Max Messmer Receives Peter Yessne Staffing Innovator Award at 20th Staffing Industry Analysts Executive Forum

Feb 7, 2011 | Corporate Member News

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Staffing Industry Analysts, the global advisor on contingent work, announced today that Harold “Max” Messmer, Jr., Chairman and CEO of Robert Half International, Inc. will receive the Peter Yessne Staffing Innovator Award on March 2nd during the Staffing Industry Analysts Executive Forum.

“Max Messmer has had a profound impact on the growth and development of professional staffing as an industry.  His vision and innovation has expanded the range of skills delivered to staffing clients, greatly improved the perception of the industry and is one of the key reasons that the staffing industry in the U.S. is a $100 billion industry today. For this reason and more we are delighted to present Max Messmer with the Peter Yessne Staffing Innovator Award,” stated Barry Asin, President, Staffing Industry Analysts. The Peter Yessne Staffing Innovator Award was created to honor founder and former Chairman of Staffing Industry Analysts, Peter Yessne.

Staffing Industry Analysts’ Executive Forum is celebrating its 20th year.  John Kao, Chairman of the World Economic Forum’s Global Advisory Council on Innovation will keynote this year’s event being held February 28 – Mar 3, 2011 at the Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami Beach, Fl.  Kao, will take a fresh look at innovation and its competitive significance.  In addition to Mr. Kao, the 20th Annual Staffing Industry Analysts Executive Forum will feature Stephen Dubner, co-author of Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics.

The Staffing Industry Analysts’ Executive Forum is expected to attract more than 500 senior level executives from staffing companies in the United States, Canada and around the world.

As part of its celebration of the Executive Forum’s 20th year, Staffing Industry Analysts is hosting a Fun Run/Walk on the Beach to raise money for the Miami Chapter of Dress for Success, a non-profit focused on promoting the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Attendees are asked to donate $20 during the event, which will take place on Monday February 28. All proceeds will go to Dress for Success.

To register for the conference, learn more about the program or the fun run, visit  For more information, contact Staffing Industry Analysts, Member Services, 800.950.9496, or email [email protected].

About Staffing Industry Analysts

Staffing Industry Analysts is the global advisor on contingent work. Known for its independent and objective insights, the company’s proprietary research, award winning content, data, support tools, publications, and executive conferences provide a competitive edge to decision-makers who supply and buy temporary staffing.  In addition to temporary staffing, Staffing Industry Analysts also covers these related staffing service sectors: third-party placement, outplacement, and staff leasing (PEOs).  Founded in 1989, acquired by Crain Communications Inc. in 2008, the company is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with offices in London, England.  For more information:

About Robert Half International

Founded in 1948, Robert Half International, the world’s first and largest specialized staffing firm, is a recognized leader in professional staffing services. The company’s specialized staffing divisions include Accountemps, Robert Half Finance & Accounting and Robert Half Management Resources, for temporary, full-time and senior-level project professionals, respectively, in the fields of accounting and finance; OfficeTeam, for highly skilled temporary administrative support personnel; Robert Half Technology, for information technology professionals; Robert Half Legal, for legal personnel; and The Creative Group, for advertising, marketing and web design professionals. Robert Half International has staffing and consulting operations in more than 400 locations worldwide. Find more information at, and follow us on Twitter at, and

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