Meet the 2020 influencers in the €172 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 introduce the inaugural 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.
Dinette Koolhaas

Dinette Koolhaas

Staffing 100 Europe | 2020 Based in Switzerland, Dinette Koolhaas leads operations and oversees growth strategies across Europe, Russia, Mexico and Brazil as president of Kelly International, a role she assumed in July. Formerly, she was VP and managing director, EMEA. Throughout her tenure at Kelly, Koolhaas has played a crucial role in the EMEA(…)

Yasmin Harrison

Yasmin Harrison

Staffing 100 Europe | 2020 Yasmin Harrison is COO of Thomas March, providing £100 million of high-volume temporary staffing through more than 200 locations across the UK. Her role is to ensure operational excellence across their high profile client portfolio which use in excess of 10,000 contingent and permanent staff a week. Harrison previously worked(…)

Carmen Watson

Carmen Watson

Staffing 100 Europe | 2020 Carmen Watson, chair and managing director of Pertemps, joined Pertemps in 1976 as a secretary and was later responsible for the corporate business team and growing turnover to £323 million from £32 million between 1983 and 2000. In 2018, Watson was named Director of the Year by the Institute of(…)

Gary Goldsmith

Gary Goldsmith

Staffing 100 Europe | 2020 Gary Goldsmith is a long-time recruitment industry investor, non-executive director and advisor to various companies in the UK recruitment industry. Goldsmith spent more than 13 years with SThree, launching and helping to grow its contract business. Goldsmith was also the former COO at InterQuest from 2012 to 2013. Throughout his(…)

Mike Beesley

Mike Beesley

Staffing 100 Europe | 2020 Mike Beesley is CEO of UK-based Sanderson, which was rebranded from Resource Solutions Group in November 2019. Beesley bought the company with his business partner Keith Dawe in 1981, growing it to a €500 million-plus staffing firm. Also in 2019, Beesley and his team set up TimesTwo Investments in Bristol,(…)

Paul Jacquin

Paul Jacquin

Staffing 100 Europe | 2020 In 2020, Paul Jacquin co-founded Taptrove Ventures, which invests in WorkTech startups, providing solutions to boost productivity, enable a distributed workforce and improve professional journeys. He is also managing partner of the Randstad Innovation Fund, which he co-founded in 2014 to invest in social sourcing, online platforms, mobile solutions, virtual(…)