Chris Pullen was appointed group chief executive of Staffline in January 2018. He joined the company in 2015 and was initially responsible for group mergers and acquisitions. He was designated as group CFO and an executive member of the board in 2016. He is also a member of the nominations committee. The company went on an acquisition spree last year — including, most recently, Grafton Recruitment’s Irish business Passionate about People — all the while undergoing a transformation plan during the fiscal year. The past fiscal year also saw the company face numerous challenges, but Pullen is confident in the company’s plans to return to growth in 2019.
As CEO Randstad Group the Netherlands, Chris Heutink is responsible for Randstad Group’s operations in the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Japan, China, India, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. He began his career at Randstad as a consultant in the Netherlands in 1991. Various management positions followed until 2004, when he was promoted to managing director of Randstad Poland. After moving back to the Netherlands in 2007, he became director of operations. In 2009, Heutink was appointed managing director of Randstad Netherlands. Heutink was appointed to Randstad’s executive board in 2014.
Since 2012, Camelia Slivneanu has been executive director of the Romanian Association of Temporary Agents (ARAMT), recognised as a staffing industry voice by both authorities and social partners. Slivneanu has led the organisation as it identifi ed and promoted quality standards and best practices for the staffing industry and improved the industry’s public image. She involved ARAMT in any project aimed at developing young people, resulting in an increasing number of white- and blue-collar jobs created by ARAMT members. ARAMT last year helped prepare a proposal to amend the legislation in the field of temporary work; the proposal will be the subject of a public-private project.
Stefano Scabbio, president of Southern and Eastern Europe for ManpowerGroup and global brand leader for ManpowerGroup Solutions, is passionate about helping people become more employable and developing in-demand skills while connecting businesses with the talent they need to succeed. He was appointed president of Mediterranean, Northern and Eastern Europe for ManpowerGroup in June 2017, responsible for driving innovative solutions, including digital, while leading the company’s largest region. Scabbio regularly leads discussions on workforce strategy, skills development and upskilling people in Europe for the digital age, including at the World Economic Forum annual meeting and in media including Financial Times, Reuters and Bloomberg.
Yasmin Parvizi is COO of Russell Taylor Holdings, a £100 million UK staffing provider with over 210 locations via a number of specialist high-volume and niche resourcing businesses. Her role is to ensure operational excellence across the company’s client portfolio, which uses in excess of 10,000 contingent and permanent staff a week. Parvizi previously worked for Nexus People GRI and Capita. She has over 11 years’ experience in high-volume and specialist staffing in various sectors. Over the last year, she launched cloud-based vendor management platform Hybrid, a marketplace that optimises high-volume and specialist staffing supply and engages labour providers.
Charles-Henri Dumon is CEO and co-founder of talent solutions firm Morgan Philips Group. Dumon’s commitment to investing in the latest digital and data-led solutions, and disrupting conventional approaches to talent solutions, led him to launch the firm in 2013. Prior to this he worked for 27 years with Michael Page, where he was a member of the board of directors. Last year, Morgan Philips Group acquired Hudson Global’s recruitment and talent management activities in Europe (except for the Benelux countries) and launched Morgan Philips Hudson Talent Consulting in the UK, France, Spain and Poland.
Claude Guedj, chairman and CEO of French staffing firm Groupe Crit, is a pioneer and innovator in the French staffing industry. He founded the company in 1962 when it was known as Industrial and Technical Research Centre, an office of studies and calculations serving the mechanical, electrical and computer industries. With 2018 revenue of €2.50 billion, Groupe Crit now has a presence in 13 countries, 8,700 permanent employees and 30,000 corporate customers. The group this year will focus on growth opportunities to strengthen its operations and to establish itself in new countries, particularly in Europe.
Rosaleen Blair is the founder and CEO of Alexander Mann Solutions, a London-based, global provider of talent outsourcing and consulting services. Since launching the firm in 1996, she has led Alexander Mann through geographic expansion and revenue growth, a management buyout, four private equity relationships and a global economic crisis. Last year, Canada’s Omers Private Equity acquired Alexander Mann from New Mountain Capital in a deal giving the company an enterprise value of £820 million. Her numerous awards include Veuve Clicquot Businesswoman of the Year and E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year, and she supports organisations including Everywoman, the Prince’s Trust, UNICEF, Modern Muse and more.
Annemarie Muntz is president of the World Employment Confederation, the voice of the employment industry at the global level. In 2018, she co-chaired the B20 Employment & Education Taskforce where she was a prominent voice in discussions concerning diverse forms of work in the labour market. She had a key role in driving change in the language used to refer to employment contracts, specifically removing the term “non-standard” within the international institutional employers’ community, which includes the International Organisation of Employers OE and the WEC. She previously chaired WEC-Europe from 2005 to 2018. Muntz is also managing director of global public affairs for Randstad and sits on the board of CSR Europe.
Ingrid Hofmann is one of Germany’s most successful temporary work entrepreneurs. She is CEO of Hofmann Corp., parent company of global staffing and recruiting agency I.K. Hofmann (also known as Hofmann Personal), which she founded in 1985 in Nuremberg, Germany. Guided by her philosophy that growth occurs by word of mouth, Hofmann Corp. has become one of the largest staffing agencies in Europe with more than 20,000 employees and more than 100 international branches located in the US, England, Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic. I.K. Hofmann ranks fifth on SIA’s 2018 list of largest staffing firms in Germany.