At the same time the organization is increasing its investment in digitisation. Well-known names such as Unique and Start People will continue to exist as independent brands with USG People as overriding brand. The ambition is to work together to provide 100,000 people with meaningful jobs each year.
Helping the job market
“There are over a quarter of a million unfilled vacancies in the Netherlands and yet there are large groups of people who are unable to get a job. With the many changes currently visible in the job market – including shortages, technological advances, transparency and flexibilisation – the market is in jeopardy of grinding to a halt. As the number 2 player in the Dutch market, USG People has a responsibility to address this and help the job market stay healthy,” said USG People The Netherlands CEO Raymond Puts.
“To better meet this challenge better we have adjusted our organisational structure and from now on will operate jointly from within USG People to minimise the mismatch between supply and demand.”
Focus on people
“Combining our activities gives us an extremely broad knowledge of the most important market sectors,” Puts said. “This will increase our ability to use targeted training to help bridge the gap between supply and demand while helping fill those quarter of a million job vacancies. As the name USG People suggests, the focus of our new direction will be even more on people. Working together as a single organization will increase our ability to deal with people individually and advise them on possible retraining options to develop new skills. Our new USG People College will play a role in this.”
USG People as umbrella organization
The USG People brands will be positioned clearer. That way candidates and companies looking for a new job or new talent will have a better idea what to expect from the brands.
At the same time USG People will focus even more on the markets in which it is strong. USG People will be the umbrella brand above the independent formulas of Start People, Unique, USG Professionals, USG Engineering, Technicum, ASA, Secretary Plus, Easy Way and Receptel. This will enable us to respond quickly to changes in the market, while allowing the formulas to benefit from the combined expertise. And we will be able to increase engagement, commitment and training while serving our existing and future clients in a more focused way and making the digital possibilities available to even more people.
This ambition is a perfect fit within our parent company Recruit Global Staffing whose global temporary employment activities are complemented by the world’s largest vacancy site Indeed and the latest addition Glassdoor.
The focus of our new direction will be even more on people.
Employees understand change of direction
No jobs will be lost in our front-office organization as a result of the changes, while our employees in the field organization will be supported by the new organization out of a combined head office with high-quality expertise in each subarea. The reallocation of the support function will on balance result in the loss of several jobs. The new focus on expertise will also lead to the hiring of new employees with specific know-how.
All of our general managers and unit management will be able to remain on board to deliver this great contribution. “Our employees have reacted positively to the changes. They understand the choices we are making and the step feels like a logical one to them,” said Puts.
The new board, which will take up its new umbrella role as of 1 December 2018, will consist of five members: