By Peter Whitehead, published by The Financial Times in March 2012.
» Preparations are well advanced: delegates from around the world are planning their journeys to London and the organisers are finalising the programme.
The big event takes place at the end of May – the first time the Ciett World Employment Conference has taken place in the UK. Billed as the only truly global recruitment conference, it has been drawn to the country partly by the aura created by the forthcoming Olympics.
At the helm is Denis Pennel, managing director of Ciett, the Brussels-based international confederation of private employment agencies, a position that gives him the broadest perspective on workplace trends – and he has clear views on where they are heading. »