our history.

Randstad was founded in 1960 by two Dutch economics students: Frits Goldschmeding and Ger Daleboudt.

the starting point, a thesis.

Frits had written a thesis on the phenomenon of temporary employment, which hardly existed in Holland at the time.

shaping the world of work.

He sensed that flexibility in the employment market would enable employers to manage the fluctuations of the economy better and that employees would find it easier to switch jobs and acquire experience more rapidly.

an incredible journey.

The two students only had 500 florins and a bicycle between them when they started out back in 1960. Today, their dream has become reality. Randstad now operates in 39 countries and is positioned as the world’s number two HR service provider.

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