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    randstad and select group to combine in the uk

    As of Friday 16 May 2008, international recruitment companies Randstad Holding nv and Vedior NV reached settlement and will be forming one Group to create the world’s second largest HR services company.

    The natural compatibility between Randstad and Vedior presents strong synergies and business opportunities for the new company. Clients and job candidates will be supported by a larger, stronger geographical spread and the combined recruitment expertise of the two companies.

    The new company will employ 34,000 people worldwide and generate estimated annual revenues of €17.6billion.

    In the UK, Select Group, the traditional staffing arm of Vedior, will combine with Randstad to create a market leading recruitment company, serving clients and candidates from over 200 locations across the country. The new company will operate under the Randstad brand, and continue to support the Select Franchise business - branches owned by individuals under franchise licence - under the Select Appointments, Parkhouse Recruitment and Select Hospitality brands.

    Diane Martyn, former CEO of Select Group, will be leading the newly created Randstad.  Diane is an established figure in the UK recruitment industry, where she started her career in 1987. Since Diane joined Select Group in 2000, the company has grown to become one of the UK’s leading staffing companies, specialising in the white collar, blue collar and hospitality sectors. 

    Diane comments: “I am very proud to lead our new company, and am looking forward to building for the future and shaping the business as we compete for growth and position in the UK marketplace.”

    The newly created Randstad UK will employ almost 1,000 people and secure jobs for around 20,000 temporary candidates per week and approximately 9,000 permanent positions every year.