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India to host Ciett global conference

The employment and recruitment industry is holding its global conference in New Delhi from 25-27 May 2016.  Practitioners and experts from across the HR industry will be joined by academics and policymakers from around the world including representatives from the ILO, OECD and IOE in a three day discussion about the changing world of work.


Hosted by the Indian Staffing Federation and Ciett (the global industry body), 300 delegates from more than 25 countries will gather to discuss and share insights on issues that are pivotal for the future of the sector - including the search for talent, dynamic labour markets and the impact of digital.  It will also welcome Indian Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Shri Bandaru Dattatreya as keynote speaker.


“It is most fitting that this year’s event should take place in Delhi, explains Ciett president, Annemarie Muntz. “India is home to the world’s largest and youngest workforce including a skilled workforce of some 270m people. The country represents a significant market opportunity for the sector and its own staffing industry has experienced 20% growth over the past three years. At the same time, India still suffers from outdated labour laws, hampering the labour market to work efficiently.”


Rituparna Chakraborty, president of the Indian Staffing Federation, said, "World Employment Conference will provide a meticulous platform to showcase India’s talent pool in front of the global employment industry. It will act as a bridge in perusing good public policies from various global counterparts and thereafter suggest or make suitable amendments in our policies to facilitate employment creation for India's large pool of unemployed workforce. India will be hosting its first Ciett WEC 2016 with a view to enunciate and draw a roadmap to execute and navigate through the wondrous possibilities in the employment and recruitment industry and look forward to its success.”


Ciett commented that with an annual turnover of 450bn the employment and recruitment sector is leading in a changing world of work where expert, tailor-made and adaptable work solutions are already a necessity.


It stated the sector helps more than 71m people from around the world to access quality work each year and plays a pivotal role in contributing to more efficient labour markets.  In India, where 93% of the working population is employed without a formal labour contract, the industry can play an important role in balancing new forms of work with security for both employers and workers.


It added the sector is a labour market enabler which supports both companies and workers in adapting to changing demographics, demands and skills. From Asia to North America and from Latin America to Europe it enables work, adaptation, security and prosperity.  It works with companies to secure the skills they need to respond to fluctuating demand, and supports workers by identifying jobs, training people with the skills they need to succeed and helping them to make effective transitions throughout their working lives.  Ciett stressed the industry also supports governments and works increasingly alongside public employment services in matching supply with demand in the labour market while reducing unemployment and the undeclared economy.

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