randstad teams up with the next web to advance the impact of technology on talent

In today’s multi-channel world, talent acquisition no longer happens through a resume check. Candidates get a 360-degree profile screening, and their social media accounts are considered as well. Feedback is not only given by managers during annual review sessions but also via feedback apps more frequently. And traditional recruitment fairs no longer only take place in crowded conference halls but also online. Tech is being used all around to boost HR practices and advance human connection – both online and offline.

unleashing HR technology’s potential

Randstad understands how digital solutions can give businesses a competitive advantage, increase productivity, ease talent acquisition and nurture connectivity. This is why one of the world’s largest staffing firms is investing heavily in HR tech solutions and has teamed up with The Next Web (TNW) Conference, one of the biggest technology venues in the world, to launch a dedicated HR tech innovation program.

During the conference, taking place May 9 and 10 in Amsterdam, Randstad will host a dedicated HR tech pavilion where inspiration and ideas around anything happening with HR Tech will be presented and where companies can learn more about startups in the market. The pavilion will offer an opportunity to meet with our experts to learn about the latest technology and connect with visitors facing similar workplace challenges. A dedicated HR Tech Track will offer additional meeting opportunities.

Randstad CEO Jacques van den Broek will host an on-stage chat on May 9 at 12:30 PM (CEST) with technology thought leader Wendy van Ierschot about how technology will impact the future of work and help candidates and employers plan for the changes ahead.

helping employers to innovate

To help employers accelerate their workforce, Randstad is offering access to a network of startups and scale-ups as well as introductions to other business undergoing transformation. By sharing experiences and gaining knowledge about through this network, attendees will benefit from a wealth of knowledge around the use of new tools and innovation to enhance their talent strategies. Portfolio companies within the Randstad Innovation Fund (RIF), which was created to accelerate the success of promising new HR technologies, will share their insights on how organizations can use the latest developments in AI, automation, analytics, digitalization and other trends to improve access to talent.

Among the startups RIF has helped expand include GR8 People, a popular recruiting platform that integrates CRM, recruitment marketing, hiring and onboarding functions in one package. Other startups in the portfolio include Brazen, a tool that allows organizations to host online recruiting and networking events by facilitating “many-to-one” chat interactions. Crunchr, a SaaS platform consolidating, validating and visualizing people data within a company, offers powerful predictive analytics. To learn more about the complete portfolio and how these companies can support your talent strategies, stop by Randstad’s Pavillion at the Next Web Conference or visit the Randstad Innovation Fund portal.