We match people with companies that will develop their potential; and we match companies with people that will take their business to the next level. Besides regular services such as temporary staffing and permanent placement (which we call ‘staffing’) and the recruitment of skilled, qualified specialists (‘professionals’), we also offer a comprehensive range of other services including: executive search (‘executive’), consultants provided on site (‘Inhouse Services’), and specialised HR services (HR solutions). In short, we play a pivotal role in the “World of Work”.
Randstad was founded in 1960 by Frits Goldschmeding. Since then, we have expanded to 52 countries, representing more that 90 percent of the global HR services market. Following the acquisition of Vedior in July 2008, Randstad is now the second largest HR services provider in the world. Our vision is to be a world leader in matching demand for and supply of labour and HR services. In doing so, we continue to apply our founding ethos: “to know, to serve, to trust.” We believe in the value of work as a unifying force that shapes society for the better.
The Randstad Group has major positions in Australia, Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, India, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Poland, Portugal, the United Kingdom and the southeastern United States. We have more than 34,000 employees working from 5,200 branches in 52 countries worldwide. Randstad generated revenue (pro forma) of € 17.2 billion in 2008. Randstad Holding nv is headquartered in Diemen, the Netherlands, and is listed on the NYSE Euronext Amsterdam exchange, where options for stocks in Randstad are also traded.