Staffing Industry

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Staffing Industry

Do you need reliable data and relevant insights into the leading service providers in the staffing industry? Lünendonk & Hossenfelder evaluates and explains current trends, business potential and economic developments in the recruitment and agency staffing, IT workforce and IT freelancer markets. Stay on top of the latest developments and find out how companies in the industry are dealing with external workforce, executive search, headhunting, contracting and temporary staffing issues.

Agile, dynamic and varied: the staffing industry is one of the most important service markets for business flexibility in Germany. Regulatory changes may entail restrictions, but they also provide new opportunities for high-quality services. Flexibility is becoming increasingly important. Lünendonk is constantly analysing the staffing industry market, keeping an eye on the latest developments in HR services and ensuring greater transparency in the provider marketplace in the process.


Lünendonk List 2023: Leading providers of IT workforce services in Germany

The Lünendonk List 2023 “Leading Providers of IT Workforce Services in Germany” presents a ranking of the 15 leading providers of staffing services in the market segment “IT workforce” by revenue. In addition to total revenue, the ranking also lists the number of internal employees as well as the range of services.

Lünendonk List 2023: Leading Temporary Staffing Businesses in Germany

The Lünendonk List of the 25 Leading Temporary Staffing Businesses is a renowned ranking of the leading service providers in Germany by domestic turnover. It has been published annually for more than 20 years and is based on primary data collection.

Lünendonk List 2021: Leading Providers of Engineering Services in Germany

The Lünendonk List 2021 “Leading Providers of Engineering Services in Germany” provides a ranking of the 15 leading providers of engineering services in Germany by turnover. It offers an overview of the leading players in the German market for engineering services, cataloguing not only turnover but also current staffing numbers.

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Agency recruitment, recruitment process outsourcing, IT workforce/freelancers and temporary staffing services all provide great opportunities for many companies to recruit and deploy personnel flexibly as the need arises. The provider market is very heterogeneous however. Do you want to make the right decisions for your business based on reliable facts, figures and data? Lünendonk’s analyses offer an annual ranking of the leading providers in the German staffing industry market. Get in touch with us to request detailed information on the latest trends in the industry.

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Lena Singer


Lena Singer is your contact for staffing services, agency recruitment, IT workforce and temporary staffing. Please get in touch with her directly for advice on surveys, publications, presentations, workshops or seminars.


The Staffing Industry market

The staffing industry market in Germany is characterised by many thousands of small and medium-sized companies that are often highly specialised – by region, by a particular range of services, by the provision of specialist staff, or by a specific customer industry. The industry serves as an early beacon of cyclical changes in the labour market, thus playing an important role as an economic buffer. Staffing businesses are usually affected at an early stage by both crises as well as the subsequent upswings.

The Staffing Industry: multidimensional service offerings

The range of services offered by staffing industry providers makes for a diverse sector supporting clients with a variety of staffing solutions. In addition to agency and temporary staffing, which accounts for by far the greatest average proportion of sales, a significant role is also played by IT workforce and freelancer services, permanent placement, permanent and interim contracting and managed service provision (MSP). The most important customer sector for the staffing industry is the industrial sector (including the automotive industry), followed by transport and logistics and commercial.

Challenges: regulatory issues, staff shortages, maximum assignment duration

Demographic change and the significant demand for qualified skilled workers together represent a major challenge for the industry. Within the market, the considerable pressures on pricing and profitability are increasingly pushing companies to introduce and bed in efficient processes. The industry is also being shaped and unsettled by the rapidly growing burden of regulation and the impacts of reforms to the Temporary Agency Work Act. Lünendonk has been analysing the staffing industry market for more than two decades. The company also researches the markets for IT freelancers and IT workforce services as well as agency recruitment. Our close observation of the market means Lünendonk always has its finger on the pulse of contingent workforce and leadership advisory services, headhunting, contracting, interim management and HR consulting.