Global HR & Recruitment Services: Market Research Report

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Global HR & Recruitment Services Market Research Report | Dec 2013

The global economy presents its own set of opportunities and threats for businesses in a range of industries. IBISWorld’s Global HR & Recruitment Services global market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at an international level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
Adecco Adecco market share
Manpower Manpower market share
Randstad Randstad market share
Industry Statistics & Forecast
Annual Growth 08-13
Annual Growth 13-18
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Global HR and Recruitment Services industry relies on organizations outsourcing recruitment processes and human resource (HR) management activities. Industry performance is largely dependent on economic conditions in major markets and the flow-on effects these have on the demand for labor around the world. While the liberalization of labor laws in developed nations has historically been a key to the industry's growth, large players are now focusing efforts on emerging markets, as these regions follow suit in the liberalization of labor laws. The governments of some countries, however, particularly in the European Union, are currently at risk of default... read more

Industry Key Buyers

The Global HR and Recruitment Services industry is highly fragmented, with a large number of small and medium-size firms operating in niche geographies and industries. IBISWorld estimates that in 2013, the top four players will account for 13.4% of the available market share, providing this industry with a low level of concentration.

The industry can be broken down into several segments. While the largest players tend to be global, catchall operators, most cater to niche labor markets. One of the largest niche operators is Robert Half International, which caters to accounting and finance professions. Many players also cater specifically to one country, due to the difficulty of breaking into a new market with differing cultural norms and labor market laws... read more


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What is the Global HR & Recruitment Services Industry?

Companies in this industry provide outsourced human resource (HR) and employment placement services. These services can include selecting and placing permanent and temporary staff, employee leasing, listing employment vacancies and outsourcing management of personnel-related administrative functions, such as payroll and employee benefit administration.

Industry Products
Temporary placementPermanent staffingEmployee leasingOther services
Industry Activities
Temporary staff appointmentPermanent staff appointmentEmployee leasing

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