of ‘a tribute to…’

Humans have developed breathtaking technology, which has led to phenomenal achievements. However, although technology has brought us a multitude of innovations, even the most impressive  technological invention is less intricate than the humans who developed it.

human forward.

We live in an era of constant technological change, transforming rapidly the way we live, work and relate to each other. In fact, technology has become an everyday component in our lives; it is the invisible engine that powers the world around us.

While innovative technology will be necessary for connecting organizations and employees in the future, for Randstad, improving tools is not the end of the story. Randstad is positioning itself in an industry where both ‘tech’ and ‘touch’ are crucial. Offering a seamless digital experience is only the price of entry – what matters most and will have a greater impact than ever before is Randstad’s unique added value: the human touch we bring to the table through our 36,000 employees. By combining our passion for people with the power of today’s intelligent machines, we support people and organizations in realizing their true potential. We call this human forward.

‘a tribute to…’

To make a tribute to humanity, we have created a short video. The theme and ideas of the video are inspired by Information is Beautiful’s infographic ‘Million Lines of Code’: http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/million-lines- of-code/.

lines of code

Throughout the past decades, people have developed technology that keeps amazing us. From MS DOS to Windows and Facebook, from space shuttles to electric engines in cars and even self-driving vehicles, and from mobile phones to Google maps.

All these things were built using code. Lines of code. Hundreds, thousands, millions of lines of code. In this video, we use these enormous amounts of code as a metaphor for the leaps made in technological evolution. And, as a tribute to humanity, they help us to put things in perspective when comparing these achievements to the complexity of humans.

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