Agency sends contractors' day rates to 800 RBS staff
People's bank sacks inhouse, pays £2k/day to outhousers
Recruitment agency Hays has committed a massive blunder at the Royal Bank of Scotland.
An email reminding managers to update timesheets in time for the bank holiday included an attachment with the day rates of 3,000 contractors. It was sent to 800 people at the bank.
The row will likely deepen divisions between temporary and permanent staff – top rates for contractors were £2,000 a day. RBS is, of course, owned by the British taxpayer and has been busy sacking permanent IT staff – 1,000 jobs went and some 800 were offshored.
Such cuts of course always mean more work for contractors.
£2K per day?
Must be SAP.
I suspect a lot of contractors will be very unhappy as well when they realise what a massive percentage of that rate the agency is skimming off the top. Agencies don't like their contractors finding out what the actual amount the client pays is.
RBS is/was a rich vein to be tapped
I was a temporary contractor at one division and was on £375 a day four years ago, and that was considered to be pretty average if not below average compared to some, but I was just a regular grunt sysadmin.