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SIA and the World Employment Confederation Announce Alliance


13 Dec 2017


Social Europe & Jobs

Mountain View, California & Brussels, Belgium – December 13 2017Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions, and the World Employment Confederation (W.E.C.), the authoritative voice of the employment industry, have today announced a global alliance.

The new alliance brings together key data and insights from across the workforce solutions ecosystem and extends engagement with stakeholders and labor markets worldwide through the advancement of thought leadership. The combined scope of activities, initiatives, events, advocacy and research covered by the partnership allows both organizations to broaden and deepen their global reach and  deliver additional benefits to their members.

“The World Employment Confederation looks forward to building and strengthening this mutually beneficial partnership. SIA’s insights and research combined with the W.E.C.’s policy work reflects our complementarity in research and advocacy respectively”, says Denis Pennel, Managing Director of the World Employment Confederation. “As the global voice of labour market enablers that represents the interests of the employment industry vis-à-vis international policy makers, I believe this collaboration will help develop a better understanding of the reality of our industry and gain recognition for is positive contribution to better functioning labour markets.”

The alliance calls for an ongoing exchange of ideas, knowledge and activities to collectively address current and future challenges and opportunities in the continually dynamic and evolving world of work.

“The positive role the World Employment Confederation plays in facilitating work, adaptation, security and prosperity is vital to our industry, as well as for businesses and economies at large,” said Barry Asin, President of SIA. “I am very pleased to welcome the World Employment Confederation as a collaborative and innovative partner, and look forward to working closely together to deliver greater levels of insight to the global workforce solutions ecosystem.”



About the World Employment Confederation
The World Employment Confederation is the voice of the employment industry at global level, representing labour market enablers in 50 countries and 7 of the largest international workforce solutions companies.

The World Employment Confederation brings unique access to and engagement with international policymakers (ILO, OECD, World Bank, IMF, IOM, EU) and stakeholders (trade unions, academic world, think tanks, NGOs). It is striving for recognition and for the positive economic and social role played by the employment industry in enabling work, adaptation, security and prosperity. Its members provide access to the labour market and meaningful work for more than 50 million people around the world and service to around 5 million organisations on an annual basis. Members of the World Employment Confederation cover a wide range of HR services, including agency work, direct recruitment, career management, RPO and MSP.

Media Contact
Sotiris Gassialis, Communications Manager, World Employment Confederation | +32 2 421 15 87 |


About Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA)
SIA is the Global Advisor on Staffing and Workforce Solutions
Elevating the Workforce Solutions Ecosystem

Founded in 1989, SIA is the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions. Our proprietary research covers all categories of employed and non-employed work including temporary staffing, independent contracting and other types of contingent labor. SIA’s independent and objective analysis provides insights into the services and suppliers operating in the workforce solutions ecosystem including staffing firms, managed service providers, recruitment process outsourcers, payrolling/compliance firms and talent acquisition technology specialists such as vendor management systems, online staffing platforms, crowdsourcing and online work services. We also provide training and accreditation with our unique Certified Contingent Workforce Professional (CCWP) program.

Known for our award-winning content, data, support tools, publications, executive conferences and events, we help both suppliers and buyers of workforce solutions make better-informed decisions that improve business results and minimize risk. As a division of the international business media company, Crain Communications Inc., SIA is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with offices in London, England.

Media Contact
Jennifer Arcuni, Communications Director, Staffing Industry Analysts | +1 650-390-6171 |


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