European Issue Autumn 2020

1711, 2020

Editor’s Letter

By |November 17th, 2020|

Measuring influence is tricky in the best of times. Amid Covid-19, it’s a whole other paradigm. This year as we finalised the 2020 European Staffing 100 list, one thing stood out: The honourees are going above and beyond to navigate the new normal. Displaying courage, compassion, creativity and commitment to their companies, clients and the […]

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Research Report: End of One M&A Cycle

By |November 9th, 2020|

The combination of low interest rates and historically high levels of cash on corporate balance sheets has helped whet the appetites for merger and acquisition activity on the part of both strategic (i.e., corporate) and financial (i.e., private equity) buyers. According to SIA’s “Trends in Staffing Mergers and Acquisitions” report, the total number of staffing […]

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SIA Musings: Economic Hysteresis

By |November 9th, 2020|

Derived from the Ancient Greek word ?st???s?? meaning “deficiency” or “lagging behind,” hysteresis is the dependence of the state of a system on its history and can be applied in slightly different ways to the fields of physics, chemistry, engineering, biology and economics.

Used extensively in the area of labour economics, it is a great word […]

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Conference Overview: Turning Up the Upturn

By |November 9th, 2020|

No staffing executive heading for a relaxing holiday break at the end of 2019 could have foreseen the tumultuous events that would unfold in 2020. The year has placed extraordinary demands on every staffing business and completely reshaped the economic and social landscape.

As I write this article, six months after the World Health Organisation declared […]

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View from the Boardroom: Bridging the Chasm

By |November 9th, 2020|

There’s not enough diversity in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Statistic after statistic confirms it – just 3% of students joining information and communication technology (ICT) courses worldwide are women and less than 20% of NHS staff identify as black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) to name a couple.

In a year when conversations around diversity […]

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Benefit of Counsel: Footing the Covid Bill

By |November 9th, 2020|

Governments around the world have been throwing money at economies to mitigate the worst social and economic effects of the Covid-19 crisis. When the world regains its footing and is able to get back to business, there will be a bill to pay for this.

Borrowing seems unlikely to be the complete answer, and while many […]

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Staffing 100 Europe: The 2020 Edition

By , , , and |November 9th, 2020|

We all experience the world of work differently, but the reality is that the pandemic has seen the global economy plunge into a recession that is likely to get worse.

These circumstances have been tumultuous for the staffing industry as client companies tighten their belts and put pressure on their providers. In these bleak times, it […]

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Staffing 100 Europe Hall of Fame

By |November 9th, 2020|

From sports to music to business, “Hall of Fame” conjures thoughts of one’s entire career. Whereas a contemporary “who’s who” list captures a snapshot in time, noting those of particular influence in a moment or a year, a Hall of Fame speaks to a greater body of work. This year, as we compiled our seventh […]

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By the Numbers

By |November 9th, 2020|