David Papapostolou

Research Analyst, Europe

David Papapostolou
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David Papapostolou is part of the European research team at Staffing Industry Analysts. He has written extensively about the contingent workforce environments in many European countries. David is also responsible for drawing the rankings of staffing firms in several European markets. A native speaker, he follows with a particular attention the trends in the French, Belgian and Swiss markets. David joined the company in May 2010 following a career as a research scientist, and has already written several reports on the clinical and scientific segments. He holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Paris University Denis Diderot.

Research Focus: Belgium | France | Luxembourg | Netherlands | Nordics | Switzerland | Vietnam

Recent Articles

UK Monthly Hiring Trends April/May 2012

24 May 2012

  • APSCo data shows the market is deteriorating further
  • Online data suggests temporary vacancies still growing
  • Engineering still showing the brightest outlook

Top 50 Staffing Firms in France 2011

22 May 2012

  • Adecco largely dominates the market,  followed by ManpowerGroup and Randstad in one of the most highly consolidated in Europe.
  • In the first half of 2011, the staffing industry in France benefited from a strong recovery; but ultimately was hit by the Eurozone crisis and by September... More

A Look at the Dutch Temporary Workforce Environment

21 May 2012

  • Overview of the Dutch legal landscape
  • Importance of collective bargaining agreements
  • Details on employers' statutory costs

UK Monthly Hiring Trends Mar/Apr 2012

26 April 2012

  • APSCo data deteriorating in March 2012.
  • Innovantage data shows North East was the place to be.
  • The economic signals are alarming.

Quest for the Talent Grail: The evolution of the J&J programme in EMEA

19 April 2012

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • Hear how Fieldglass helped Johnson & Johnson overcome the challenges of rolling out a contingent workforce programme across Europe
  • Duration: approximately 1h

Top 30 Staffing Firms in Switzerland 2011

17 April 2012

  • Adecco dominates its domestic market; Kelly Services, ManpowerGroup and Randstad also in the Top 5.
  • A relatively high proportion of foreign firms, often providing permanent recruitment services.
  • in 2011, growth in the blue collar segment was driven by the construction sector.

UK Monthly Hiring Trends Feb/Mar 2012

26 March 2012

  • APSCo data remains  positive
  • Innovantage shows both perm and temp strongly up
  • The economic signals are mixed

UK Monthly Hiring Trends Jan/Feb 2012

24 February 2012

  • APSCo data turns generally positive
  • Innovantage shows both perm and temp up
  • Economy gradually improving

The 2012 Spanish labour market reform explained

23 February 2012

  • Detailed explanations of the main changes introduced by the reform
  • Briefing note in English language
  • Link to the pdf document

UK Monthly Hiring Trends Dec 2011 / Jan 2012

27 January 2012

  • APSCo data generally negative
  • Innovantage shows both perm and temp up
  • Economy still souring