Randstad has been the official partner of the Williams Martini Racing Team since 2006. Success in Formula One requires the commitment of a talented team performing at the best of their ability. The expertise, spirit of excellence and trust on which we base our relationships, are illustrated within the Williams Martini Racing team every day.
In both the racing world and the HR business, one has to be proactive as well as have quick reflexes to perform well. Like Randstad, the Williams Martini Racing team is an innovative team with a solid track record and a remarkable workforce.
Built in cooperation with the City of Amsterdam, the Clipper is a historical reconstruction of a mid-19th century clipper ship. A tribute to the Dutch trading spirit and connection to the sea throughout the ages, the ship also symbolizes Randstad’s global aspirations and pride in our global operations. During its construction, the Clipper provided work experience and training for 138 people, equipping them with the skills and confidence to succeed in the workforce. The Clipper is fully sea-worthy and offers trainee positions to individuals seeking work experience in operating sailing vessels as well as in the hospitality industry. The Clipper Stad Amsterdam is used for a host of different events; a day trip or corporate cruise for example. The possibilities are endless and events are tailor-made.
Randstad's partnership with VSO might be viewed by some as sponsoring, yet we do not. Our partnership goes further. We have a desire to apply our knowledge and skills to help alleviate poverty in communities outside our regular remit, and partnering with VSO allows us to do so. We support VSO by helping to recruit volunteers on a global scale, and offer strategic and practical support, i.e. advice on HR or marketing. We encourage our employees to do a VSO assignment in a developing country themselves and also provide financial aid. We have been a strong supporter of VSO since 2004 and are proud of everyone who has supported VSO. Partnering with VSO means Randstad truly commits to adding value to society.