Ann Swain, Chief Executive of the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo), has once again been recognised as one of the most influential individuals in recruitment by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), by appearing in its coveted 2018 Staffing 100 Europe ranking.
The news comes following July’s announcement that Ann has been crowned the UK’s top trade association leader at the 2018 Trade Association Forum (TAF) Awards, picking up the prestigious ‘Group Leadership Award’ at this year’s ceremony.
Positioned as a list of the ‘100 men and women who have made a difference to the European staffing industry’, it is an aggregation of the individuals who have in some way affected the world of work. The list typically includes — but is not limited to — entrepreneurs who have created new and lasting models, CEOs who run large staffing companies both public and private and individuals who have had major impact or influence through M&A, or by leading the charge through legislative change.
Ann was one of just 19 females to appear on this year’s list.
Responding to the accolade, Ann Swain, Chief Executive of APSCo commented:
“The last 12 months has been a phenomenally successful period for APSCo: with membership growth, further international expansion and significant lobbying wins all helping to cement our position as the only truly global trade association for professional recruitment – and I’m incredibly proud that this has been recognised and celebrated by SIA. The passion I have for our sector is absolute, and to be recognised alongside the most influential, visionary and successful recruitment leaders in this year’s Staffing 100 Europe is a genuine honour. However, the fact that less than one in five of the most powerful professionals in recruitment are women is a disappointment, and this is something that we, as a sector, need to challenge. By supporting female talent to achieve their professional ambitions I hope that we can make future lists a little more diverse.”