Lünendonk List 2023

Leading Temporary Staffing Businesses in Germany

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The Lünendonk® List 2023 “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 2023 „Leading Temporary Staffing Businesses in Germany“

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

  • offers an overview of the players in the German market for temporary staffing, listing revenue alongside internal staff and temporary workers

  • is an excerpt from the Lünendonk® Survey 2023 “Temporary Staffing Businesses in Germany” which was published at the end of June 2023 in German language and which can be ordered here.

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The leading 25 temporary staffing businesses in Germany grew by an average of 13.5 per cent in 2022, a significantly faster rate than the overall German economy. The staffing service providers simultaneously expanded their temporary staffing pools by 4.2 per cent. The demand for flexible staffing thus remains at a high level, despite the uncertain economic situation. The differing revenue and staffing rates point to the impact of wages on the figures, due in part to an increase in the minimum wage in October 2022.

The temporary staffing market was again characterised by a number of acquisitions in the 2022 financial year. The momentum continues: In the first months of 2023, the acquisitions of Pluss by House of HR and of Runtime by Synergie were announced, among others.

Market leader Randstad increased its revenues by 6.3 per cent. With earnings of €2,014.0 million, it returned to 2019 levels. Second-placed Adecco recorded the strongest growth of the twenty-five companies in the List in absolute terms, with takings up 35.7 per cent. Its revenues of €1,651.0 million (+€434.0 million) saw the company earn more than twice as much as third-placed Persona Service (2022: €781.8 million, +5.7 %).

More information and details on the top 10 service providers can be found in our press release.

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Inclusion criteria for the List

The ranking features companies that generate more than 50 per cent of their revenue from temporary agency staffing, with over 50 per cent of their revenue from external work. 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 was released June 29, 2023 in German language and can be ordered here. It is based on information provided by 81 temporary staffing businesses.

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The Lünendonk® Survey 2023 “Temporary Staffing Businesses in Germany” contains graphical analysis of all the results from our poll of 81 temporary staffing businesses, along with commentary and context based on our years of market monitoring.

The current edition of the survey was published June 29, 2023 in German language.


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