We work across the globe

The way we work every day throughout the world makes us different. It's our people-centric approach, our culture and how we collaborate with others that truly sets us apart.

What we do

We provide global workforce management solutions that help companies find the best permanent and contingent talent.

We are keepers of the bigger picture

Our team have unprecedented insight into the world at work. Guidant Global is active in over 80 countries, managing over 200,000 engagements, for over 125 clients each year. Global talent shortages are rife. Our insight helps businesses buck the trend to get the best talent.

Guidant Global logo with tag line "Powered by Impellam Group"
Powered by the Impellam Group

Guidant Global is part of Impellam, the 2nd largest staffing business in the UK and 6th largest MSP worldwide. Impellam’s vision is to be the world’s most trusted staffing company – trusted by our people, our customers and our investors in equal measure. Providing managed services and specialist staffing solutions across the UK, North America, Asia Pacific, Australasia and mainland Europe, Impellam have over 2,600 employees throughout a network of 16 market-leading brands across 106 worldwide locations.

Find out more at Impellam.com


We're proud to have been recognised for our industry-leading approach and have been awarded prestigious accolades for many aspects of our work.

Armed Forces Covenant - Silver award
Armed Forces Covenant - bronze award
Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative Awards 2021 winner logo
TIARA Talent Solutions Awards winner - The Cornerstone Ondemand Best Use of Technology award
TIARA US Talent Solutions Awards
SIA North America 100 2021
RIDI Awards 2020 Highly Commended logo
SIA Global Power 150 Women in Staffing 2020 logo
TIARA Awards 2020 winner logo Best MSP RPO to to work for
TIARA Awards 2020 winner logo Diversity and inclusion award
Everest Group Contingent Workforce Management PEAK Matrix Leader 2020
Everest Services Procurement 2020 Star Performer
Everest Peak Matrix Services Procurement 2020 Major Contender
System certification BMTRADA ISO9001
The Sunday Times Best Companies 2019 logo
Best Company 2020 logo with 3 stars
SIA Europe 100 2020
Everest Peak Matrix 2019 Managed Service Provider
In house recruitment award 2018 logo
Recruiter Awards 2018 logo
IRP award logo
Investors in People Platinum logo
HRO Bakers Dozen 2019
Ridi award 2018
Business Disability Forum Disability Smart Awards Finalist 2018 logo
Disability Confident Leader logo
APSCo 2017 winner logo - RPO/MSP of the year
APSCo 2016 winner logo - RPO/MSP of the year
PPMA 2018 winner logo
Simon Blockley
Simon Blockley


As CEO, Simon ensures Guidant Global continually champions a better, more forward-thinking, people-focused approach to talent acquisition and engagement. Simon strongly believes that our people, clients, candidates, and suppliers all benefit from our focus on providing exceptional service on a global scale. Since 2017, Simon has featured regularly in the SIA Staffing 100 Europe list of most influential people in our industry.
Brian Salkowski
Brian Salkowski


As COO, Brian leads the implementation of our strategic vision and operational delivery globally. In 2021, Brian assumed responsibility for Impellam Group’s Centre of Excellence for Managed Services – a move that has helped to position Guidant Global and our customers for long-term, sustainable success. Brian has been included on the SIA North America Staffing 100 list every year since 2019.
Karina Townley
Karina Townley

MD Client Services, EMEA

Karina leads a 200-strong team and is responsible for the delivery and growth of Guidant’s MSP/RPO business across the EMEA region. She is a passionate leader of equality, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and is a member of the Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative (RIDI) executive committee. Karina was recognised in the SIA Global Power 150 Women in Staffing list in both 2019 and 2020.
Doug Edmonds
Doug Edmonds

Director, APAC

Doug’s experience of the workforce solutions industry spans more than 16 years, covering European and APAC territories. As the architect of several large global MSP and RPO programmes, Doug believes that globalisation and localisation are not mutually exclusive, and that together they complement and enhance talent acquisition and engagement. Doug sees continuous improvement as the core of every successful outsourced solution.
Pam Beard
Pam Beard

SVP, Program Management

Pam leads Guidant’s exploration of how automation, blockchain and other technologies can build upon the existing framework of managed services and recruitment delivery. By focusing on improving both the Guidant customer experience and our operating models, Pam and her team were instrumental in Guidant winning the Best Use of Technology award at TIARA Talent Solutions Awards Europe 2021.
Mike Mulder
Mike Mulder

SVP, Program Management

Mike joined Guidant in 2011 to lead on some of our largest MSP programmes. Since then, his responsibilities have grown steadily and now include the management of multiple client programmes and oversight of operations in key US geographies. With more than 20 years’ experience as a talent acquisition leader, Mike now leads our strategy and relationships for our North America clients.
Rebecca Blankenship
Rebecca Blankenship

VP, Talent Solutions

Rebecca is responsible for integrating our new talent solutions with our Managed Services portfolio. Thanks to her vast industry experience, this now includes a consultative offering and end-to-end contingent labour management. With over 20 years of service in our Staffing and Managed Services divisions, Rebecca has a proven track record for advancing business performance by creating efficiencies and key business metrics.
Mark Sawicki
Mark Sawicki

SVP, Program Management

Mark provides strategy and direction for our North American operations, to improve client satisfaction and add consultative value. Mark serves as an executive client representative and escalation point, and ensures we fulfil our promises to stakeholders. Drawing on 25 years of cross-functional experience, as well as his broad knowledge of emerging trends and technologies, Mark is passionate about consistently finding #ABetterWay to work.
David Hollingworth
David Hollingworth

Head of Talent Resourcing & Engagement

David is responsible for the leadership of Guidant’s Talent Resourcing and Talent Engagement teams across the EMEA region. He has over 20 years’ experience working within the staffing and managed service industry.

He is committed to delivering the best and most efficient talent acquisition and engagement experience for our candidates, customers, and suppliers.