Staffing Industry Analysts produced its first Staffing 100, our flagship list, in 2011, honoring the men and women who make the ecosystem work. Since then, the Europe Staffing 100, the SI 100 Hall of Fame, and the Latin America 25 have joined its ranks on this website.
The US staffing industry experienced a phenominal 2022, generating 14% growth to $212.8 billion — leapfrogging pre-pandemic 2019 revenue of $153.1 billion. Shepherding this development were the executives of the 2023 Staffing 100.
But it was not all roses and revenue along the way; 2022 posed challenges of its own with the continued effects of the pandemic, the war in Ukraine and steep global inflation. The ecosystem had already been grappling with the Great Resignation when quiet quitting reared its head, underscoring the importance of empathetic leadership. In the staffing industry, the temporary penetration rate began to slide downward.
With 2023 seeing mass layoffs at some of the largest US companies, staffing executives face a more moderate 2% growth. At the same time, workers are still demanding more of leadership. The different generations in the workforce want equity in the workforce and a versatile management style that caters to a mission beyond profits. Diversity, equity and inclusion are more than buzzwords to today’s workers. They want diversity of thought and experience both from their peers and the C-suite. Leaders need to juggle varying and often paradoxical demands.
Today, the temporary or contingent workforce — 33 million strong in 2021 — continues to gain in importance. Corporations rely on these contingent workers — independent contractors, SOW consultants, temporary workers and freelancers — to get the job done. It is the Staffing 100 honorees, however, who are shepherding many of these workers and helping shape a new world of work.
As we look forward to an uncertain period, we salute those who guided the ecosystem through an often turbulent 2022. We are proud to list the 2023 Staffing 100 honorees, sponsored by Indeed, on the following pages.
Congratulations to the 2023 Staffing 100 and Latin America 25.
The 2023 Staffing 100 Europe will be announced in October.