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ISSUE 01 | MARCH 2021

greetings from Randstad India!

The new year brings a ray of sunshine into the post pandemic world with the vaccines bringing some much awaited relief. CXOs around the world have been nothing less than super-heroes, have led their organizations through these unprecedented times, running businesses with an unwavering focus, agility and empathy to the best of their ability. At Randstad, we are keenly aware of how these changes have impacted workplace dynamics at an alarmingly rapid pace. Beginning this month, we will bring you, our esteemed CXO community, a snapshot of the developments around the globe with some key insights that will provide fuel for thought.

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breaking invisible barriers

In this section, we will talk about women leaders that have inspired us and made their mark in the world.

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featured CXO of the month

We will feature CXOs and their stories of leadership, resolve, determination, and success in this segment.

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from the Randstad desk

Randstad India is delighted to announce that we have achieved the Great Place to Work® (GPTW) certification for 2020 for the second consecutive time!

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CXO round up

Will the vaccine diplomacy tip the balance of power in favor of India and China?

This opinion piece puts across interesting points on the pros and cons of the vaccine politics. With both India and China in a race to produce the vaccine, will it tip the scales in favor of these two countries? It remains to be debated.

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The COVID-19 vaccine could give the much needed fillip to the battered image of the pharma industry

A leading analyst firm’s research indicated that the pharma industry’s favorability percentage points increased from 27% to 34% from 2019 to 2020. A collaborative approach and equitable distribution of the vaccine are only some of the factors that could further enhance the reputation of the pharma industry.

Indian public sector bank, Bank of Baroda considers work from home option

In what can be considered a first of sorts; Bank of Baroda is contemplating offering some sections of its employees the work from home (WFH option). This is indeed path breaking, heralding increased digitization in the nationalized banking sector coupled with adapting to the demands of a new world.

Identity thieves make merry during the pandemic

The year 2020 will not just be known for the pandemic, but also for the increase in cyber-crimes. As the world went through mayhem, identity theft increased. Take this - $11 billion was stolen in the state of California alone in 2020 as a result of identity theft.

General Motors plans to sell only zero emission vehicles by 2035

With the increasing focus on climate change, leading automotive companies like General Motors are taking the initiative in reducing the carbon footprint. Will this set a precedent for other industries?

TED Stage

Monthly Motivation

At the beginning of 2020, philanthropist and Microsoft founder, Bill Gates gave a TED talk on how testing and self-isolation were essential, which medical advancements showed promise and what it would take for the world to endure this crisis. A year on, this remains one of the most interesting talks given by a leader in the recent past on the crisis and its future impact.

CONTENTS

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Architect Story

Exploring trends with Architects in a post COVID world

24/7 Connected Services

Staying worry-ree with 24/7 Connected Services

Global Project

Predictive maintenance solutions for hospital in Finland

Global Safety Week

Home safe everyday

Great Place To Work

Happy employees lead to happy customers

Awards

The awards we receive are a validation of your trust

CSR

Social endeavours to help those in need

Customer Handover

Meeting customer commitments during the pandemic

Customer Touchpoints

Increasing customer commitments with two recently inaugurated facilities

Customer Interview

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