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

Western Europe M&A, 2011

20 December 2011

  • Despite the global slowdown, M&A activity in the staffing industry increased in Western Europe this year.
  • The most significant deal is the acquisition of SFN Group by Randstad.
  • Read the full analysis: by staffing segment, deals with disclosed metrics, deals in which the target company offers... More

Western Europe Annual Review & Predictions for 2012

14 December 2011

Our end of year review showcases Staffing Industry Analyst’s most valued research produced during the past twelve months.

Top 30 Staffing Firms in Scandinavia 2010

10 November 2011

  • As a region, the combined countries of Scandinavia would be the fifth largest European staffing market in 2010.
  • ManpowerGroup and Adecco dominate this region, jointly controlling a quarter of the market.
  • The main driver for growth in the region has been the recovery of the Swedish car manufacturing... More

Finland Data Sources

9 November 2011

Links to tell you about the market in Finland…

Top 20 Staffing Firms in Denmark 2010

3 November 2011

  • Denmark is the smallest Scandinavian staffing market in terms of revenue.
  • Adecco is the leader, with revenue just under €50 million
  • Randstad and ManpowerGroup also in the Top 5.

Top 20 Staffing Firms in Finland 2010

2 November 2011

  • The Finnish market is highly fragmented, the Top 5 accounts for just 30% of market share.
  • Adecco and ManpowerGroup are the only foreign firms in the Top 10.
  • The market leader is the only staffing firm in Finland with annual revenue above €100 million in 2010.

Austrian Data Sources

26 October 2011

  • Links to tell you all you need to know about the Austrian Market
  • Academic resources, applicable government departments
  • Laws and regulations, contingent workforce market data
  • Trade associations and other organisations

Top 30 Largest Staffing Firms in Norway 2010

17 October 2011

  • Norway is the largest Scandinavian staffing market in terms of revenue.
  • Manpower and Adecco lead the Top 30 with a combined market share of 35%.
  • Some of the fastest growing firms are operating in Scandinavian niche segments.

The Largest Staffing Firms in Sweden 2010

5 October 2011

  • ManpowerGroup leads with 21% of market share.
  • A highly consolidated market: the Top 5 firms owning over half of the market.
  • The fastest growing staffing company is owned by the Swedish state.

A Look at the French Temporary Labour Market

21 September 2011

  • Intricacies of the French market explained
  • Overview of the French legal landscape 
  • Importance of collective bargaining agreements