Ciett, the International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies by nyx11518


 the International Confederation
of Private Employment Agencies
         Profile & structure
Ciett at a glance

•   Founded in 1967

•   The only international body representing the interests of agency
    work businesses, with a specific organisation for Europe: Eurociett

•   Recognised as such by international organisations (e.g. ILO,
    European Union, OECD) k stakeholders (e.g. IOE,
    E        U i    OECD), key t k h ld       (     IOE
    BusinessEurope, ITUC) and national governments

•   Ciett is the only association representing agency work at large
    (brings together 40 national federations) and in its diversity (uniting
    six of the largest multinational staffing companies as well as
    hundreds of thousands of SMEs)
•   Ciett Members consist of private companies operating in the
                                              work, recruitment,
    following HR activities: temporary agency work recruitment interim
    management, executive search, outplacement, training

•   Ciett Members gather 120,000 branches and employ more than 8
    million agency workers on a daily average (FTE)
A global confederation

  North America                           Austria
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  Canada                                  B l i
  Mexico                                  Bulgaria
  USA                                     Czech Republic
                                          Finland       Norway
                                          France        Poland
                                          Germany       Portugal
South America                                           Slovakia
                                          Hungary       Slovenia
                                          Ireland       Spain
                                          Italy         Sweden
                                          Luxembourg Switzerland
Ecuador                    Asia/Pacific   Macedonia     Turkey
Uruguay                    China          Netherlands UK
            Africa         Japan
            Morocco        South Korea
            South Africa
Corporate Members
Ciett’s long term objectives

•   To protect and promote the interests of Private Employment
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    Agencies in order to enhance their long term ggrowth

•   To create the most suitable legal environment for the industry to
    operate in

•   To i         h     d
    T improve the understanding of the reality of the i d
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                                                f h industry and
    strengthen its representation

•   To facilitate best practise sharing among its members and to
    promote quality standards within the staffing industry

•   To seek greater recognition for the contribution that private
    employment agencies make to labour markets, especially in relation
     ith key        t
    with 3 k aspects:
     –   employment creation
     –   Higher participation and diversity in the labour market
     –   Economic growth and tax revenues
How are we reaching our objectives?

 – Setting up of a permanent bureau in Bruxelles, comprised of 3 full-
   time employees
 – Creation of a new Ciett structure
      •   New legal entity registered in June 2006 (ASBL or non-profit association according
          to Belgian Law)
      •   New constitution (adopted in May 2006)
      •   A transparent new membership fee system

 – Larger budget (€200,000 in 2009)

 – Sharing best practises among members and promoting q alit
   standards within the staffing industry

 – Engagement in pro-active lobbying activities to educate people
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   about the reality of our industry and to safeguard the interests of
   the AW industry

 – Supporting members in their national lobbying

            Ciett s                 2009,
 – Specific Ciett’s action plan for 2009 aiming at improving the image
   of the industry
Main past achievements
1.   Legal recognition of the AW industry
     –   U-turn position of the ILO: from strict prohibition (Convention n°96) to formal
                                           n 181)
         recognition in 1997 (Convention n°181)
     –   Legal recognition of the industry in France (1972), Greece (1999), Denmark (1990),
         Finland (1993), Sweden (1993), The Netherlands (1998 and further liberalisation in
         2003), Belgium (1987 and 2003)

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     Definition of an international relevant regulatory standard for
     the AW industry
     –   ILO Convention 181 provides the right balance between freedom to provide AW
         services and the need to define some agency workers’ working conditions

3    Liberalisation of the legislation on AW
     –   Assistance to members in their negotiations with government: Japan, China,
     –   Filing of complaint with the European Commission in 1992 against Italy, Spain and
         Germany after which these countries gradually liberalised their agency work
         regulations: (Spain 1994), (Italy 1997+ Biagi amendment 2003), (Germany 1992-1997,

4.   Better visibility/recognition of the AW sector
     –   By initiating startegic research on PrEAs’ contribution to the labour market (Bain
         Report in 2006, McKinsey study in 2000)
     –   By developing robust statistics and case studies to fight misconceptions about the
         reality of our industry
Ciett governing bodies

                     General Assembly
    Decision              (46 members)
     bodies                  Board
                          (15 members)

                    Executive Committee
                -   President
                -   Vice-President
                -   Immediate Past President
                -   Treasurer
    bodies                Secretariat

                - Corporate Members
                - National Federation Members
                - Research & Economic Affairs
  Ciett Board members
             President                                               Treasurer
             Horacio De Martini                                      Herwig Muyldermans

                                Vice-President                                   Immediate Past
                                Fred van Haasteren                               President
                                                                                 Joel Biller
                                       Regional Representatives

Africa/Near East     North America           South America          Asia/Pacific              Europe
 Simon Ridge       Richard Wahlquist          Omar Avila         Hitoshi Motohara         Annemarie Muntz

                                          Corporate Members
             Adecco                                                                       Manpower
             Tristan d’Avezac                                                             Amanda Walsh
                                                 Kelly Services
                                                 Bernard Tommasini
              Randstad                                                                     USG People
              Vacant                                                                       Leo Houwen

                                   Chair of the Standing Committees

                   National Federations                        Corporate Members
                   Aart van der Gaag                    Already represented (Leo Houwen)
     A permanent Secretariat in Brussels

                                Denis Pennel
                                Managing Director
     Michael Freytag                                       Frédéric Aerden
     Policy Advisor                                        Communications &
                                 Maria Da Silva            Economic Affairs Advisor

     Responsible for executing the day-to-day activities needed
              to implement strategies and action plan:

     •   Managing Confederation’s affairs in accordance with the Constitution
         and the instructions of the General Assembly
     •   Assisting the Board of Directors, standing committees and ad hoc
     •   Coordinating the activities of the various committees and activities of
         the members within the framework of Ciett
     •   Lobbying and monitoring government policy & international
10   •   Representing the Confederation externally
Secretariat’s main activities

                      Public Affairs
                      (EU + Global)



                         PR &
PR & Communications tools

         Internal newsletter (5 issues per year)



         Presentations (Corporate)

         Press Relations

         Corporate literature
Benefits of Ciett membership
•   Increasing awareness and image of the industry
      – External newsletter, website, events, press relations, image campaign
•   Political lobbying
     – Permanent links with international institutions (ILO, OECD, World Bank,
          WAPES) to help Ciett members conduct their businesses in a regulatory
          environment that is supportive
•   Intelligence monitoring
      – Public Affairs Report (monthly), monitoring the latest developments in terms of
          international policy issues
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      – Internal membership newsletter (quarterly), to inform about the life of Ciett and
      – Subscriptions to PA news website (Planet Labor)
•   Networking with key stakeholders through a unique platform
     – Recognised as the official social partner for the AW industry
     – Close relationships with IOE & UNI Global Union
     – Exchanges with the academic world
     – Memberships to global think tanks
        Links ith    i l NGOs
     – Li k with social NGO
     – Connections with key financial analysts
•   Data collecting
     – Gathering of key data on the industry, and development of surveys related to
         Agency Work
     – Disseminating statistics through website (Research Center) and publications
•   Best practices sharing
     – Regular meetings and dedicated seminars with the purpose to share practices

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