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Randstad US, Professionals Launches Interactive Blog


Company launches blog as part of broader initiative to offer career counsel to job seekers and professionals

BOSTON, February 22, 2012 – Randstad US, Professionals announced today the launch of its Inspiring Experts blog to encourage and inspire young job seekers and professionals to explore careers in top industries where future job opportunities are expected to grow. The blog will provide information and insight on current jobs in demand, top career trends and workplace advice, through traditional and emerging media channels.

The blog is a continuation of Randstad US, Professionals successful video contest “Inspiring Experts,” where more than 350 professionals and students submitted video entries describing why they love their jobs, why they chose these fields, the impact they are making and how others can pursue careers in these sectors. Prizes included scholarships, donations to charities, cash prizes and a guest blogger spot on our Inspiring Experts blog.

The positive results from contest participants and site visitors prompted Randstad to transform the contest to an ongoing online resource for students and professionals looking to explore top industries. The Inspiring Experts blog will include articles and videos from a number of career and recruitment experts from across the Randstad US, Professionals network, as well as featured entries from the contest winners and guest career and workplace writers. Visitors to the site will be able to join in on the conversation with experts, asking questions or posting their own comments on a specific topic or industry.
 
“The Inspiring Experts campaign created a tremendous response from not only the professional working community, but also from students around the country,” said Dan Foley, president of Randstad US, Professionals. “In today’s economy, young people are looking for careers with sustainable growth and security. With so many industries like engineering and information technology looking for highly skilled talent, our Inspiring Experts blog can be a resource to help cultivate interest and drive employment in those sectors. We believe that the greatest advice comes directly from those living it, and we believe we’re providing just that—real advice from expert recruiters.”

The Inspiring Experts blog is a part of a larger initiative for Randstad US, Professionals in 2012. The company will be launching an interactive Inspiring Experts site that will house not only the blog, but also interactive videos, expert profiles, hot jobs, and the ability to ask questions directly to experts. (more) Randstad will be continuing its video contest as an annual competition launching in late summer 2012.
 
For more information on Inspiring Experts please go to www.inspiringexperts.com.

About Randstad
Randstad is a $22.5 billion global provider of HR services and the second largest staffing organization in the world. From temporary staffing to permanent placement to inhouse, professionals, search & selection, and HR Solutions, Randstad holds top positions around the world and has approximately 31,100 corporate employees working from its nearly 4,700 branches and inhouse locations in 40 countries. Founded in 1960 and headquartered in Diemen, the Netherlands, Randstad Holding nv is listed on the NYSE Euronext Amsterdam (RAND.AS). Learn more at www.randstad.com.