Randstad Staffing

http://www.randstad.co.uk

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THERE'S MORE THAN just a job on offer at recruitment specialists Randstad Staffing, courtesy of its comprehensive employee development programme. After attending the organisation's induction workshop new hires work in partnership with their manager to develop through tasks, shadowing, formal training, e-learning and face-to-face coaching. Following an intensive six months the training continues for three years and even then, there's plenty of opportunity to move on to the management ladder. As well as its internal management schemes Randstad Staffing runs a "talent camp" for aspiring future leaders. These offer rising stars the opportunity to take on a business challenge, and people also get the chance to learn other new skills from taking part in an aerial adventure to being shown how to make cocktails. Employees, two-thirds of whom are women, find the experience they gain valuable for their future and feel they can make a difference within the organisation, returning positive scores of 76% on both points. The prospects are good, too, given that nine out of the firm's 14 senior managers were promoted to their posts — proof if it were needed that jobs here are good for personal growth (75%) and that the training is of great benefit to people personally (65%). Last year, Randstad Staffing spent almost £430,000 on developing employees. Staff are clear about what is expected of them (75%) and believe they can make a valuable contribution to the success of the organisation (80%). The policy of promoting from within may explain the high regard in which bosses are held. Employees have confidence in the leadership skills of the senior management team (74%), who truly live the values of the organisation (72%). Randstad Staffing's leaders actively promote an open-door policy and spend more time out in the field than they do in their office and in board meetings. Managers lead from the front, too. They care about how satisfied employees are in their job (71%) and are excellent role models (70%). Staff tell us that work is an important part of their lives (78%). Founded in Holland in 1960, Randstad Staffing provides recruitment and human resources services. It operates in more than 40 countries with 28,000 employees working from about 4,000 offices worldwide. The company's 1,000 workers in Britain are based at 157 sites including the Luton headquarters and specialise in a wide range of sectors from engineering, healthcare and education to property, marketing and IT, as well as interim management and the growing areas of managed service provision and flexible labour resource management. There is no time to be bored at Randstad Staffing, which comprises Randstad Employment Bureau, Randstad Care and Randstad Education, and staff are excited about where the business is going (both 74%). With its extensive branch network and geographic locations, the organisation uses webinars, conferences and road shows to spread the message on its vision and values as well as new business strategy. Social events play a large role in employee engagement, as do team-building activities such as a recent off-site event for the marketing department following the merger of three departments into one centralised facility. Initiatives like these further boost camaraderie. Staff, who get a buzz out of working with colleagues, feel a strong sense of family in their team (both 73%). The average salary of a recruitment consultant is £21,735 a year and they are among almost 60% of workers who earn between £15,000 and £25,000. Benefits include share options, the opportunity to buy five days' extra holiday and a contributory pension. Bonus schemes and sales incentives allow managers to recognise achievement. A new Randstad Stars scheme has seven different reward levels ranging from £25 to £1,000 in the form of vouchers redeemable against gifts and experiences. www.randstad.co.uk

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92% of staff agreed

My work is an important part of my life

Randstad consultants are most inspired and engagement when they can work in partnership with the leadership team; both putting their ideas forward and learning from their role models. The high performance camps channelled this, inviting feedback and acting as ambassadors for consultants. Employees' invitation to a two-day event had already created interest and heightened project awareness and engagement levels. To maximise engagement, the event was attended by Randstad UK's CEO and Randstad business support's managing director. In their employees' eyes, this really added value to the event. Firstly, it actively demonstrated how important the event was. Secondly, it gave employees direct access to senior team members in an informal, fun and inspirational environment. Mark Bull and Ruth Jacobs were actively involved in physical and mental challenges. Their people enjoyed ‘getting their hands dirty' in the team-building events alongside some of Randstad's most senior leaders.

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86% of staff agreed

I feel that my manager talks openly and honestly with me

Randstad consultants are most inspired and engagement when they can work in partnership with the leadership team; both putting their ideas forward and learning from their role models. The high performance camps channelled this, inviting feedback and acting as ambassadors for consultants. Employees' invitation to a two-day event had already created interest and heightened project awareness and engagement levels. To maximise engagement, the event was attended by Randstad UK's CEO and Randstad business support's managing director. In their employees' eyes, this really added value to the event. Firstly, it actively demonstrated how important the event was. Secondly, it gave employees direct access to senior team members in an informal, fun and inspirational environment. Mark Bull and Ruth Jacobs were actively involved in physical and mental challenges. Their people enjoyed ‘getting their hands dirty' in the team-building events alongside some of Randstad's most senior leaders.

My Team

86% of staff agreed

My team is fun to work with

Randstad hosts numerous team building days; these range from more formal training days to inspirational ‘directors day', which are always eagerly anticipated. In 2013, one of Randstad's most successful team building events was delivered within their Randstad Care business line. As opposed to being a tactical team building event – the bespoke and strategic event was created in direct response to external market research report and internal employee feedback. Firstly, the Randstad Care team surveyed both existing current clients and prospective clients. This gave the team valuable feedback on both business perceptions and experiences and helping identify where they were already successful and where improvements could be made. Once the findings were in place, all employees were invited to two-day events to combine the learning obtained from the research and to further build team morale and communication. The engaging agenda ranged from practical workshops to outward bound courses, culminating in a sensational and aspirational Randstad Talent evening. The event offered a superb blend of business benefits and social activation. This activity received exceptional feedback as it gave teams valuable insight into their market and gave them an opportunity to shape what the future of their business would look like. Employees recognised that in addition to the fun team-building element, this unique event also really helped them to further succeed in their jobs and supported their career development.

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Women in Senior Management

At least 40% of senior managers are women.

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