Meet the 2022 influencers in the €206 billion European staffing market. This list, compiled by SIA, includes entrepreneurs, CEOs, reformers, lawyers and businesspeople with a wide range of skills and accomplishments who hail from a multitude of staffing markets in the region. We also welcome four new inductees to the Staffing 100 Europe Hall of Fame, which comprises pioneers and champions whose indelible impact is at the core of the industry’s evolution. These lists are not a ranking, but a shout-out to those who have made a difference in the world of work.
Simon Blockley

Simon Blockley

As CEO of Impellam Global Managed Services, Simon Blockley oversees Impellam Group’s Guidant Global, Comensura and Flexy brands, which together delivered £838.7 million in revenue in 2021, exceeding pre-pandemic revenue of £785.3 million. Blockley’s leadership led the business through the uncertainty of the pandemic while maintaining its reputation as a people-first employer and a builder(…)

Jan Bengtsson

Jan Bengtsson

Jan Bengtsson is president and CEO of Swedish staffing firm Pion Group (formerly known as Poolia). He was appointed to his current role following the 2018 merger of Poolia with Uniflex, which he led as CEO. Recently, the group acquired SaaS recruitment platform Workspace Recruit, which Pion offers to its clients so they have a(…)

Dirk Hahn

Dirk Hahn

As CEO of Hays plc’s German and continental European and Middle East markets, Dirk Hahn leads 14 of the 33 countries in which the company operates. Hays plc is the sixthlargest staffing firm in the world, according to SIA. Germany contributed £245 million of Hays’ reported net fees of £1.19 billion in fiscal 2022. Hahn(…)

James Allen

James Allen

As Airswift’s chief operations director and senior VP of EMEA and CIS, James Allen oversees the development and management of global operations, business process improvement, quality assurance, safety, HR and the project management office. In 2021, Allen led the merger and integration programme between Airswift and Competentia, which concluded six months ahead of schedule and(…)

Geraldine King

Geraldine King

CEO Geraldine King runs the Employment & Recruitment Federation, which was rebranded from National Recruitment Federation in December 2021. Having joined the federation in 2009, King has continued to facilitate its services and most recently led the expansion of the organisation’s education portfolio with accredited programmes for upskilling recruiters. Regarded as a catalyst for change(…)

Juan Urdiales

Juan Urdiales

Juan Urdiales is co-CEO of Jobandtalent, the digital temporary job platform he co-founded in Madrid in 2009. Jobandtalent has been on a solid growth trajectory, announcing a $500 million series E funding round in December 2021 backed by leading investors such as SoftBank and Kinnevik, followed by a major debt facility with Goldman Sachs and(…)

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