Staffing 100 Europe | Hall of Fame | 2020
Denis Waxman retired in 2007 as CEO of UK-based Hays plc. He joined the staffing industry from a career in accounting with the 1968 launch of his own staffing firm, Career Care Group. The company served as Hays’ door into the staffing industry when the latter acquired it in 1986; Hays was founded in 1867 as an operator of wharves and warehouses on the River Thames. Waxman stayed on as managing director of the recruitment business, and moved up the ranks to become CEO in 2004. Hays plc is the sixth-largest staffing firm in the world.