Lünendonk List 2021

Leading Temporary Staffing Businesses in Germany

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The Lünendonk® List 2021 “Leading Temporary Staffing Businesses in Germany” is a ranking of the leading providers of personnel services with a focus on temporary agency staffing.

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The Lünendonk® List 2021 “Leading Temporary Staffing Businesses in Germany”

  • provides a ranking of the 25 leading providers of personnel services by turnover, with a focus on temporary agency staffing

  • offers an overview of the players in the German market for temporary staffing, listing turnover alongside numbers of staff working internally as well as on customer assignments

  • is an excerpt from the Lünendonk® Survey 2021 “Temporary Staffing Businesses in Germany” which appeared in July 2021.

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All in all, the 25 largest temporary staffing businesses by turnover employed an average of around 182,479 workers on customer assignments in 2020, generating turnover of 7.8 billion euros (previous year: €9.6 bn). Sales were down year-on-year by 16.4 per cent. For more information, please see our press release

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Inclusion criteria for the List and what’s new

The ranking features companies that generate more than 50 per cent of their turnover from temporary agency staffing, with over 50 per cent of their turnover from external work. These criteria ensure that the Lünendonk® List represents the market for temporary staffing without major distortions. Market-relevant temporary staffing businesses that do not meet the criteria are shown in a subranking.

The Lünendonk® List is an excerpt from our comprehensive annual market survey, containing numerous indicators and analysis of current issues and trends. The survey is scheduled to be released in June and is available to pre-order now. It is based on information provided by 83 temporary staffing businesses (previous year: 71). Survey data is based on information from both market leaders as well as mid-sized temporary staffing businesses. In addition to commentary, the study also provides graphical presentation of the results, numerous segment analyses, a list of turnover and staffing numbers for the companies included and a one-year subscription to our ad-free newsletter, bringing together the most important information on the temporary staffing market on a regular basis.

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The Lünendonk® Survey “Temporary Staffing Businesses in Germany” contains graphical analysis of all the results from our poll of temporary staffing businesses, along with commentary and context based on our years of market monitoring.

The latest edition of the survey was published in July 2021 and is available for order here.


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