Ciett announces new president
She takes over the helm from Fred van Haasteren, who was executive vice-president Social & General Affairs at Randstad until his retirement from the company in 2011.
With its mission & lsquo;shaping the world of work’, Randstad attaches great importance to strong industry federations. There is a clear need for labor market policies to be approached much more actively, with unjustified restrictions on temporary agency work being lifted and relevant interventions stepped up.
In order for businesses, and indeed economies, to remain innovative and competitive in today’s environment, flexibility – and therefore flexible labor – will be imperative. A flexible workforce has proven to increase productivity and improve competitiveness.
Annemarie Muntz commented, “We see a new world of work emerging, at an ever-increasing pace, and it is up to us to decide how to embrace this change. Our industry has a crucial role to play for both people and companies and there is plenty of research to prove the positive impact of the contingent workforce on the labor market and throughout the economy. By working together, we can simultaneously promote the interests of all stakeholders, create employment opportunities for people and give business a sustainable future.”
Ciett is the authoritative organisation representing the interests of the reputable private employment agencies across the world. Recognised as such by international organisations (e.g. EU institutions, International Labour Organisation, OECD, World Bank), Ciett represents the industry at large with 49 national federations from all over the world as well as 8 corporate members.
Ciett operations are organised across the globe through regional entities. Through their network of 203,500 branches and their 624,500 permanent employees, Ciett members employ 11.5 million workers (daily full time equivalent) and 36 million on a yearly basis. They deliver services through the full spectrum of human resources, including temporary agency work, recruitment, interim management, executive search, outplacement and training.