HeadFirst Group, operating in the market of flexible staffing and external hiring, acquires sector partner Between Staffing Group. In a constantly evolving labour market, the demand for full HR services providers is increasing and scalability is an important success factor. By combining the strengths of HeadFirst Group and Between, the new group is able to take optimally advantage of opportunities in the market and to continue the growth strategy together.

Between Staffing Group, consisting of the brands Between, FastFlex, Yellow Friday and EXPR, is one of the largest intermediaries for temporary employment in the Netherlands; over four thousand professionals work for clients via the organisation on a daily basis. HeadFirst Group offers a variety of solutions for flexible staffing, including contracting, matchmaking, MSP services and hiring consultancy. Daily more than ten thousand professionals work for more than three hundred and fifty clients in Europe via HeadFirst Group, realising an annual turnover of more than EUR 1 billion. Together, HeadFirst Group and Between become the market leader in the Benelux in organising external hiring.

Full service HR provider
Han Kolff, CEO of HeadFirst Group: “By merging HeadFirst and Between we strengthen our position as a full HR services provider. We hold the key to expand this role, both nationally and internationally. With our smart online solutions, rich data and expert advisors we increase the customer experience every day. I am looking forward to realise our ambitions together”.

Rein Buijtelaar, CEO of Between Staffing Group, adds: “The energy and ambition of HeadFirst Group fits very well with the DNA of Between. We complement each other well, as shown by the complementary client portfolio and our different sourcing formulas. Together, we have a winning online platform where supply and demand in the flexible labour market meet. I am looking forward to the next steps of the new combination”.

Besides clients, HeadFirst Group sees the suppliers and independent professionals (zp’ers) in its network as equally important client groups. Kolff: “With this step we become even more interesting for suppliers and freelancers. Together we create the largest assignment platform in the Netherlands, where these entrepreneurs have direct access to hundreds of clients. But together we can also innovate faster and on a larger scale. This contributes to our profile as the partner for a lifelong flexible career”.

About HeadFirst Group
HeadFirst Group is market leader in the Benelux in the field of professional organization of external hiring. The organization offers a variety of flexible hiring solutions, including contracting, matchmaking, managed service providing and business consultancy. Daily, more than ten thousand professionals work for over 350 clients in Europe, with which HeadFirst Group realizes an annual turnover of more than €1bn. HeadFirst Group’s main brands are intermediaries HeadFirst and Myler and managed service provider Staffing Management Services.

About Between Staffing Group
Between Staffing was founded in 2000 and searches, finds and contracts professionals for interim assignments at large clients. The company works with the strength of personal staffing and total market access, advising on hiring processes and benchmarking on quality and rates. Its clients include a large part of central government, banks, insurers, provinces, universities, multinationals and system integrators. Between achieved an annual revenue of around €475 million in 2019.

For further information
Do you have any questions or comments regarding this press release? Do you have any questions or comments about this press release? Please contact Bart van der Geest, manager marketing & communication at HeadFirst Group, at +31 (0)23 – 568 56 30 or bart.vandergeest@headfirst.nl.