Staffmark Group's Stacey Lane & Barbara Simmer Named to 2023 Global Power 150 Women in Staffing List

Cincinnati, OH, November 15, 2023 – Two dynamic leaders from Staffmark Group have achieved recognition on Staffing Industry Analyst's 2023 Global Power 150 Women in Staffing list, an annual award that recognizes the most influential women in the industry. CEO Stacey Lane and SVP Barbara Simmer have both been named to the list, a testament to their significant contributions to their companies and the future of work.

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Lane, a champion of digital transformation, leads concurrent strategies for Staffmark Group and sister company Indeed Flex, focused on revolutionizing the staffing industry and offering a digital self-serve experience. Her dedication to fostering an inclusive workplace has led to several noteworthy milestones, including new business resource groups (BRGs) supporting the LGBTQIA+ community, military and veteran communities, and Black employees and allies. In the last year, she launched new guiding principles and purpose to position Staffmark Group as the “heart between people and jobs.” Outside of work, she is a mentor with Foster Nation, which helps foster youth transitioning out of the system develop skills for a better life.

Similarly, Simmer has played a pivotal role in bringing people and technology together. Charged with the leading the organization’s digital staffing strategy, she oversees the collaboration between Staffmark Group and Indeed Flex. Under her leadership, their temporary work app had substantial enhancements, particularly in time and attendance functionalities, which played a pivotal role in expanding its use across multiple states. Her efforts produced significant results including a 393% year-over-year revenue increase, 623% surge in clients serviced, and a 94% talent tech adoption rate. Beyond her accomplishments, Simmer is deeply committed to the success of fellow women professionals, as evidenced by her role as a mentor to women leaders.

“The incredible impact of the 2023 Global Power 150 Women in Staffing is made even more remarkable given our current environment of post-pandemic shifts, economic concerns and geopolitical issues,” said Ursula Williams, chief operating officer for SIA. “Meeting such dramatic change and challenges with innovation and growth is a true power move, and the powerhouse women on this list have made such moves in the workforce solutions ecosystem. A huge congratulations to this year’s Global Power 150 Women in Staffing.”

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About Staffmark Group

Staffmark Group is one of the largest staffing companies in the United States and has been providing outstanding service for over 40 years. A proud member of RGF Staffing, Staffmark Group operates in over 400 locations, providing staffing solutions across a comprehensive range of disciplines, including contingent staffing, direct/permanent hire, on-site staffing management services, recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and master service provider (MSP). To learn more about Staffmark Group, visit

About RGF Staffing

RGF Staffing is a leading global HR services provider with activities in Asia Pacific, Europe, Japan and North America. Every day more than 300,000 people work for businesses and institutions via the RGF Staffing network. The organization has approximately 20,000 employees and recorded revenue of $ 12 billion in 2018. The brand portfolio comprises the main brands Advantage Resourcing, Bright Plus, Chandler Macleod, Peoplebank, Recruit Staffing, Secretary Plus, Solvus, Staffmark, Staff Service, Start People, The CSI Companies, Unique and USG Professionals. RGF Staffing is part of Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd. and headquartered in the Dutch city of Almere. For further information, please visit

About Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA)

Founded in 1989, SIA 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. 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. We also provide training and accreditation with our unique Certified Contingent Workforce Professional (CCWP) program.

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.