New Delhi to host the fourth edition of ‘Randstad Award’

The city to play host to the prestigious Randstad Award for a second time

Chennai, 07 April, 2014: Randstad India, the global HR services company is hosting the fourth edition of the Randstad Award in New Delhi on 16th April, 2014. The Award ceremony will be a confluence of HR Heads and CXOs from large size companies across industry sectors such as IT, Auto, Banking & Finance, Public Sector, Consulting, Consumer Goods, Energy, Manufacturing, Retail, Travel & Hospitality sector. The Chief Guest Mr C.P. Gurnani, MD & CEO, Tech Mahindra and Mr. Paul van de Kerkhof, Chairman, Randstad India will grace the occasion.

The Randstad Award program, instituted in the year 2000 was a major success since its launch and is considered to be very prestigious and coveted by employers. Launched in India in 2011, the Randstad Award program recognizes and honours the “Most Attractive Employer” to work for, based on the opinion of over 8,000 potential, as well as employed work force in India. The central theme of the Randstad Award program is to recognize and encourage companies to focus on the “Employer Brand” and position themselves well to attract and retain the best people.

Speaking about the initiative, Mr. Moorthy K Uppaluri, CEO, Randstad India & Sri Lanka said, “The Randstad Award program is a part of our investment in HR thought leadership globally and we are happy to host the fourth annual edition of the Randstad Award in New Delhi. With employee attrition on the rise, employer branding has emerged to be a crucial strategy that companies need to focus on. The company’s efforts to communicate to its existing and prospective employees on what makes it a desirable place to work, is the focal point of this strategy. 

With an extensive data collated over 4 years in India and 13 years globally we help companies streamline their HR policies to be a preferred employer brand. I am confident that the Randstad Award program will continue to be a strong source of insight in building an effective employer branding strategy for their organization.”

Randstad Award program is a noteworthy initiative where winners are selected by feedback from employed workforce and this provides an in-depth understanding of the industry and companies across 17 determining factors. Randstad Award in India is given to the “Most Attractive Employer” brand and will provide organizations with vital information for building their talent attraction and employee engagement strategies. Microsoft had bagged the “Most Attractive Employer” award the last three years. The other prominent companies who were the runners up and who won special recognition in the past were Sony India, HP India, TCS, Oracle India, Volkswagen, Ernst & Young, ONGC, SAIL, Taj Group, Nokia and L&T among others.

About Randstad Award:

The Randstad Award program is based on a robust research platform that gives unique insight into the key drivers of talent attraction within our country and across the world. Randstad has been working with globally respected research company, ICMA International, for over 10 years. In 2000, Randstad and ICMA launched the first Randstad Award program in Belgium to measure 50 employer brands. Based on its success, Randstad had expanded the research program into 23 countries around the world and is being held in India for the fourth time. Research & Methodology:

Randstad Award research survey is based on perceived attractiveness of companies amongst a large audience. Samples are based on national demographics, with the target audience being potential workers, and an emphasis on respondents 40 years or less. Each sample is representative of age, region, gender and education and includes students, employed and unemployed workforce aged between 18 and 65 years. Respondents are invited by means of online interviews to select the companies they know from a random list. Randstad Award survey findings will provide employers in India with vital information to build their talent attraction and engagement strategies, and drive future business success. Each company surveyed will receive a comprehensive report, detailing the strengths and weaknesses of their external employer brand measured across 17 determining factors.

About Randstad India

Randstad India offers the broadest HR services portfolio ranging from Staffing, Search & Selection, HR Solutions and In-house Services. The organization has a vast network of offices across the country to be within the reach of clients, candidates and flexi workers. The company, previously called Ma Foi is a leader in the HR services industry in India for the past 20 years and became part of Randstad through its global acquisition of Vedior in 2008. Randstad is the global #2 HR services provider active in 39 countries across the globe. Randstad India continues to focus on developing customized and innovative HR services, leveraging on its unique strengths of geographical presence and end-to-end capability across all HR service functions. For more information see www.randstad.in.

About Randstad

Randstad specializes in solutions in the field of flexible work and human resources services. Our services range from regular temporary staffing and permanent placements to inhouse, professionals, search & selection, and HR Solutions. The Randstad Group is one of the leading HR services providers in the world, with top-three positions in Argentina, Belgium & Luxembourg, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Greece, India, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, the UK, and the United States as well as major positions in Australia and Japan.

In 2013, Randstad had approximately 28,000 corporate employees and around 4,600 branches and Inhouse locations in 39 countries around the world. Randstad generated revenue of € 16.6 billion in 2013. Randstad was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Diemen, the Netherlands. Randstad Holding nv is listed on the NYSE Euronext Amsterdam, where options for stocks in Randstad are also traded. For more information see www.randstad.com.

For more information please contact: 

Srivathsan S. 
Randstad India 
Email: srivathsan.s@randstad.in

Arjunan R
Brand-comm 
Mob: 09381290284
Email: arjunan@brand-comm.com