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

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

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.