Patron Interview: Sándor Baja, Managing Director of Randstad

  • January 11, 2019
"Randstad supports people and organizations in realizing their true potential and we have a lot of potential in Hungary."

Why is Hungary a good place to do business?

Sándor Baja: Randstad supports people and organizations in realizing their true potential and we have a lot of potential in Hungary. We employ 400 people here with two entities: the CC half is serving the EMEA region with state-of-theart recruitment sourcing services (SSC), the other half is delivering HR services in Hungary. Together with my manager colleagues, we supervise part of the CEE region. We reinforced our leading role in the market in permanent recruitment in Hungary during the last few years: we managed to find thousands of people with our “tech & touch” strategy.

What would you like to see change to improve the business climate here?

SB: In Hungary, the demographic situation is difficult: we have a flourishing economy but we have only 1.5 children per family (like most of the other EU countries). So how do we find reserves in the labor market? Our main message is change: let us stop the undeclared work. It is not only bad for the employee due to the lack of social insurance, it is bad for the government who receive less income tax and also bad for the “white economy” due to the insufficient labor supply.

What do you most value about being an AmCham Patron?

SB: Two things: We have many clients and potential clients who are members. We can meet them out of the strict daily business context and we can display our labor market related competence. Second, we appreciate the lobbying power of the chamber. We want to influence labor and economic regulations.

Randstad

Randstad is a global leader in the HR services industry. By combining our passion for people with the power of today's intelligent machines, we support people and organizations in realizing their true potential Randstad Hungary is the Hungarian office of the operation, the leading recruitment company on the market.

This interview appeared in the January 2019 issue of Journal, AmCham's official magazine. To access all issues of Journal, please click here.