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.

  • 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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  • Workplace Insight: employers shifting to flexible work arrangements.

    Workplace Insight: employers shifting to flexible work arrangements.

    As companies recognize the importance of workforce agility, more are adopting a more flexible approach to talent. Learn more in Workplace Insight.

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  • USA Today: employers sweeten pay, benefits for gig workers.

    USA Today: employers sweeten pay, benefits for gig workers.

    Companies are offering temp workers more benefits to lock down top talent into permanent roles. Learn more in USA Today.

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  • SIA: direct sourcing’s impact on costs and talent pipeline.

    SIA: direct sourcing’s impact on costs and talent pipeline.

    How does MSP direct sourcing help to build a talent-centric fulfillment strategy for contingent labor? Learn more in SIA’s The Staffing Stream.

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  • SIA: direct sourcing leverages your brand to engage talent.

    SIA: direct sourcing leverages your brand to engage talent.

    How does MSP direct sourcing help to reduce costs, shorten time to hire and improve the quality of hire for contingent talent? Learn more in SIA’s The Staffing Stream.

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  • Hunt Scanlon: US economic rebound gains momentum in March.

    Hunt Scanlon: US economic rebound gains momentum in March.

    The unemployment rate in the U.S. had dropped to 6% in March. What does that mean to the economy? Find out in Hunt Scanlon.

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  • USA Today: signs of an improving economy emerge despite pullback in hiring.

    USA Today: signs of an improving economy emerge despite pullback in hiring.

    Growth in temporary jobs shows that companies remain cautious as they wait to see how the vaccine rollout plays out. Learn more in USA Today.

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  • Politico: digital jobs unfilled amid high unemployment.

    Politico: digital jobs unfilled amid high unemployment.

    Employers need to implement reskilling programs to gain a competitive edge as they recover from the pandemic. Learn more in Politico.

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  • SIA: finding the right talent remains a challenge for 40%.

    SIA: finding the right talent remains a challenge for 40%.

    Why do employers continue to face a growing skills gap, despite high global unemployment? Find out in SIA.

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  • Fox Business: companies struggle to find qualified applicants.

    Fox Business: companies struggle to find qualified applicants.

    As businesses work to improve workforce planning, talent analytics play an integral role in recovery efforts. Learn more in Fox Business.

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  • Recruiter.com: digital tools will be key to post-pandemic hiring.

    Recruiter.com: digital tools will be key to post-pandemic hiring.

    How will hiring look post COVID-19? What digital technology should you invest in now to meet the demands of the future? Find out in Recruiter.com.

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  • Staffing Stream: access to niche skills will determine tomorrow’s winners.

    Staffing Stream: access to niche skills will determine tomorrow’s winners.

    How can you build a talent pipeline for jobs and skills you don’t know you need yet? Michael Smith offers insights and tips in SIA’s Staffing Stream.

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  • creating total workforce agility.

    creating total workforce agility.

    As the need for total talent strategies grows, how can you drive success with HR tech, talent analytics and collaboration?

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  • NextConomy: the future of work & the gig economy.

    NextConomy: the future of work & the gig economy.

    Learn how the role of talent leaders is evolving as HR technology, freelancer and talent scarcity trends change. Randstad Sourceright’s Michael Smith shares insights.

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