Staffing 100 Europe | Hall of Fame | 2021
Jacques van den Broek is CEO and chair of the executive board of Randstad, the world’s largest staffing firm. Active in 38 markets, Randstad helped nearly 2 million candidates find meaningful jobs in 2020. After graduating in law, van den Broek held a management positions with an international trading company before joining Randstad in 1988. He joined Randstad’s executive board in 2004 and has been in his current role since 2014. During the pandemic, van den Broek spearheaded the “Safely back to Work” alliance and launched Randstad’s #newways program to help clients work and operate safely and efficiently. Randstad also seamlessly moved people from declining sectors to those in high demand through reskilling and redeployment and providing governments with essential healthcare workers.