For many of us, after more than a year of sacrifices and social distancing, the coming months will mark a return to more in-person interactions in the workplace and in our personal lives. While encouraging signs of recovery are emerging across many markets, the pandemic has worsened in places such as India and Brazil, where rising cases and deaths have been tragic. Our thoughts are with those affected, and their struggles demonstrate why vaccination efforts need to accelerate.

Safely redeploying displaced workers has been the clearest way that Randstad has been helping in the recovery from the pandemic, but did you know we are also contributing to getting people protected? For instance, our German operating company has developed an app, available in many countries, that connects those seeking vaccines to facilities that have shots available.

The sooner we achieve herd immunity, the quicker employers and economies can recover. Randstad has led the way in the world of work through our #newways and Safely Back to Work initiatives. Now, we are helping to accelerate the vaccination effort and help protect lives and livelihoods in the months ahead.

You can learn more about our app on our German website.

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.