TORRANCE, Calif., March 9, 2016 – The Act-1 Group is proud to announce that Mrs. Janice Bryant Howroyd is the recipient of Staffing Industry Analysts’ (SIA) 2016 Peter Yessne Staffing Leadership Award. This annual award recognizes the accomplishments of SIA founder and former chairman, Peter Yessne, and is given to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional leadership in growing and developing the industry and in driving innovation and thought-leadership.
Mrs. Bryant Howroyd is the founder and CEO of The Act-1 Group, a global enterprise that provides employment, workforce management, and procurement solutions to a wide range of industries, Fortune 500 organizations, local and mid-market companies, and government agencies. In 1978, she began Act-1 with a single desk and phone line. Today, the company is an award-winning, international conglomerate that provides services under the highly respected brand names AppleOne, Agile-1, and A-Check Global.
“Recipients of the Peter Yessne Staffing Leadership Award are selected not only for their impact on the industry, but also on whether or not their leadership has stood the test of time,” said SIA president, Barry Asin. “For over three decades, Mrs. Bryant Howroyd has led her organization with a profound level of agility, consistently delivering new solutions and technologies to meet the demands of an ever-changing marketplace. Her endurance as a leader and innovator in the staffing industry is an inspiration to those around her.”
“It is a tremendous honor to be recognized by SIA with this prestigious award,” said Mrs. Bryant Howroyd. “The fundamental principles of leadership that have guided me throughout my career were gained through the example set by my parents long ago. I’ve learned that an unyielding pursuit of excellence is the key to lasting success in any business, regardless of the industry or country in which you operate. This award not only recognizes my own accomplishments, but also acknowledges the timeless wisdom on which they were based.”
Mrs. Bryant Howroyd received the 2016 Peter Yessne Staffing Leadership Award during SIA’s 25th annual Executive Forum on Wednesday, February 24 at the historic Arizona Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona. This marks the eighth year for the award and the first year it has been presented to a woman.
About Staffing Industry Analysts
Founded in 1989, Staffing Industry Analysts is the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions. Our proprietary research covers all categories of employed and non-employed work including temporary staffing, independent contracting and other types of contingent labor. Known for our award-winning content, data, support tools, publications, executive conferences and events, we 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.
The Act-1 Group is a global business and human resources leader that partners with Fortune 500 companies looking to optimize procurement and human capital management. The company operates in 19 countries, with over 17,000 clients and 2,600 employees worldwide. Privately held, the corporation bears the distinction of being the largest zero-debt, woman-owned workforce management company in the United States.