Year 1997
Italy establishes the temporary employment
On 24 June 1997 Italy establishes the
temporary employment. From now on, an intermediary company can manage the relationship between employer and employee. Générale Industrielle is an idea
to become true!
Year 1998
Générale Industrielle was founded by Stefano Colli-Lanzi
Générale Industrielle was founded by Stefano Colli-Lanzi and few partners.
European Central Bank
The European Union founded the European Central Bank to define the monetary policies in Europe.
The movie Titanic
The movie Titanic wins 11 Oscars.
Year 1999
Générale Industrielle records 7.5 mln euros
Générale Industrielle ends the
XX century with a revenue of 7.5 mln euros.
Euro is created
The official currency of the European Union gets created on 1st January and will officially substitute the other eleven currencies by 2002.
Millenium Bug
The Millenium Bug scares the entire world. In the end, no informatic disaster happened at the beginning of the new century.
Year 2000
Générale Industrielle with 20 branches
Générale Industrielle confirms its presence on the market with a network of 20 branches and a revenue of 20 mln euros.
third secret of Fatima
The Vatican unveils the third secret
of Fatima
The PlayStation 2 is released
The PlayStation 2 is released in Japan. Several months later, it becomes the best-selling game console of all time.
Year 2001
Gi Formazione
The company creates the division
Gi Formazione, specialized in temp workers training, and Gi Research (today Wyser), focused on research and selection
of permanent personnel.
Treaty of Nizza
The 15 states of European Union signed the Treaty of Nizza. A new step toward integration.
Wikepedia was launched
Wikipedia was launched on January 15th by Jimmy Wales and
Larry Sanger.
Year 2002
Générale Industrielle with 65 branches
Générale Industrielle reaches the number
of 65 branches in Italy and employs more than 25.000 people.
Aung San Suu Kyi
Nobel peace prize Aung San Suu Kyi is freed after 19 months
of house arrest.
Steve Fosset
Steve Fosset circumnavigates the earth alone by hot-air balloon in 13 days, 8 hours
and 33 minutes.
Year 2003
Générale Industrielle reaches 90 mln revenue
Générale Industrielle reaches a revenue
of 90 mln euros on its fifth year of activity.
The Human Genome Project
The Human Genome Project is completed with 99% of the human genome sequenced to an accuracy
of 99.99%.
Schwarzenegger becomes governor of California
Fiction overcomes reality. Arnold "Terminator" Schwarzenegger becomes governor of California.
Year 2004
Générale Industrielle acquires WorkNet
Générale Industrielle acquires WorkNet, the employment agency of Fiat Group. The new entity becomes the first Italian player, with a turnover of 320 million Euros and 190 branches.
NATO expands
Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia are admitted to NATO, the largest expansion of the organization.
Mark Zuckerberg creates Facebook
Mark Zuckerberg creates Facebook. Social networks become part of the daily life of people.
Year 2005
DBM Italia (today INTOO)
The group enters the outplacement business acquiring DBM Italia (today INTOO).
The Kyoto protocol
The Kyoto protocol comes to forces. It is the world answer to the
global heating.
1 second added to end of 2005
Another second is added, 23:59:60, to end the year 2005, the first time since 1998.
Year 2006
Gi Group is created
The company creates Gi Group, first italian group focused on services dedicated to the development of the labour market and present in Italy with Générale Industrielle, WorkNet, Gi Research, Gi Formazione and DBM Italia.
Ban Ki-moon becomes Secretary-general of United Nations
South Korean Ban Ki-moon is elected as the new Secretary-General of the United Nations, succeeding Kofi Annan.
liquid water on Mars
NASA reveals photographs taken by Mars Global Surveyor suggesting the presence of liquid water on Mars.
Year 2007
Gi Group in German and Poland
The Group starts its International expansion with acquisitions in Germany and Poland.
J. K. Rowling - 7th and last Harry Potter
The author J. K. Rowling finishes the 7th and last Harry Potter novel in room 552 of the Bamoral Hotel, Edinburgh.
iPhone EDGE - first touch device
Steve Jobs creates the first touch device of the history, the iPhone EDGE.
Year 2008
Générale Industrielle and Worknet merge
Générale Industrielle and Worknet become one brand: the international expansion continues with operations in Cina, Hong Kong, Francia, Brasile and India.
Lehman Brothers
The Lehman Brothers bank failure creates a worldwide crisis of the stock market. Billions of dollars are lost in few hours.
VHS dies
After 30 years, the VHS device is no more produced.
Year 2009
Gi Group in Romania
Gi Group makes an important acquisition
in Romania.
Barack Obama
Barack Obama becomes the 44° president of the USA.
Yes we can!
Avatar is the most watched movie ever.
Year 2010
Gi Group expands to Argentina
Gi Group establishes a presence in Argentina. At the end of the year Gi Group joins CIETT (today WEC), the world association of employment agencies, as a
Global Corporate Member.
251.000 diplomatic documents leaked
WikiLeaks releases more than 251.000 diplomatic documents of the United States Department of State. 100.000 of them are secret and confidential.
iPad launched
3 years after the iPhone production, Apple launches the first version
of the iPad.
Year 2011
DBM Italy becomes INTOO
Gi Group makes an important acquisition in the UK market and enters in Eastern Europe. On December 1st, 2011, DBM Italy was rebranded and
became INTOO.
Palestine admitted to UNESCO
UNESCO admitted Palestine as a member, following a vote in which 107 member states supported and
14 opposed.
Planet Kepler-22 b
The planet Kepler-22 b is discovered and has lots of similarities with the planet earth. Aren’t we alone anymore?
Year 2012
Asset Management - part of Gi Group
Asset Management, a company specialising in training and staff development systems, became part of the Group.
The Scream by Edvard Munch
A version of The Scream, by the painter Edvard Munch, has been sold for $120 million in New York, setting a new world record for a work of art.
Felix Baumgartner
Felix Baumgartner throws himelf from 39.045 metres high and becomes the first man ever to overcome sound speed.
Year 2013
OD&M Consulting
The HR Consulting practice becomes international and unified under a single brand, OD&M Consulting. In May, the mid-level search and selection practice is rebranded and by the end of the year it is run entirely under the one
Wyser trade name.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio - 266th pope with the name Francis
Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina is elected the 266th pope, with the name Francis.
George of Cambridge
On July 22nd George of Cambridge is born.
It represents a new era for the english monarchy.
Year 2014
Gi Group in Portugal, Netherlands and Turkey
Gi Group enlarges its presence in several countries thanks to partnership agreements. Gi Group also establishes a direct presence in Portugal, Netherlands and Turkey.
Scotland referendum
Scotland holds a referendum on whether to leave the United Kingdom, and a majority votes to remain part of the union.
Latvia officially adopts the Euro
Latvia officially adopts the euro as its currency and becomes the 18th member
of the Eurozone.
Year 2015
Gi Group expands its activity in Turkey, Netherlands and Portugal
Gi Group expands its activity in Turkey, Netherlands and Portugal.
Cuba and the United States
Cuba and the United States re-establish full diplomatic relations, ending a 54-year stretch of hostility between the nations.
Back to the Future
On October 21st 2015 at 4:29 pm the main characters of the movie "Back to the Future" lands in the future.
Year 2016
QiBit in Italy, Poland and Portugal
In Italy, Poland and Portugal starts-up the of the Group specialized in IT: QiBit. Gi Group acquires Tack & TMI, company leader in global training and consulting. New acquisition in Colombia.
The United Kingdom holds a referendum asking to his people if they want to stay or not in the European Union. The Brexit starts.
Pokémon Go
Pokémon Go mania explodes all over the world. Millions of people start hunting.
Year 2017
myGiGroup launched
The group starts the activiy in Ukraine and launches the new portal myGiGroup for Gi Group employees, clients, candidates and workers.
Donald Trump
After Barack Obama’s second term, Donald Trump becomes president of the United States of America.
Queen Elizabeth II - Sapphire Jubilee
Queen Elizabeth II has been the first sovereign to celebrate the "Sapphire Jubilee" for her 65 years of reign.
Year 2018
Gi Group celebrates its 20 years
Gi Group celebrates its 20 years of activity.