Meet the 2021 influencers in the €157 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 three 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.
Peter Searle

Peter Searle

Executive chairman of Norman Broadbent Group since June 2021, Peter Searle has more than 30 years’ experience in the recruitment sector. Norman Broadbent Group provides board and executive search, senior executive interim management, solutions, research and insight, consulting and recruitment services. Most recently, Searle was executive chairman of Airswift. He has also held leadership roles(…)

Juan Urdiales

Juan Urdiales

Juan Urdiales started his first company, Pluscuamperfecta, during his last year of university in 2005 and sold it three years later. In 2009, he and Felipe Navío co-founded Madrid based Jobandtalent, an on-demand contingent staffing platform. Under his co-leadership, Jobandtalent secured €100 million from the SoftBank Vision Fund 2 to promote expansion into new markets,(…)

Jack Beaman

Jack Beaman

Along with co-founder Novo Abakare, CEO Jack Beaman developed Syft, now Indeed Flex, out of a drive to change how temp staffing works by helping to democratise access to both workers and work. During the past year, Beaman led the move to the remote onboarding of new “Flexers” and kept the no-show rate at 2.6%(…)

Felipe Navío

Felipe Navío

No stranger to tech startups, Felipe Navío was advisor and founder of ticket marketplace ticketbis in 2007 and strategy consultant in 2008 for Tuenti as it pivoted from being the “Spanish Facebook” to its present iteration as a cloud-based telephony service. In 2009, he joined with Juan Urdiales to co-found on-demand staffing platform Jobandtalent in(…)

Paul Venables

Paul Venables

A chartered accountant and also US-qualified, Paul Venables was appointed group finance director of Hays plc in 2006 and has helped transform the company into a preeminent global specialist recruitment business with operations in 33 countries. He started his career at Deloitte & Touche as senior manager in its US practice. This was followed by(…)

Alessandro Ramazza

Alessandro Ramazza

Deputy counselor of Randstad Group Italia and president of Intempo, a division of Randstad serving the port and logistics sector, Alessandro Ramazza also serves as director of Randstad Research Italy and president of Assolavoro, the national association of staffing firms in Italy. He was president of Italy-based staffing firm Obiettivo Lavoro Group when Randstad acquired(…)