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Roeselare, 22 June, 2020 - Anouk Lagae is to be the new CEO of Accent Jobs. She succeeds Rika Coppens, who joined in 2017 as the CEO of both Accent and the international HR service provider House of HR. Coppens, who combined both roles in the past 3 years, now wants to concentrate on the further development of House of HR. Lagae will take over the helm at Accent from 1 October 2020.

The decision to seek a new CEO for Accent Jobs had already been taken in 2019. “Both Accent (turnover €550 million) and House of HR (turnover €1.8 billion) have a right to a full time CEO,” says Rika Coppens. “So the choice to be at the head only of House of HR was quite clear”. The focus at House of HR will be on growing and expanding the group further, pursuing specialisations even more, and continuing to innovate. “We want to concentrate even more on our digital HR solutions and to launch them internationally. The SWOP, NowJobs and GigHouse applications are only a small sample of the range of digital solutions”.

Anouk Lagae will take over officially as CEO of Accent on 1 October 2020. Lagae started her career with Unilever and has also occupied international sales & marketing roles at Coca-Cola and Duvel Moortgat. Both Coppens and Lagae hold a degree in commercial engineering. Lagae is to become better acquainted with Accent and the temporary employment sector starting from 1 July.

“Nothing gives me greater satisfaction than being able to place the right person in the right position in a company – thereby making both grow and flourish,” says Lagae. "If I now have the chance to do this on a larger scale for every potential candidate and every company in Belgium, it’s a marvellous lever to help create a more meaningful society”. Thanks to Lagae’s experience in both consumer management and general management, she understands the needs of all types of company and can therefore help Accent to find perfect matches even more frequently.

About House of HR

House of HR is a leading international services group in the world of human resources. It is the holding company for 9 operating companies representing a total of 37 brands. These companies are engaged in General Staffing, Specialist Staffing, Engineering & Consulting and Digital Staffing. With more than 500 offices in 10 countries, they provided more than 100,000 people with jobs in 2018. House of HR is of Belgian origin and is headquartered in Roeselare.

The French investment firm Naxicap is the majority shareholder. Turnover for 2019 came to €1.8 billion.
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About Accent

Accent Jobs is a temp-to-permanent recruitment agency with the largest network of specialist branches in Belgium, which has 300 offices and +1000 in-house staff and employs over 18,000 people every day. Accent is part of the House of HR, a group consisting of 14 specialist companies that are active in Human Resources. Accent has distinguished itself through its professional approach and by offering jobs with the option of a permanent contract since 1995. Accent enjoys a young, dynamic office culture in combination with a no-nonsense attitude and an enthusiastic mindset. The business has been voted a Great Place to Work for 17 years in a row. There are specialist departments within Accent, including Construct, Retail, Logistics, Finance and Foreign.