France is one of the oldest staffing markets in Europe, and the second largest market in terms of size (by sales). Some of the earliest French firms (Bis, Adia) were at the heart of mergers that resulted in the creation of today’s major global players (Randstad, Adecco, respectively).
The French staffing market is quite heavily regulated in comparison to other countries. However, in recent years, the implementation of the European Agency Work Directive has resulted in the lifting of many market restrictions. The association representing the interests of the staffing industry, PRISME, provides monthly data on market growth.
France is the second largest economy in Europe, after Germany. France is known for its state-interventionist type of economy or state-managed capitalism. However, European integration, international liberalisation and economic globalisation have also influenced the French socioeconomic system.
Independent Contracting in France is the least well developed of our major markets and Italy the best. Across Europe ICs tend to be older than employers and with a higher proportion of men.
According to our estimates, the Top5 staffing firms operating in this segment owned 38% of the total European Clinical/Scientific staffing market in 2010.
Germany, the UK and France are the main European
provisions necessary to comply with this Directive by 20 July 2011.
France passed a Bill introducing three EU Directives including this one in May and in June it was approved by the Constitutional Council
of continental European staffing markets makes RPO less compelling in the first instance, particularly in countries like France and the Netherlands?
Aside from globalization discussed in detail above