Largest companies that help search for jobs or employees (2018)

More than just well-known names placed in the list of the 10 largest employment agencies in Slovakia.

The ranking of the top 10 employment agencies is topped by the company INDEX NOSLUŠ. It had the most permanent employees in 2017, published the most job offers on the Profesia job portal in 2017, and based on data provided by FinStat, had the highest average sales revenues in the past three years (2014-2016). Company Grafton Slovakia had the highest average net profit over the same period. Company ADECCO Slovakia reported the highest number of placements in 2017, while Grafton Slovakia had the highest number in the white collar category. As for the quality of the recruiting process in 2017, the ranking is led by company ManpowerGroup Slovensko.

10 LARGEST EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES** IN SLOVAKIA
1. INDEX NOSLUŠ*
2. ADECCO Slovakia*
3. Grafton Slovakia*
4. ManpowerGroup Slovensko**
5. Wincott People*
6. Lugera & Maklér*
7. EDYMAX SE
8. Trenkwalder
9. ProAct People Slovensko
10. Start Group*
* consolidated values for the whole group; ** executive search firms are not included in this ranking as they use different methods for placements and work with a different scale of clients as well as positions; *** ManpowerGroup Slovensko also includes sales revenue and net profit of company MANPOWER SLOVENSKO.

“We have been preparing labour market analyses as part of our annual Career and Employment Guide for 19 years already,” said Ján Pallo, publisher of The Slovak Spectator. “This year, we added several criteria. An overview of the largest players in the market should help companies, as well as individuals, get more information when seeking a job or new colleagues.” The ten largest agencies employed monthly more than 12,375 people (in full time equivalent) and filled 5,229 positions for companies in 2017.

The ranking was created thanks to the cooperation of companies Profesia and FinStat. Seven criteria were evaluated which, among other things, indicate the most profitable companies or agencies along with those that publish the most job offers or report the most placements.

“I am glad that among the seven criteria is the RecruitRank Index, which is the only tool today for companies to measure the satisfaction of jobseekers with the quality of the recruiting process as well as the work of recruiters,” said Ivana Molnárová, head of the job website Profesia.

The ranking does not include employment agencies for direct searches of experts or managers (executive search firms) because they use different methods for placements.

When creating the ranking, the below factors had the following weights:
1) average number of permanent employees in 2017 - leased employees not included (36% weight)
2) total number of placements in 2017 - leased positions not included (white collars - 16% weight, blue collars - 8% weight)
3) number of leased employees in 2017 in full-time equivalent - only permanent employees (8% weight)
4) average sales revenue between the years 2014-2016 (13% weight)
5) average net profit between the years 2014-2016 (5% weight)
6) RecruitRank for 2017 (7% weight)
7) number of advertised positions in 2017 on www.profesia.sk (7% weight)

The agencies that decided against publishing their details were not included in the final analysis. However, based on The Slovak Spectator’s calculations, they would not have any significant impact on the top placings.

More details can be found in the Career and Employment Guide 2018 yearbook published by The Slovak Spectator newspaper. It contains the results of the analysis and complete rankings, as well as other interesting information about the labour market.

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