One of the most critical societal needs since the start of the pandemic has been ensuring food supply chains are not disrupted. For many such producers, business continuity has been possible only with adequate access to talent and appropriate health and safety protocols. 

Randstad actively supports numerous providers of essential goods, delivering the resources they need to keep operations going. In our latest Human Forward video, we document the challenges of one HR manager at a large food manufacturer, and the human capital she quickly needed to maintain production.

Perhaps one of the biggest challenges for our clients over the past year has been uncertainty. Fortunately, Randstad has been in the business of 'being flexible' for over 60 years. Knowing we can fulfill the sudden needs of these companies reminds me of how critical agility is to global recovery efforts. By helping manufacturers keep essential goods moving, and by putting people back to work, Randstad is doing its part to help society and the global economy come back, more agile than ever before.

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.