Randstad US is a wholly owned subsidiary of Randstad Holding nv, a $22.9 billion global provider of HR services. As the third largest staffing organization in the United States, Randstad provides temporary, temporary-to-hire and permanent placement services each week to over 100,000 people through its network of more than 900 branches and client-dedicated locations. Employing over 5,300 recruiting experts, the company is a top provider of outsourcing, staffing, consulting and projects and workforce solutions within the areas of Engineering, Finance and Accounting, Healthcare, Human Resources, IT, Legal, Manufacturing & Logistics, Office & Administration, Pharma and Sales & Marketing.
our mission and core values
Our mission is to be a world leader in matching demand for, and supply of, labor and HR services. We believe in the value of work as a unifying force that shapes society for the better. We are known for continuing to adhere to and live by the core values established early in our company's history: to know, serve and trust, striving for perfection, and simultaneous promotion of all interests.
Randstad was founded in 1960 by Frits Goldschmeding. Since then we have expanded to 39 countries, representing more than 90 percent of the global HR services market. Following the acquisition of Vedior in July 2008, we are now the second largest HR services provider in the world.
What makes us an attractive employer? CEO Jacques van den Broek and Marielle de Macker, MD Group HR tell about the culture at Randstad and why people should join our company.
my day begins
A day in the life of a Recruiter at Randstad starts out in our office with a daily morning meeting to assess needs and progress on the book of business generated by our account managers.
The search then starts out internally with all the resources provided by Randstad. I am able to process direct applies that are not only done on our website, but also through outside vendors which filter into our site and provide us with a competitive advantage. I then spend my day searching for and cold calling our candidates.
finding the perfect fit]
My job is to provide our account managers with competitive candidates in order to generate future business and continually grow. In my opinion, this industry is best described by the analogy “marathon not a sprint.” The best part about this job is the direct correlation between the effort and time put in, and your personal results.
what will the day bring?
A day in the life of a Staffing Consultant at Randstad is a dynamic thing. Though we don’t always know where the day will take us, we know it will be comprised of sales, service and recruiting. Each day brings something new, from opportunities to problem solving how I will work though obstacles to the rich rewards that follow hard work.
The win comes in many different forms: telling someone who has been unemployed and overlooked in today’s market that he or she has secured a job, gaining an appointment with a prospect I thought would never agree to meet with me or winning a client I have been calling on for months.
acting as a bridge
In this role, I get to know these customers. I am a detective, probing beyond the surface information I am given to find out what is truly important to both parties. I look for nuance, and these intangibles, in addition to the hard skills and experience, are how I make the truer fit between our talent and clients. I actively recruit and screen the best candidates in my market to keep my pipeline full. This ensures I am prepared when it is time to fill an order.
On the client side, I work to grow our market share with active and new clients and to provide exceptional service. I develop relationships with my clients, and earn their trust and gain their business through honest and consistent communication. If I have not yet gained their business, I have the opportunity to be creative, assisted by the wonderful tools provided to us by our marketing team.
A day in the life of an Account Manager at Randstad can be varied, but I typically try to focus on a core group of fundamental activities each day to bring success. Since my position is geared towards selling the services that Randstad offers, my first daily goal is to find ways to create opportunities with new clients.
how I can be successful
Being a successful account manager can be done in a variety of ways, and Randstad has amazing tools to help. The most basic is setting aside time to call or visit companies with whom we are interested in doing business. Ultimately, I am here to create opportunities and drive revenue.
I want to know how Randstad can help
I try to narrow down the companies by their hiring needs and the type of industry they are in so I can specialize, and really hone in on servicing them well. After I am able to create new clients, I focus time on current business. This is where relationships are developed.
developing a partnership
I set time aside each day to visit my clients, meet with managers who have hiring needs, and follow up with people we have put to work. This is very rewarding as I get to see the results of my efforts first hand and foster a stronger relationship between Randstad and our customers, further driving our expertise in the industry of staffing.
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Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied in-person. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Randstad US.
Endless interviews with no offer. It got to the point where I felt like I was being used to train employees on how to interview potential hires. I even did two job shadows!
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Randstad US provides office, industrial, technical, creative, and professional staffing services through more than 500 branches across the US and Canada. The company also provides skills assessments, career counseling, health coverage, vacation and 401(k) benefits, and training to its eligible internal and external employees. It places about 45,000 people in job positions each week in the US. Headquartered in Atlanta, the company is a subsidiary of Netherlands-based staffing powerhouse Randstad Holding nv, which began operations in the US in 1993. Randstad US works in ...