucker
Hays
T. 020 259 8821
E. Alexandra.tucker@hays.com

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