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SIA Announces Largest Staffing Firms in Ireland

Mountain View, California & London, UK — 27 July 2018 — Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions, released its 2018 report on the Largest Staffing Firms in Ireland. The report features the top 20 staffing and recruitment firms in Ireland ranked by their 2016 revenue.

The largest staffing firm based on revenue was Irish headquartered CPL, which dominates the market with over three times the market share of its closest rival, specialist provider CAE Parc. Morgan McKinley, which is known for its expertise in financial markets was in third place. The 18 largest firms accounted for 51% of the market, which means that Ireland is more consolidated than Germany, the Netherlands and the UK. Overall there were 647 licences issued by Workplace Relations.

The 5 largest staffing firms are:

Company 2016 Revenue (€ millions) Headquarters Country
CPL  400 Ireland
CAE Parc Aviation  124 Canada
Morgan McKinley  n/a Ireland
Hays Specialist Recruitment  97 United Kingdom
Crewlink Ireland  83 Ireland

“The largest five firms in Ireland have a much smaller share of the market, than comparable companies in Belgium, France, Italy or the Netherlands; only Germany comes close with a 24% cumulative market share,” said Adam Pode, Director of Research at SIA.

According to SIA, the Irish staffing market was worth €2.2 billion (USD $2.9bn) in 2016 and increased by 9% compared with 2015, with the Industrial Sector, Office/Clerical and Finance & Accounting making up 62% of the temporary staffing market. “The vast majority of the Top 20 firms are headquartered in Ireland or the UK (16). The remaining firms have owners in Canada, the Netherland, Switzerland and the United States,” said Pode. “The five fastest-growing firms show annual growth rates of between 70% and 20%.”

The full Largest Staffing Firms in Ireland report is available for SIA’s Corporate and CWS Council Members with EMEA access.

About Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA)

SIA is the Global Advisor on Staffing and Workforce Solutions
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Founded in 1989, SIA is the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions. Our proprietary research covers all categories of employed and non-employed work including temporary staffing, independent contracting and other types of contingent labor. SIA’s independent and objective analysis provides insights into the services and suppliers operating in the workforce solutions ecosystem including staffing firms, managed service providers, recruitment process outsourcers, payrolling/compliance firms and talent acquisition technology specialists such as vendor management systems, online staffing platforms, crowdsourcing and online work services. We also provide training and accreditation with our unique Certified Contingent Workforce Professional (CCWP) program.

Known for our award-winning content, data, support tools, publications, executive conferences and events, we help both suppliers and buyers of workforce solutions make better-informed decisions that improve business results and minimize risk. As a division of the international business media company, Crain Communications Inc., SIA is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with offices in London, England.

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