Staffing 100 Europe | Hall of Fame | 2020
Ann Swain is global CEO of APSCo, an international trade body she founded in 1999 that represents the professional recruitment sector in the UK, Germany, Singapore and Australia. Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, APSCo actively advocated for the industry in regard to government policy developments. In order to support recruitment business growth during these difficult times, Swain and the APSCo team launched a number of initiatives during lockdown, including AdvisorLink — a service to connect recruitment firms with some of the sector’s best business growth experts and non-executive directors. A platform speaker at UK and international recruitment conferences, Swain co-authored the Professional Recruiter’s Handbook and chaired the European team in the popular Top Recruiter documentary series.