Agency temps quiz

Use this quiz in conjunction with the line manager briefing on agency temps.

  1. Which of the following statements is incorrect?
    1. An agency worker could be employed by the agency under an express contract of employment.
    2. An agency worker could be employed by the hiring employer under an implied contract of employment.
    3. An agency worker could be self-employed.
    4. An agency worker could never be employed by the hiring employer as there is no direct contract between the parties.
  2. Paul has been engaged by X Ltd as an agency temp for four weeks. X Ltd now wishes to employ him permanently. Which of the following options is not available to X Ltd?
    1. Paying the transfer fee specified in the agency's terms of business.
    2. Continuing to hire Paul as a temp for the extended hire period specified in the agency's terms of business, and then taking him on as a permanent employee without a transfer fee being payable.
    3. Discontinuing Paul's services and waiting eight weeks before recruiting him on a permanent basis.
    4. Discontinuing Paul's services and waiting 10 weeks before recruiting him on a permanent basis.
  3. Which of the following will not help to ensure that no employment relationship is implied between temp Mary and the hiring employer?
    1. The hiring employer's insistence that the agency supply only Mary to it and that no alternative would be acceptable.
    2. An agreement that Mary will report any sickness absence through the agency.
    3. An agreement that the agency will deal with any misconduct on Mary's part.
    4. An agreement that the agency will be responsible for agreeing pay rises for Mary.
  4. Which of the following rights do agency temps not acquire on the first day of an assignment with a hirer?
    1. The same right to use the staff canteen as a comparable directly recruited employee.
    2. The same right to use the hirer's nursery as a comparable directly recruited employee.
    3. The same right to use the hirer's transport services as a comparable directly recruited employee.
    4. The right to the same pay as if they had been recruited directly by the hirer.

The answers can be found at the bottom of the line manager briefing.

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