Randstad US, Professionals Announces Inspiring Experts Contest Winners

Second annual contest brought in more than 300 videos from students and professionals

Jan 28, 2013, 14:16 ET from Randstad

BOSTON, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Randstad US, the second largest HR services and staffing company in the world, announced today the winners of its second annual Inspiring Experts video contest and captured winner reactions on a Google+ Hangout broadcast. The campaign's goal is to educate and encourage students and professionals to consider entering promising careers in top industries experiencing talent shortages, including IT, engineering, pharma/life sciences, healthcare and finance and accounting.

As part of the campaign, Randstad asked students and professionals to submit a two-minute video illustrating why they are passionate about their current or future careers. More than 300 videos were submitted for the second year in a row.

"The Inspiring Experts contest offers professionals and students an opportunity to look through the lens of today's workforce, to see what they are passionate about, the rewards they enjoy and how they are making a difference in the world," said Kristin Kelley, EVP of Marketing for Randstad US. "As a company, we feel it is our responsibility to not only fill this impending skills gap with our pipeline of talent, but also educate the workforce of tomorrow on what stable industries have growing demand. We are thrilled at the success of our second campaign and the impact we are making by cultivating these important conversations and ultimately educating the future of our country."

Winners were awarded in three categories, including top student, professional (currently employed) and our newest category—most creative video. The first place student winner, Josh Anderson, will receive a $10,000 scholarship to pursue his study of radiography. The professional and most creative winners, Nathan Daniel Geier and Vanllelyn Garcia, will each receive $5,000 in cash and $5,000 to donate towards their favorite charity. All winners will also receive an iPad2 tablet. Other winners include:

Student Winners:  
1st Place: Josh Anderson - Guilford Technical Community College  
2nd Place: Tommy Rogers Jr. - University of Maryland University College  
3rd: Diamond Dathong George – University of South Florida

Professional Winners
1st Place: Nathan Daniel Geier – Architectural Designer
2nd Place: Candice Larsen – Superintendent
3rd Place: Julie Tomlinson – Teacher

Creative Winners:  
1st Place: Vanllelyn Garcia – "Why Engineering"
2nd Place: Josh Anderson – "Inspiring Experts Radiography Video"
3rd Place: William Leonard – "My Niche" 
4th Place: Kali Bailey – "Nursing: A Great Adventure"

Randstad's Inspiring Experts video contest is part of its larger Inspiring Experts interactive website that provides stories, advice and interactive content to help educate and motivate the next generation of professionals. Inspiring Experts works to build awareness and encourage students to pursue careers where skill shortages exist and to show the benefits and rewards of working in those careers in an engaging and interactive way. 

About Randstad
Randstad is a $22.5 billion global provider of HR services and the second largest staffing organization in the world. From temporary staffing to permanent placement to inhouse, professionals, search & selection, and HR Solutions, Randstad holds top positions around the world and has approximately 28,700 corporate employees working from its nearly 4,700 branches and inhouse locations in 40 countries. Founded in 1960 and headquartered in Diemen, the Netherlands, Randstad Holding nv is listed on the NYSE Euronext Amsterdam.

Learn more at http://www.randstad.com.

SOURCE Randstad