Randstad plays a pivotal role in the World of Work. We were founded in 1960 by Frits Goldschmeding in the Netherlands. Since then we have expanded our operations to 39 countries, representing more than 90 percent of the global HR services market. Following the acquisition of Vedior in May 2008, the Randstad company is now the second largest HR services provider in the world. Our mission is to be a world leader in matching demand for and supply of labor 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 top 3 positions in key markets such as Argentina, Belgium & Luxembourg, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Greece, India, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States, as well as major positions in Australia and Japan.
In 2013, Randstad had 28,030 corporate employees working from 4,587 branches, and we employ over 567,700 people every day. Randstad generated a revenue of € 16.6 billion in 2013. Randstad Holding nv is headquartered in Diemen, the Netherlands, and is listed on the NYSE Euronext Amsterdam exchange, where options on stocks in Randstad are also traded.