International – Ciett seminar highlights need to elevate recruitment industry’s global brand

Released on 23 March 2012

Today's Ciett seminar in Copenhagen outlined some major regulatory barriers for the worldwide recruitment industry. Discussions also confirmed the need to challenge ongoing preconceptions and to re-invent the industry’s global brand.

The event was hosted by the Danish recruitment federation and showcased Ciett’s Adapting to Change research report. There were encouraging messages from other speakers at the seminar, with Claire Dheret from the European Policy Centre arguing that “there needs to be mobility of wkers across the EU, recruitment agencies can help enhance this".

Donald Storie, Head of Employment at Eurofound (the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions) made the point that “agencies provide a stepping stone into the labour market for job seekers but it is important to recognise that they also give ongoing support to highly skilled workers who make a positive choice to work in a flexible way".

Speaking at the event, the REC's Tom Hadley, said:
"We need to be strong in our messages and relentless in our campaigning. Having robust data to support our arguments is a major step forward and it is clear that representative bodies from across the world are up for the fight".

“The global industry is coming together to drive key messages and create the necessary tipping point in terms of image and perception. The forthcoming World Employment Conference in London will be a major milestone along this journey”.

For more information on the Ciett 2012 World Employment Conference in London, go to: http://www.ciett2012.com

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