3rd Year In A Row, SIA Ranks GQR #8 Fastest-Growing U.S. Staffing Firm

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3rd Year In A Row, SIA Ranks GQR #8 Fastest-Growing U.S. Staffing Firm

October 12, 2020

New York, September 23, 2020 — GQR is excited to announce that it has claimed the No. 8 spot on Staffing Industry Analysts’ (SIA) 2020 Fastest-Growing U.S. Staffing Firms list for the third year in a row. GQR is also the only company that has appeared in the top 10 list, three years in a row.

“We’re thrilled to be recognized by SIA again and for the exclusive accomplishment of ranking in the top ten for three years running” GQR’s CEO, Steven Talbot said. “I’m particularly grateful to be surrounded by our extraordinary people, the best of the best, and am happy to see our unique operating model and quality-over-quantity strategy further validated with another year of high-performance and hypergrowth.”

“We encourage our people to be as adventurous as possible and are always open to new ideas and possibilities,” co-founder Hugo Sugden said, “whether that’s identifying new trends or adapting services based on what our clients need, from contingent tactical recruiting through to strategic retainers, and then identifying new fast-paced, ultra-growth markets.”

To qualify for the 2020 Fastest-Growing US Staffing Firms list, companies must have posted a minimum of $1 million in US revenue in 2015 and have had a compound annual growth rate of at least 15% from 2015-2019. The companies in the 2020 list had a median CAGR of 27.4%; the top 10 had a median CAGR of 56.3%. – GQR managed a staggering 47.5% CAGR. See here for the full list.

This year, 75 firms qualified for the list with a CAGR of 15% or more. The median compound annual growth rate for the top 10 firms on the list was 56.3%. IT was the most-represented segment with 31 firms reporting IT staffing was one of their top segments. It was followed by 25 firms that listed healthcare as a top skill provided.

In addition to this award, Staffing Industry Analyst also recognized GQR’s CEO, Steven Talbot, on the 40 Under 40 List.


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About Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA)

Founded in 1989, SIA is the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions. Its 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. SIA also provides training and accreditation with its 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 risk. 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 GQR

Specialization. Collaboration. Globalization. These are the three pillars of GQR’s strategic approach.

We are highly specialized in sectors that define the next phase of innovation: capital, natural resources, time and life. By specializing in Banking & FinanceEnergy & EngineeringTechnology and Life Sciences, GQR adds value to the world by identifying talent that transcends boundaries.

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