Largest companies that help search for jobs or employees: 2020

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

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The ranking of HR companies in Slovakia is topped by the company Manuvia. Most of its revenues come from the leasing of employees. It was established in 2018 when the companies Express People, Wincott People, McROY and Xawax merged. In 2019, the Eurotrade group became a part of Manuvia. The Arca Capital group was behind this large consolidation of the Slovak and Czech markets.


  1. Manuvia
  2. ManpowerGroup Slovensko
  4. Grafton Slovakia
  5. ADECCO Slovakia
  6. Lugera & Maklér
  7. Trenkwalder
  9. Work Service
  10. TRANSFER International

Manuvia had the most permanent employees in 2019, and based on data provided by FinStat, had the highest average sales revenues in the past three years (2016-2018). INDEX NOSLUŠ had the highest average net profit over the same period.

The ten largest recruitment agencies filled 6,634 positions for companies in 2019. ManpowerGroup reported the highest number (2,972 placements, most of which were allocated for Jaguar Land Rover Slovakia). Lugera & Maklér had the highest number in the white-collar category (433 placements).

In 2019, the ten largest temporary employment agencies leased 33,308 employees. Manuvia, which leased 10,799 leased (4,869 FTE) was number one.

Largest agencies based on segments

“We have been preparing labour market analyses as part of our annual Career and Employment Guide for 21 years now,” said Ján Pallo, publisher of The Slovak Spectator. “For the first time, we have detailed information from all the important players on the market.”

How successful were HR companies in 2016-2018?

The ranking was created thanks to the cooperation between The Slovak Spectator and the company FinStat. Five criteria were used to evaluate which agencies were the largest.

How many employees worked in HR companies?

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 2019 - leased employees not included (45% weight)
2) total number of placements in 2019 - leased positions not included (white-collar workers - 18% weight, blue-collar workers - 9% weight)
3) number of leased employees in 2019 in full-time equivalent - only permanent employees (10% weight)
4) average sales revenue between the years 2016-2018 (13% weight)
5) average net profit between the years 2016-2018 (5% weight)

More details can be found in the Career and Employment Guide 2020 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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