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Randstad, The Adecco Group, ManpowerGroup and Gi Group join forces to Help India Get Back To Work Safely

India, May 27th, 2020: Randstad, The Adecco Group, ManpowerGroup and Gi Group, the Indian operations of four leading global HR services companies have formed an alliance to “Help India Get Back to Work Safely”. The four organizations, combine their knowledge and strengths in the framework of a non-commercial alliance to jointly tackle the key challenges facing the labour market following the COVID-19 pandemic.

The objective of this collaboration is to minimize the negative impact of COVID-19 on the economy. For companies, it is now a question of getting their employees back to work quickly and, above all, safely. The alliance’s actions will be focused on sharing best practices on health and safety protocols, to be established or updated for the ‘physical distancing economy’.

Initially, the alliance will focus on companies in 7 key sectors in India - IT/ITeS, Manufacturing, Infrastructure, PHL, Consulting & Business Services, Retail and E-Commerce and will consult with various stakeholders in the country in the coming weeks.

Thereafter, the best practice protocols collated from companies in these 7 sectors will be used to create a comprehensive compilation of instructions and concrete measures – a country-specific COVID19: ‘Help India Get Back to Work Safely’ guide with practical advice and health and safety protocols, which can be used by organizations, to support a safe return to workplaces throughout India.

Through this alliance, the HR services industry is issuing a call to action to all relevant stakeholders to contribute and play their part. This includes employers, trade unions, industry associations, regulatory bodies and NGOs. The alliance is also reaching out to Governments to support, stimulate and endorse these efforts to help India get back to work safely. The HR services industry is uniquely positioned to contribute to these efforts by applying its in-depth knowledge of labour market processes through various sectors and companies.

In order to ensure the safety of employees, companies must have clear processes and protocols. Given the sense of urgency, the alliance is on a mission to make a vital contribution to this process of preparing for the new normal and helping India get back to work safely.

To join the Alliance, register:

Randstad India :

The Adecco Group India :

ManpowerGroup India :

Gi Group India :

Speaking on behalf of the India alliance, Paul Dupuis, MD & CEO, Randstad India said, “I am excited to partner with the Adecco Group, ManpowerGroup and Gi Group in this alliance. Our mission is to bring our collective knowledge to produce guidance and practical advice on how we can support India get back to work safely. This tremendous task will require close co-operation and co-ordination of various stakeholders – from employers, trade unions, industry associations, to the government. One thing is certain; we are entering a new world of work and it is crucial to be well prepared for this new reality. The emphasis must be on creating a safe environment where employees can be productive and make an impact. We, therefore, appeal to all stakeholders to join us in helping to prepare India for the road ahead”.

Marco Valsecchi, Country Manager & MD, Adecco Group, India said,”COVID - 19 has created a great disruption in the labour market and to entire communities and thus, it is imperative to return to work with the necessary precautions. Our alliance with Randstad, ManpowerGroup and Gi Group is an effort to prepare and contribute to a new normal and to expedite a safe and responsible reopening of economies and workplaces. The safety protocols we put together will highlight the elimination and substitution of various workplace policies in order to adapt to the new reality of a physically distant work environment, ensuring that employee safety and risk mitigation are of the utmost priority. We are dedicated to providing job security and safety for our Indian workforce. In a 'solution economy', only the converging efforts of businesses, government, social enterprises and philanthropy will obtain the best results. I am personally convinced this alliance will make a lasting difference.”

Sandeep Gulati, MD, ManpowerGroup India said, “Dialing up the dimmer to help people return safely to work at the right speed, in the right way, is today’s leadership challenge. Though the restart will be divergent by industry there are best practices companies can follow for a return that puts the health of people first. That’s why we are proud to launch this alliance to share best practices and practical recommendations from across industries and geographies. This is our opportunity to restart the economy to create a future of work that works for everyone, one we know people have been seeking for some time. More digital, more virtual, more connected and more wellbeing-orientated than we could ever have imagined.”

Marcos Segador Arrebola, Country Manager, Gi Group India said, “Companies and in particular HR service organizations like the ones in this initiative should play an active role to ensure India is getting back to work safely. For this, we should deeply understand the real needs of all the stakeholders involved in the process and create solutions to fulfill them in a sustainable way, building the foundations of a better future. Only caring about these needs with passion and dedication would be possible to solve the challenges ahead. We should treat this COVID-19 crisis as a defining moment for ourselves, our organizations and our country. A moment to make a difference”.

For more info or to co-ordinate an interview with the alliance leaders, pls contact:

Manjulakshmi: +91 9916993240 |

Cauvery Uthappa: +91 98451 72958 |

Cynthia Gokhale: +91 9987921118 |

Vasudha Johri: +91 9971966282 |

About Randstad India:

Randstad India offers the broadest HR services portfolio ranging from Staffing, Search & Selection to Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO). The organization has a vast network of offices across the country to be within the reach of clients, candidates and flexi workers. The company, previously called Ma Foi is one of the leading players in the HR services industry in India for more than 25 years and became part of Randstad through its global acquisition of Vedior in 2008.The Randstad Group is the global leader in the HR services industry, active in 38 countries across the globe.

Randstad India continues to focus on developing customized and innovative HR services, leveraging on its unique strengths of geographical presence and end-to-end capability across all HR service functions. For more information:

About the Adecco Group:

The Adecco Group is the world’s leading HR solutions company. We believe in making the future work for everyone, and every day enable more than 3.5 million careers. We skill, develop, and hire talent in 60 countries, enabling organisations to embrace the future of work. As a Fortune Global 500 company, we lead by example, creating shared value that fuels economies and builds better societies.Our culture of inclusivity, entrepreneurship and teamwork empowers our 35,000 employees, who voted us number 11 on the Great Place to Work®️ - World’s Best Workplaces 2019 list.

The Adecco Group AG is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland (ISIN: CH0012138605) and listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ADEN) and powered by nine global lead brands: Adecco, Adia, Badenoch & Clark, General Assembly, Lee Hecht Harrison, Modis, Pontoon, Spring Professional, and YOSS. Website:

About ManpowerGroup:

ManpowerGroup® (NYSE: MAN), the leading global workforce solutions company, helps organizations transform in a fast-changing world of work by sourcing, assessing, developing and managing the talent that enables them to win. We develop innovative solutions for hundreds of thousands of organizations every year, providing them with skilled talent while finding meaningful, sustainable employment for millions of people across a wide range of industries and skills. Our expert family of brands – Manpower®, Experis®, ManpowerGroup® Solutions , FuturSkill®, Proservia™ et Right Management®– creates substantially more value for candidates and clients across 80 countries and territories and has done for 70 years.

In 2019, ManpowerGroup was named one of Fortune's Most Admired Companies for the seventeenth year and one of the World's Most Ethical Companies for the ninth year in 2018, confirming our position as the most trusted and admired brand in the industry.

About Gi Group, India:

Gi Group has been present in India since last two decades, offering services in the field of Temporary and Permanent Staffing, Domestic & International Search & Selection, Recruitment Process Optimization (RPO) and Executive Search. Combining direct and strategic partnerships, the group has presence in about 57 countries across Europe, Asia, America and Africa. Our list of clients ranges from global Fortune 500 companies to large Indian Companies and New Economy Start-ups. Gi Group is a global corporate member of the World Employment Confederation (formerly CIETT) and in India one of the founding members of Indian Staffing Federation (ISF).

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