While most of us have adjusted well to virtual working environments and are finding ways to stay connected with our colleagues, many of us may be feeling isolated in our personal lives. Those fortunate to have supportive networks may be better off, but it’s inevitable that all of us miss our sense of community and connectivity.

At times like these, however, focusing on the needs of others can be both charitable and therapeutic. Helping those in need not only enhances the greater good, but it also resets your perspective and reconnects you with fellow citizens. 

At Randstad, our corporate culture emphasizes the importance of volunteerism. As a global organization touching the lives of millions around the world, we have a responsibility to help nurture and activate this desire. Our Randstad With Heart initiative aims to do exactly that: provide time and resources for our employees to volunteer. 

Why do we do this? Because a responsible employer should help its workforce to grow — not just professionally — but personally. Collectively, we can lift the lives of those around us while reinforcing the sense of purpose for our colleagues. I encourage you to find the time and energy to contribute to your community in a safe and practical way.

#HumanForward #RandstadWithHeart

about the author

Jacques van den Broek

ceo and chair of the executive board

Randstad's Global CEO, leading our mission of supporting people and organizations in realizing their true potential.