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.
We publish our 10th Staffing 100 and fifth Latin America 25 following a year that threw the employment rule book out of the window. Our ecosystem — staffing companies, MSPs, VMSs, RPO providers, talent acquisition platforms — cratered. Staffing Industry Analysts revised its forecast to project a 17% overall revenue decline last year. Covid-19 had brought an abrupt end to a decade of sustained growth in the US staffing industry.
But industry leaders displayed exceptional leadership skills in a year unlike anything felt before. It is from this group that we chose the 2021 honorees. Not only did these leaders deploy thousands of clinicians and other healthcare workers across the US in support of clients and patients, but their accomplishments also include launching new solutions (including human cloud platforms and direct-sourcing programs), growing revenue, embracing what tech had to offer by making investments in technology innovation and helping their clients move toward total talent management — a development that has been touted in the last two decades.
Further, these icons helped their teams adapt to a remote way of working alongside clients and talent while finding creative ways to communicate and support the needs of all the stakeholders internal and external. They also listened to their internal teams and talent, addressing inequities in their organizations — and the industry as a whole. Some put in place DE&I programs; others continue to support the diversity cause in myriad ways. Resourceful, agile and forward-thinking, these honorees have subscribed to the putting-people-first philosophy and have in the process given their teams and talent a leg up.
The efforts and advances pushed by these innovators raise the bar for the entire industry, shaping a $126.9 billion North America market, a €172 European market and an emerging $11.4 billion Latin America market, comprising CEOs, entrepreneurs, workforce specialists, attorneys, technologists and more. These influencers have been nominated by the workforce solutions ecosystem.
Congratulations to the 2021 Staffing 100 and Latin America 25. The 2021 Staffing 100 Europe will be announced in October.