Today, as we mark the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, it’s time to redouble efforts that protect workers everywhere. Throughout the pandemic, employers have adapted to keep their workforce safe, but as the global economy evolves in the months ahead, organizations need to be aware of emerging risks. 

I believe worker wellness – after more than a year of stressful conditions – may be one area companies should carefully monitor and act on. The United Nations cites changing conditions such as increased workloads and work intensification as potential sources of risk. 

At Randstad, we have been especially vigilant about the difficulties our people have faced throughout the pandemic, committing additional resources for supporting employees’ physical and mental health and well-being. At the same time, through our participation in the Safely Back to Work Alliance, we’ve helped both employers and employees with health and safety protocols to enable a safe, healthy and productive workplace. 

We all win from a healthy and supported global workforce. I urge you to consider how you can do your part on this special occasion.

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.