Transforming Efficiency and Placement: How Randstad improves recruiting processes with Textkernel
Customer story

Transforming Efficiency and Placement: How Randstad improves recruiting processes with Textkernel’s Technology

About Randstad Germany

With around 49,000 employees and a turnover of over 2 billion euros, Randstad is the leading personnel service provider in Germany. Randstad provides holistic HR and staffing solutions to blue chip multinationals and consulting firms, government and SMEs. Textkernel has long been an important technology partner of Randstad, helping the organization match the right talent to the right job, for both talent and clients.

“Textkernel has been our steadfast technological companion, it continuously optimizes our processes.”

Kathrin Starke, Expert Front Office Efficiency, Randstad

Recruitment managers in staffing companies grapple with numerous challenges in today’s labor market. The scarcity of skilled workers, shifting demographics, remote work, and increased labor market mobility necessitate smarter and faster strategies.

To navigate these complexities, having a reliable technology partner with a long-term vision is invaluable.

Building a Trusted Partnership

For years, Randstad Germany has collaborated with Textkernel, forging a powerful alliance to pioneer breakthrough technological solutions and overcome industry challenges together.

This partnership enables Randstad to leverage Textkernel’s cutting-edge technologies, particularly the Automatic Pre Matching (APM) solution, which rapidly searches talent pools, delivering results in less than 0.1 seconds on average. This groundbreaking solution equips Randstad with the ability to place candidates faster, an impressive feat given their extensive database of vacancies and vast workforce demands.

“Having a tool that rapidly displays the best candidates is essential as candidate and applicant sources become more diverse.”

Kathrin Starke, Expert Front Office Efficiency, Randstad

Introducing the Textkernel Portal Project

Randstad embraced the Textkernel Portal, propelling their recruitment capabilities to new heights.

The TK Portal project aimed to enhance Randstad’s APM solution, unifying system landscapes, streamlining recruitment management, and enabling new use cases.

This project was driven by the evolving recruitment landscape, where remote work and increased mobility have expanded opportunities beyond geographical boundaries. Additionally, the digitization of internal databases has led to a data surge, necessitating additional technological support for recruiters to navigate effectively.


The Results:

The outstanding results of the new matching environment speak for themselves:

“The system is being utilized more than ever. We now handle 10,000 search queries per week, resulting in approximately 5,300 successful matches per query. Our top users conduct 751 searches per month, potentially translating into 751 job placements.”

Kathrin Starke, Expert Front Office Efficiency, Randstad

Key Deliverables to Drive Value and Efficiency:

Enhanced Communication: Real-time Email Alerts for Recruiters

  • Instantly notify recruiters of relevant candidate matches, ensuring no opportunities are missed.
  • Empower recruiters to respond promptly, maximizing efficiency and increasing successful placements.

Collaborative Excellence: Project-Based Task and Knowledge Sharing

  • Facilitate seamless collaboration among recruiters, enabling efficient sharing of tasks, insights, and expertise within projects.
  • Boost team productivity, coordination, and knowledge transfer, driving superior outcomes and streamlined workflows.
Key Deliverables to Drive Value and Efficiency:

Time Optimization: Automation and Reduction of Administrative Tasks

  • Automate repetitive administrative tasks, freeing up recruiters’ time for high-value activities.
  • Streamline workflows, allowing recruiters to focus on client relationships and strategic initiatives, ultimately delivering greater value to their business.

Precision Matching: Enhanced Capabilities and Increased Usage Rates

  • Leverage advanced matching capabilities to swiftly and accurately identify ideal candidates, leading to improved placement success.
  • Increase usage rates of the technology, maximizing its value and impact on staffing agencies’ recruiting efforts.
A Reciprocal Learning Journey

Through the collaborative partnership between Randstad and Textkernel, the recruitment process has been revolutionized, enabling staffing agencies to achieve unparalleled efficiency and effectiveness in navigating the challenges of the modern labor market.

The partnership between Randstad and Textkernel fosters an environment of continuous learning. Textkernel’s ongoing product development provides Randstad with access to new advancements in recruitment technology. Conversely, Randstad’s deep expertise in the staffing industry offers invaluable insights to Textkernel, enabling them to proactively address emerging challenges.

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