One of the most troubling consequences of the pandemic is the disruption to people’s careers, especially women who have been disproportionately impacted. Many have lost or have had to give up their jobs due to lockdowns and the economic fallout. So when Randstad can help redeploy some of the millions affected, I take personal pride knowing we are helping society one individual at a time. 

This was the case with Giota, a trained accountant who lost her job earlier during the pandemic. Out of necessity, she took on a different role that didn’t fit her experience or background. We understood her discontent and worked to find a role more suitable to her needs. Now Giota has a new job and workplace that keep her engaged and happy.

The pandemic has impacted so many, including through loss of job security and satisfaction. As economic recovery accelerates, all employers will need to refocus on retention and engagement to ensure a productive and loyal workforce. You can learn more about Giota’s and other Human Forward stories.

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.