Mike Smith

With a 16-year career at Randstad, Mike Smith brings a wealth of experience in the talent acquisition industry to his role as Randstad Sourceright global CEO. Smith joined Randstad in January 2005 as a graduate recruitment executive and has since held various operational and leadership roles for Randstad including managing Randstad’s business operations in Australia, managing director for Southeast Asia, CEO of Randstad UK and managing director of Randstad Sourceright in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. An active driver of Randstad’s “tech and touch” strategy, in his role as CEO, Smith continues to elevate Randstad Sourceright's customer value propositions, seek out ongoing areas for differentiation and embed change through investment in business transformation technology.

  • HR Dive: skyrocketing demand for pharma and life sciences skills.

    HR Dive: skyrocketing demand for pharma and life sciences skills.

    The pandemic drove demand for new skills in life sciences and pharma, Learn how to meet continued growing demand for STEM talent.

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  • Labiotech: STEM talent scarcity is a major pain point.

    Labiotech: STEM talent scarcity is a major pain point.

    Talent leaders in life sciences and pharma say they are looking to hire to prevent talent scarcity from slowing their business, but STEM talent is hard to come by.

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  • Chief Healthcare Executive: talent scarcity worries life sciences and pharma.

    Chief Healthcare Executive: talent scarcity worries life sciences and pharma.

    Life sciences and pharma leaders are focused on recruiting and retention, but they may also need to focus more on DEI efforts.

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  • MIT Sloan Management Review: orchestrating workforce ecosystems.

    MIT Sloan Management Review: orchestrating workforce ecosystems.

    Successful leaders recognize their management practices need to support new emerging workforce ecosystems. Learn more in MIT Sloan Management Review.

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  • Fortune: the secret to getting workers off the sidelines.

    Fortune: the secret to getting workers off the sidelines.

    Many employees that have not returned after “The Great Resignation” are looking for one thing to draw them back. Find out what it is in Fortune.

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  • #BreakTheBias and make Women’s History Month a year-long cause.

    #BreakTheBias and make Women’s History Month a year-long cause.

    Randstad Sourceright global CEO Mike Smith shares insights on the impacts of women leaders and how he prioritizes allyship during Women’s History Month and all year long.

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  • Fortune: companies offer online courses, but do employees benefit?

    Fortune: companies offer online courses, but do employees benefit?

    The pandemic saw an explosion of online courses, and companies are willing to reimburse. But not development is created equal in advancing career progress.

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  • Yahoo!news: it’s a job seekers market.

    Yahoo!news: it’s a job seekers market.

    The Great Resignation has companies rethinking how they can be more people-centric. Get insights from Mike Smith in Yahoo!news.

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  • SIA: 71% of businesses plan to shift to contingent roles

    SIA: 71% of businesses plan to shift to contingent roles

    In an effort to overcome the global talent shortage, businesses are moving toward flexible and contingent roles to get the job done. Get the details in SIA.

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  • TechRound: 2022 predictions for the future of work.

    TechRound: 2022 predictions for the future of work.

    How will the future of work be shaped from the post-pandemic era?

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  • fireside chat with Mike Smith | 2022 World Staffing Summit.22:18

    fireside chat with Mike Smith | 2022 World Staffing Summit.

    Watch to hear why HR leaders will continue to be their organizations' north star this year, how market intelligence is helping employers find and hire for in-demand skills, and the role of reskilling.

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  • why HR will continue to be your organization’s North Star in 2022.

    why HR will continue to be your organization’s North Star in 2022.

    After a cycle of crisis and recovery, business agility remains critical. Here's what you need to know to guide your company forward in the new year.

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  • Hunt Scalon: October unemployment rate falls to 4.6%

    Hunt Scalon: October unemployment rate falls to 4.6%

    The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a 4.6% unemployment rate, along with overall growth of 531,000 jobs.

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  • #HumanForward: how HR tech accelerates experience and empathy.

    #HumanForward: how HR tech accelerates experience and empathy.

    5 takeaways from this year’s HR Technology Conference from Randstad Sourceright global CEO, Mike Smith.

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  • workforce planning during a period of extreme disruption?

    workforce planning during a period of extreme disruption?

    Check out these 4 considerations to optimize workforce agility in today's challenging post-COVID talent market.

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  • Hunt Scanlon: US hiring on the rise as unemployment falls to 5.4 % in July.

    Hunt Scanlon: US hiring on the rise as unemployment falls to 5.4 % in July.

    Employment in the US continued to rise in July 2021. Employers need to provide flexible working options to attract post-pandemic workers. Learn more in Hunt Scanlon.

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  • Inc.: 9 out of 10 workers are looking to change jobs.

    Inc.: 9 out of 10 workers are looking to change jobs.

    9 out of 10 workers are looking to change jobs. Why do they want to move, and how can you retain your employees? Find out in Inc.

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  • SHRM: US June job gains show momentum.

    SHRM: US June job gains show momentum.

    The June 2021 job numbers in the U.S. were the best in 10 months. What should employers do to attract workers as the labor market gains momentum? Find out in SHRM.

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  • driving workforce agility and business readiness | talent navigator series58:29

    driving workforce agility and business readiness | talent navigator series

    Are you ready to build a talent strategy that drives agility for your business? Learn how technology and data help drive smarter workforce decision-making.

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  • SIA: employers turning to contingent talent during recovery.

    SIA: employers turning to contingent talent during recovery.

    More organizations are planning to implement contingent and total talent management strategies. Learn why and what benefits it can bring in SIA.

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