CASE: RANDSTAD GROUP

Human-Centered HR Approach for an HR Consulting Firm (Randstad)

Australia
How can we stimulate a human-centered attitude within Randstad to optimize client relationships?

Randstad places clients back in the spotlight by opening The Kitchen. A creative space where employees can experiment with various ingredients to optimize the customer experience. In addition, cooperation with DesignThinkers led to a solid foundation for a tailor-made training program, including a toolkit, followed by a long-term strategy and coaching on the job.

CREATIVE SPACE, CAPABILITY BUILDING & IMPLEMENTATION
350+ PEOPLE REACHED
THE NETHERLANDS
RANDSTAD DRIVEN INNOVATION

DesignThinkers Academy worked together with Randstad Group by providing intrinsic and process-related support. Ultimately, the collaboration led to helping Randstad Group launch The Kitchen. In addition, DTA prepared Randstad employees to act as facilitators via train-the-trainer sessions. More specifically, these sessions involved employees from various departments and teams, including IT, sales, marketing, front office, and support. Thus, the tactic is to make Human-Centered Facilitators, of the already active ‘Change Managers’ and Project Managers, within the Randstad Group.

METHODOLOGY

How can we stimulate a human-centered attitude within Randstad to optimize client relationships? The Kitchen is a physical creative space. The main focus is on experimenting with the various ingredients in the customer experience. Moreover, the goal of

the kitchen is to stimulate a human-centered attitude. One which should enable Randstad employees to easily get in touch with their end-users. In short, the partnership with DTA led to the development of three elements that established a foundation for innovation.

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PRAISE

Our clients love working with us because our approach is not cookie cutter or dogmatic. For this reason, we invest in building a relationship with you. This allows us to gain a deeper  

understanding of your organization, stakeholders and the broader context of the challenge. As a result, we design a customized approach together.

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