While Randstad or Randstad Sourceright do not have direct recruiting operations in Ukraine or Russia, we do have nationals from affected areas in Eastern Europe both on our internal staff and as employees working with our clients. At this time, our number one priority is supporting our employees and their welfare. We are proactively in contact with our internal and temporary employees, and are offering psychological assistance as well as support to those who may have family members seeking refuge in countries throughout Europe.
As a reaffirmation of Randstad’s decision to not conduct business in Russia, we mutually agreed to terminate our affiliation with Ancor, and have paused any new client program implementations or business development for global accounts in Russia.
what you can expect from us
As a long-standing member of the Tent Partnership for Refugees, Randstad joined nearly 50 major companies with operations around the world in their pledge to offer support to people fleeing Ukraine, including by providing for their most immediate needs; speaking out for their rights; or —- if they’re unable to return to their beloved homeland — helping them settle in the new places they will call home.
We reaffirmed our commitment to support refugees and migrants across the world, committing direct support to an additional 20,000 people worldwide in the coming three years. Since 2011, Randstad has touched the work lives of nearly 17,000 refugees, by improving their employability and promoting equal opportunities to help them to lead independent lives.
In response to the current crisis, we have mobilized our own global workforce to find positions for Ukrainian refugees when they arrive in their host countries. A dedicated resource page is available with more specific information for each country to help refugees gain new employment as seamlessly as possible.
In further response to the Ukrainian crisis, to date we have provided for the critical needs of our affected employees, their families and the wider community, including and not limited to financial support, mental health care and employment opportunities for those that seek it.
Randstad has also made a contribution to UNICEF’s emergency appeal and launched an employee giving campaign to support as many affected children and their families as possible.
If you would like more information on our partnership with Tent or how we can support you with helping refugees into meaningful work, please contact uscontact us to learn more
frequently asked questions (FAQs)
The effects of the crisis in Ukraine ripple far and wide, and many human capital leaders are asking how their workforces and talent strategies will be impacted. We’ve curated a number of resources here to help you understand the implications.
- Yale School of Management: Over 400 Companies Have Withdrawn from Russia - But Some Remain
- Castellum.AI: Russia Sanctions Dashboard
- UNHCR Ukraine Refugee Situation
- UNICEF Ukraine
- Carnegie Europe: Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Changes Everything
- Oliver Wyman: Ten Watchpoints For Financial Services On The War In Ukraine
- PharmExec: Ukraine Invasion Challenges Biopharma Research and Operations
- Gartner: The Russian Invasion of Ukraine is Impacting Employees. How Should HR Respond?
- Human Resource Executive: Ukraine and Russia: What is HR’s role?
how you can help
Are you seeking collaboration opportunities to help Ukrainian refugees find relevant job opportunities? Do you have questions about how to adapt your talent strategies during a time of crisis? Or perhaps you would like to learn about how the crisis is impacting the global economy and assess the effects on your sector.
Our leadership teams and subject matter experts around the world provide always-on advisory during the times when you need it the most. When you are unsure what actions to take, contact us.