Date: 22/09/2017

Staff Leasing from Procurement Perspective

In cooperation with Adecco Serbia, a meeting of the Procurement Group was held on the topic " Staff Leasing from Procurement Perspective".

The first meeting of the Procurement Group this year was held with the goal of introducing more detailed information to the provisions that the Law on Staff Leasing foresees. Since Adecco Serbia was in the group that worked on the proposal of this law, company representatives spoke about the most major areas regulated by this law, as well as the position of agencies for hiring labor according to the law.

Regional director of Adecco Serbia, Marko Kolenc spoke about the experience of the company in this area, as well as about the three-way relationship based on the agency, the client company and the potential worker. Marko specifically referred to outstaffing, where the client company can transfer part or all of the administrative management of employees to the agency, then the possibility for an employee to be employed in an agency, but to work for another company and, finally, temporary employment. In addition, some of the essential elements of renting labor from the perspective of the procurement function were listed. One model, such as responsibilities for health and safety at work, providing legal support and representation before state authorities, as well as technical equipment is taken over by the agency. Nikola Milosavljević, Director of Operations in Adecco Serbia, pointed out the difference between staff leasing and outsourcing in terms of the division of responsibilities in the field of safety and health at work between the agency and the client company. Unlike outsourcing, where the responsibility of agencies is greater in relation to the client, when renting a workforce, responsibility is shared between the agency and the company, whereby the client company should provide the employee with safe work conditions, while the process of reporting violations at work and the submission of the necessary documentation and report to the Labor Inspectorate for the agency as an employer.

Menno Bart, a public relations specialist at Adecco Group, talked about comparative analysis and recommendations to make this area as safe as possible for all three parties. In his view, simplifying legislation in the field of labor can boost labor market efficiency and reduce unemployment, especially among young people. For example, French labor legislation is extremely extensive (3400 pages), while youth unemployment is at a high level of around 26%. On the other hand Swiss labor legislation is simplified (about 30 pages) and youth unemployment is 3.8 %.