TORONTO, September 6, 2011 – Randstad Canada has claimed the #1 position as the largest HR services provider in the country with its recent acquisition of SFN Group. The acquisition deal, which closed late last week, ranks Randstad as the third largest HR services provider in North America, the second largest in the world and #1 in Canada. This will propel Randstad’s leadership position in key staffing segments including the administrative, industrial, IT, finance and accounting industries, among others.
The combined company will have more than 5,000 employees operating from more than 1,000 locations in North America. For customers, the deal will enable expanded access to a broader portfolio of strategic staffing services with specialized local market and industry expertise to ensure the right match between employers and job seekers.
Jan Hein Bax, President of Randstad Canada, says the combination of Randstad and SFN Group means greater depth of quality and service for all clients and candidates, whether they are at the local level or served by the company’s expanded network around the world. “As companies increasingly look for strategic recruitment solutions, whether for staffing, for professional specialties or for recruitment process outsourcing and managed services, Randstad is creating a powerful growth engine in the staffing industry that offers the best combination of people, resources, experience, recruiting ability, world-class insight, and customer understanding.”
With the acquisition of SFN, Randstad now has an unrivaled portfolio in the staffing industry. Specific highlights include:
• Leader in professional staffing segment in key industries such as engineering, healthcare, legal, IT and finance and accounting
• Top position in office and administration, manufacturing and logistics segments
• Strengthened geographic coverage with an additional 560 locations in North America
• Unique in-house service offering
• #1 in Recruitment Process Outsourcing in North America
“Canadians will benefit from the insight and expertise of two award-winning, service-excellence focused organizations that have come together to offer an unrivaled portfolio of services,” adds Bax. “We will build upon this strong foundation to continually improve our leading solutions and service quality in support of our clients and candidates. Together, we will continue to shape the world of work.”
About Randstad Canada: Randstad Canada is the Canadian leader for staffing, recruitment and HR Services. As the only fully integrated staffing company in the country, we understand the recruitment needs and demands of employers and job seekers across all levels and industries. Through our insightful knowledge of local markets, employment trends and global network of recruitment experts, we are shaping the Canadian world of work. Visit randstad.ca.