Randstad Wins Two 2013 Stevie® Awards for Leadership & Innovative Marketing Campaign

 Randstad Wins Two 2013 Stevie® Awards for Leadership & Innovative Marketing

PR Newswire

ATLANTA, June 26, 2013

ATLANTA, June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Randstad, the second largest HR
services and staffing company in the world, was awarded two Stevie Awards at
the 2013 American Business Awards. Jim Link, Managing Director of Human
Resources at Randstad US, was honored with a Gold Stevie Award as HR Executive
of the Year. Randstad also received a Silver Stevie Award for its "Inspiring
Experts" campaign in the Brand Experience of the Year marketing category.

As HR Executive of the Year, Jim Link oversees Randstad's human capital
strategy, as well as managing the company's Center of Learning Excellence,
organizational design and strategy, talent acquisition, national operations
and employee relations. Over the past year, Jim has enhanced recruiter
efficiency, tripled the number of leadership programs and significantly grown
employee participation in professional development programs.

"We are honored to be recognized for both our top talent and innovative
programs," said Linda Galipeau, CEO, North America, at Randstad. "Both awards
exemplify the energy, dedication and commitment within Randstad to bring
solutions that address the challenges facing today's workforce. We want to
raise awareness of the labor shortages facing key industries, the steps
companies can take to better engage employees and help employees navigate a
changing regulatory environment. Leaders like Jim Link and programs such as
Inspiring Experts do just that."

Randstad's "Inspiring Experts" campaign educates students and young
professionals about industries that are experiencing talent shortages as a
creative measure to help close the unemployment gap in America. Launched as a
contest in 2012, "Inspiring Experts" called on participants to submit videos
about their plans to change the world through their careers for a chance to
win a number of different scholarships, cash and other prizes. Candidates were
encouraged to ask for votes through both grassroots and social media
campaigning. "Inspiring Experts" also engaged young professionals through a
blog to connect students and professionals all year long. The 2012 contest
resulted in 330 video submissions and 34,000 votes on InspiringExperts.com. 

More than 3,200 nominations for the 2013 American Business Awards were
submitted for consideration from organizations of all sizes, and in virtually
every industry; finalists were chosen by more than 140 business professionals
nationwide during preliminary judging in April and May.

To learn more about "Inspiring Experts" and see previous videos, visit

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

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards,
The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and
the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. A fifth program, the
Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, will debut this year. Honoring organizations of
all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize
outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the
Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.

SOURCE Randstad

Website: http://www.randstad.com
Contact: Lesly Cardec, Senior PR Director, Randstad, 800-422-3819,
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