Randstad Canada – a leader in the HR services industry – has announced the organization’s 2020 performance exceeded both the market and internal expectations*. Notably, the company was able to retain all core staff at pre-pandemic employment levels. With the strength of its people, coupled with a strategic focus on its core business and HR tech solutions, the company is well positioned for growth in the year ahead.
“The positive outlook we have today can be credited to Randstad Canada’s swift and effective response to the dramatic changes we experienced last year,” said Marc Etienne Julien, CEO, Randstad Canada. “On every business front, we adapted, adopting new ways of working, and refocusing our business model – all while ensuring the physical safety and well-being of our employees.”
In response to changing market conditions, from March 2020 onward, the organization increased its focus on HR technology solutions, talent redeployment, and leveraging Randstad Canada’s health and safety expertise to advise employers on best practices and processes. As a result, the organization’s core traditional staffing and recruitment practice performed well, while new service offerings experienced accelerated growth trajectories, including IT Solutions (on-demand IT services, software development and strategy), Executive Services (identifying exceptional leaders) and iMSP (integrated managed services programs).
Talent scarcity is the norm in many industries, and the skills gap has widened considerably. Meanwhile, businesses continue to transform, transitioning to e-commerce and the cloud, automating systems, investing in cybersecurity, rethinking culture and leadership in the remote work context, implementing organizational change management, and increasingly looking to a contingent workforce to gain more flexibility. Many businesses will require support to make these changes effectively.
“As the architects in the world of work, Randstad Canada is uniquely positioned to help employers navigate business challenges with our total talent approach,” said Julien. “We bring together innovative HR tech solutions and deep industry expertise to provide our clients with unparalleled insight and the ability to cover every aspect of the talent management life cycle.”
*Global Staffing Industry Market Estimates and Forecast - Interim Update: August 2020. author: Staffing Industry Analysts.
About Randstad Canada
Randstad Canada is a leader in the HR services industry and specializes in flexible work solutions. As a trusted partner in the digital world of talent, we combine the expertise and passion of our people with the most innovative HR technologies to support talent and organizations in realizing their true potential.