11th Annual Stevie® Awards Taps Randstad for “Inspiring Experts” Brand Experience and Human Resources Executive of the Year

ATLANTA, Ga.– May 29, 2013 – Randstad, the second largest HR services and staffing company in the world, has been named a finalist for two awards in The 2013 American Business Awards, including Human Resources Executive of the Year and Brand Experience of the Year for their campaign, “Inspiring Experts,” a creative program designed to educate young talent about the skill sets needed in today’s and tomorrow’s workforce.

As a Human Resources Executive of the Year finalist, Managing Director Jim Link draws on his experience as an industry veteran in the HR industry to drive growth, profitability and engagement for Randstad. In the past year alone, Jim has enhanced recruiter efficiency by more than 20 percent, tripled the number of leadership programs and significantly grown employee participation in professional development programs.

“The award nominations underscore Randstad’s leadership in the staffing and recruiting industry and our dedication to delivering innovative solutions and programs to both employers and employees,” said Linda Galipeau, Randstad CEO of North America. “Inspiring experts is one example of how Randstad is using its market insight and leadership to tackle important workforce issues such as the skill shortage facing several industries.” 

Randstad’s “Inspiring Experts” campaign was created to help young Americans better understand the talent shortage in many industries such as engineering, IT and healthcare. In its second year, “Inspiring Experts” called on students to submit videos or essays explaining why they are passionate about their career paths and how they plan to change the world through their jobs. Participants with the most number of likes win cash, scholarships and other prizes such as iPads.  The program’s first year achieved great results, generating more than 330 video submissions and 34,000 votes. 

More than 3,200 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Most Innovative Company of the Year, Management Team of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year and Executive of the Year, among others. Finalists were chosen by more than 140 business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in April and May.  More than 150 members of nine specialized judging committees will determine Stevie Award placements from among the Finalists during final judging, to take place May 13 - 24.   

To learn more about the “Inspiring Experts” and see previous videos, visit www.inspiringexperts.com

About Randstad US

Randstad US is a wholly owned subsidiary of Randstad Holding nv, a $22.0 billion global provider of HR services. As the third largest staffing organization in the US, Randstad holds top positions in permanent placement, office and administrative, IT and accounting and finance. From professional services, commercial staffing, recruitment process outsourcing, to managed services and more, Randstad delivers a comprehensive range of temporary, temporary-to-hire, permanent placement and outsourced placement services. With its 5,660 employment experts, Randstad puts an average of nearly 100,000 people to work in the U.S. each week, through its network of more than 900 branches and client-dedicated locations.

Learn more at www.randstad.com and access Randstad’s panoramic US thought leadership knowledge center through its Workforce360 site that offers valuable insight into the latest economic indicators and HR trends shaping the world of work. 

Media Contact: 
Lesly Cardec
Senior PR Director, Randstad
800-422-3819; lesly.cardec@randstadusa.com