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The Act•1 Group CEO Janice Bryant Howroyd winner of 2016 Peter Yessne Staffing Leadership Award

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions, is pleased to announce that Janice Bryant Howroyd, Founder and CEO of The Act•1 Group, is the recipient of the 2016 Peter Yessne Staffing Leadership Award. Janice Bryant Howroyd will be honored during the 25th annual Executive Forum on Wednesday, February 24th at the historic Arizona Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix, AZ.

The Peter Yessne Staffing Leadership Award is an annual honor created to recognize the accomplishments of founder and former chairman of SIA, Peter Yessne. The award is given to an individual demonstrating exceptional leadership in growing and developing the industry and in driving innovation and thought-leadership. This is the eighth year for the award.

"I am honored to present Janice Bryant Howroyd with the Peter Yessne Staffing Leadership award for her important contributions to the staffing industry," said Barry Asin, president of SIA. "Through her innovative vision and entrepreneurship, Janice has created employment opportunities for thousands of people, augmenting diversity and talent across the labor market. The growth of her organization and her commitment to excellence is a positive example to industry leaders across the country and around the world. In taking Act•1 from a single-office staffing operation in California to a thriving billion dollar plus global enterprise, and the largest woman and minority-owned workforce management company in the US, Janice has built an organization which serves our entire industry with its insights and expertise."

Janice Bryant Howroyd is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Act•1 Group, a global leader providing customized, cutting-edge solutions in the human resources industry. The Act•1 Group is a multi-billion dollar (USD), award-winning, international talent and technology enterprise with multiple divisions that service unique areas of employment and provide talent management solutions.

"Being awarded the Peter Yessne award is delightful as it honors the positive impact of my full Agile•1 team and me to an industry that I hold dear," says Mrs. Bryant Howroyd. "Being the first woman to receive this recognition also brings poignant celebration to my commitment to paving opportunities for women and girls in STEM. As we consistently innovate our Agile•1 tools, technologies and programs across the globe, we stay firmly grounded in the values and sense of community from which we have grown, and that embody the spirit of this prestigious award."

Each year Peter Yessne Staffing Leadership Award recipients are selected by a committee of senior SIA staff based on dozens of nominations. Candidates are evaluated in terms of innovation, their level of impact on the industry and whether or not their leadership has stood the test of time.

The Executive Forum conference will be held February 22-25th 2016 and is the most prominent annual meeting for CEOs, owners and top level executives from all sectors of the staffing industry and the workforce solutions ecosystem. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Executive Forum and the conference celebrates with an in-depth look at the Past, Present and Future of the staffing industry. For more information or to register for Executive Forum, visit Or contact SIA's member services at 800-950-9496 or

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SIA is the Global Advisor on Staffing and Workforce Solutions 
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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.

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