corporate social responsibility

Randstad's partnership with VSO

Randstad has a deeply rooted sense of corporate social responsibility. Over time, Randstad looked at ways our activities could further benefit societies in a broader and more meaningful context. One way to do this was by matching our social principles to our business principles. Our core capability is matching people’s talents and clients’ needs while boasting longstanding relationships. Being the second largest staffing provider in the world, we use our core competencies and our network of clients and candidates to support charitable causes. 

As such, Randstad partnered with VSO — Voluntary Service Overseas — the world’s leading international development organization that places volunteers in developing countries in order to make a difference in the fight against poverty.  VSO’s 10 dedicated health programs, 18 HIV and AIDS programs and 13 disability programs are making significant contributions towards improving the health of people in developing countries. Over 120 healthcare volunteers including doctors, nurses, community health workers, and other professionals are currently delivering VSO’s health programs.  In developing countries, a single healthcare professional volunteering their time can make an impact that reverberates throughout a community for generations. For many healthcare professionals, working and socializing alongside people of different backgrounds, cultures, and beliefs offers a new perspective, furnishing them with a new outlook and skill set that they can draw on when they return to their daily job. For many, it’s an inspiring proposition.

Expand Your Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives with Randstad Healthcare
Randstad Healthcare has partnered with VSO to function as a healthcare liaison for the United States, launching a program that offers corporate social responsibility resources to clients that may have employees interested in volunteering their time. You identify the employee, and Randstad Healthcare/VSO will manage the rest for you: the screening and application process, vaccinations, travel documents and costs, housing, local expenses, and much more. The only obligation that is required of you is your willingness to support your employees desire to volunteer. Randstad Healthcare can even provide highly experienced professionals to provide coverage while your employee is away on leave. We will work closely with each client to assist in refilling any openings created by departing healthcare workers through a plan structured only to cover cost.

To learn more about expanding your own corporate social responsibility initiatives by partnering with Randstad Healthcare and VSO, email us at RH-VSO@randstadusa.com


corporate social responsibility initiatives

Randstad Healthcare is committed to improving the quality of life and enhancing the vitality of the communities in which we operate. Through our corporate social responsibility initiatives, we provide support to causes reflecting employee and community interests by the means of employee volunteer efforts, corporate initiatives, and monetary donations.  Our local offices have volunteered with local hospitals and senior centers, SPCA's, Ronald McDonald House's, food banks, blood drives, and more.  From a corporate standpoint, our charitable initiatives focus on supporting charities that are devoted to child welfare and our mission of “shaping the world of work.” As such, Randstad has aligned with well-respected organizations that are compatible with our corporate objectives:  

March of Dimes
March of Dimes is a National Organization dedicated to improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. The organization carries out this mission through research, community services, education and advocacy to save babies' lives. March of Dimes researchers, volunteers, educators, outreach workers, and advocates work together to give all babies a fighting chance against the threats to their health: prematurity, birth defects, and low birth weight. For more information on the March of Dimes, go to http://www.marchofdimes.com/

International Rett Syndrome Foundation (IRSF)
Rett syndrome is a childhood neurodevelopmental disorder that affects females, almost exclusively. Loss of muscle tone is usually the first symptom, but other early symptoms may include problems crawling or walking and diminished eye contact. As the syndrome progresses, a child will lose purposeful use of her hands and the ability to speak. Though there is no current cure for Rett Syndrome, constant research allows for the development of new therapies and treatments. Your contributions aid in the management of such research. For more information on IRSF, visit http://www.rettsyndrome.org/

Junior Achievement
Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students about work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. They have a commitment to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in the global economy and have a belief system in the boundless potential of young people. For more information on Junior Achievement, visit http://www.ja.org/

enriching lives around the world

"The aim of VSO’s health work is to support the development of stronger, more inclusive and accessible health systems so that the poorest and most vulnerable populations in the countries in which VSO works can realize their right to health."

—VSO International

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