Meet the 2019 influencers in European staffing. This list, compiled by Staffing Industry Analysts, includes those who have helped to shape the €172 billion European market. Entrepreneurs, CEOs, reformers, lawyers, businesspeople — the Staffing 100 Europe honourees have a wide range of skills and accomplishments and hail from a multitude of staffing markets in the region. The list is not a ranking but a shout-out to those who have made a difference in the world of work.
Margriet Spijker

Margriet Spijker

Margriet Spijker is CEO of the Dutch staffing company Timing, a part of ADG Group. Timing ranks third on Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2019 List of Largest Staffing Firms in the Netherlands. Spijker has more than 25 years of experience in the HR and employment services industry. She joined the company as a consultant in 1988(…)

Matt Weston

Matt Weston

Matt Weston is the UK managing director for Robert Half. Prior to his current role, Weston was the director for professional staffing across the UK South region, encompassing finance and accounting, financial services, human resources and administration recruitment. Weston started his career with Robert Half in 1999 as a recruitment consultant for finance and accounting;(…)

François Béharel

François Béharel

On the heels of Randstad’s internal promotion policy, François Béharel devotes his energy to writing a new page in the group’s history. He joined the Vedior group in 1999 as regional director in the north of France. He was appointed general manager in charge of the Vediorbis Network in 2006 and took the chair of(…)

Simon Blockley

Simon Blockley

Simon Blockley is CEO of Guidant Global, the specialist recruitment outsourcing business of UK staffing firm Impellam Group. He joined Guidant in 2014, becoming managing director in 2017. In October 2018, Impellam merged its US and UK talent acquisition and managed solutions businesses — rebranding them as Guidant Global. Following the merger, Blockley became CEO(…)

Lord Michael Ashcroft

Lord Michael Ashcroft

Lord Michael Ashcroft was appointed nonexecutive chairman of Impellam Group plc in 2014. A long-time conservative party supporter, he served as deputy chairman from 2005 to 2010; he stepped down from the House of Lords in 2015 to focus on other areas of his work. He is also founder and chairman of trustees of both(…)

Samuel Tual

Samuel Tual

Samuel Tual in January 2019 became president of France-based temporary employment firm Actual Leader Group. The company was established in 2018 after the merger of two temporary employment firms: Groupe Actual and Leader Intérim. Tual had been president of Groupe Actual, a privately held staffing firm in the French market that was co-founded in 2001(…)

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