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 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

Top 50 Staffing Firms in the Netherlands 2010

5 August 2011

  • In 2010 the Dutch staffing market saw the first signs of recovery.
  • Domestic giants Randstad and USG People still well ahead of the pack; Adecco now ahead of ManpowerGroup
  • A highly fragmented market: the top 5 firms owns just a third of the Dutch market.

Size of the European Clinical/Scientific Market

12 July 2011

The European Clinical/Scientific segment accounts for one third of the global market ...

Top 50 Staffing Firms in Germany 2010

17 June 2011

  • Randstad is the market leader, albeit with only 9.5% share as the market is still highly fragmented.
  • Only one domestic firm features in the Top 5, but German firms largely dominate the rest of the Top 50 list.
  • Industrial staffing was the growth driver in 2010, in particular momentum from the... More

Top 25 Staffing Firms in Austria 2010

2 June 2011

  • Austria is one of the smallest staffing markets in Western Europe
  • Nevertheless, it is a thriving market and some major players are already well established
  • The Top 25 firms have recorded impressive growth figures in 2010

WE Insight - Pharmaceutical and Clinical Staffing in Europe

20 April 2011

The first of our ongoing series of reports focusing on specific sectors with high growth potential...

WE Insight - Top 40 Staffing Firms in Belgium 2010

7 April 2011

Our list features staffing companies with 2010 sales generated in Belgium in execess of 8 million euro.

Where to Start? Adoption of Best Practice in the Procurement of Contingent Labour

11 November 2010

  • This webinar was recorded on November 11, 2010 at Staffing Industry Analysts London office and aimed at developping knowledge of best practice for managers responsible for temporary staffing and/or independent contractors recruitment programmes within there organization.
  • Speakers: John Nurthen,... More