Janice Bryant-Howard

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Businesswoman, entrepreneur, educator, ambassador, author and mentor - Janice Bryant Howroyd is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Act•1 Group, a global enterprise that delivers customized, cutting edge solutions to the human resources industry. The Act•1 Group is a multi-billion dollar (USD) award-winning, International Talent and Talent Technology enterprise with multiple divisions that each service unique areas of employment and provide talent management solutions. 

Janice founded The Act 1 Group, (www.Act1Group.com) in 1978 as a one desk placement firm, that now operates globally and offers staffing services across North America via AppleOne (www.AppleOne.com), A-Check Global (www.ACheckGlobal.com) which provides Background Checks & Screenings across global geographies, and Agile-1 (www.Agile-1.com) which provides solutions to mitigate and streamline companies' hiring processes for contingent workers (temporary, contractors, seasonal, project-based) and/or direct workers (full/part-time employees, FTEs). Agile-1’s proprietary technologies automate the hiring processes across an organization, while the on-site or remote programs manage multiple staffing agencies, named resources, project-based workers, or recruitment processes. Together, the offered services and technologies improve visibility, decrease liability and overhead, and save clients’ costs while effectively managing workforce.