Randstad Holding nv is a Dutch multinational human resource consulting firm headquartered in Diemen, Netherlands. Randstad is the world’s second-largest HR service provider after Adecco.It was founded in the Netherlands in 1960 by Frits Goldschmeding and operates in around 40 countries. In 2012, the company achieved a turnover of €17.1 billion and a net profit of €36.6 million. Randstad employs around 29,320 of its own staff, whilst 580,000 people are deployed in other companies every day through Randstad. Globally, Randstad has 4,496 branches.