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Sigmar COO Frank Farrelly Makes European Business Leaders Top 100 List

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Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions, has unveiled its 2017 list of the 100 most influential European staffing leaders, and Sigmar Recruitment’s COO, the current National Recruitment Federation President- Frank Farrelly has been named on the list.


In its fifth year, the list recognises a diverse group of individuals and lauds them for their role in taking the staffing industry forward. Comprising of both men and women from across the industry, SIA compiles the list based on the impact and influence individuals have had on the workforce solutions ecosystem, be it through growth, vision, innovation or legislation during the past year. This list is not a ranking but rather a call out to those whose leadership is making a difference.


“To be named amongst such internationally highly regarded names in the industry on this enormously prestigious list, I am of course hugely proud and very happy,” comments Farrelly. “Ireland deserves the recognition it is finally getting as perhaps one of the strongest countries in Europe, if not globally for business leadership. The opportunities and potential for further growth and leadership are exponential. The current strong economic business environment coupled with the opportunities created by the imminent exit of the UK from the European market makes Ireland one of the strongest players in the market.”


“Kudos to the 2017 Staffing 100 Europe as they navigate the world of work through rapid shifts in the marketplace,” says Subadhra Sriram, Publisher & Editor, SIA. “Not only are they leading the charge effectively but are elevating the industry in the process of helping shape work globally. This list includes those who have helped shape the development of a market estimated to be worth approximately US $168 billion.”


This year’s honorees reflect the diversity of European staffing markets, with representation across cultures and geographies, as well as advancing gender diversity. Fifteen women were named in the 2017 list, up from 13 last year.


About Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA)


Founded in 1989, SIA is the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions. Their proprietary research covers all categories of employed and non-employed work including temporary staffing, independent contracting and other types of contingent labor. SIA’s independent and objective analysis provides insights into the services and suppliers operating in the workforce solutions ecosystem including staffing firms, managed service providers, recruitment process outsourcers, payrolling/compliance firms and talent acquisition technology specialists such as vendor management systems, online staffing platforms, crowdsourcing and online work services. We also provide training and accreditation with their unique Certified Contingent Workforce Professional (CCWP) program.


Known for their award-winning content, data, support tools, publications, executive conferences and events, they help both suppliers and buyers of workforce solutions make better-informed decisions that improve business results and minimize risks. As a division of the international business media company, Crain Communications Inc., SIA is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with offices in London, England.


About Frank Farrelly


Frank Farrelly is COO and co-founder of Sigmar Recruitment, leading a team of more than 120 recruitment professionals nationwide. Over the last seven years, Farrelly has been a committee member, treasurer, VP and secretary for the National Recruitment Federation in Ireland and was elected NRF president in 2016. He was part of the NRF team that lobbied the government on the Agency Workers Act, Zero Hours Contracts and ‘If & When’ contracts. Farrelly recently led NRF’s efforts that secured the hosting of the 2018 World Employment Conference in Ireland.


Farrelly was nonexecutive director for The People Group from 2005 to 2009; he currently sits on the external interview panel for the MBA programme at Dublin City University and has delivered courses for The Ryan Academy and The Smurfit Business School.


Media Contact

Mairéad Nic Giolla Phádraig – 086 3675602

Frank Farrelly is available for media comment or interview.

Posted by Julia Purcell, Marketing & Communications Manager on 7 December 2017

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