Last March 6, 2014, As the International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies,Ciett the authoritative voicerepresenting the interests of agency work businesses,organized a round table discussion in Singapore promoting decent work in South East Asia. During this round table, the state of play in four countries in the region was discussed: Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines (PALSCON) and Singapore.During the discussions it soon emerged that there was common ground and understanding among all participants with regard to the role of private employment services in promoting decent recruitment.