In Spain, approximately one million professionals aged over 50 are unemployed, according to latest data from the Spanish Office of National Statistics corresponding to the first quarter of 2018. In light of this situation, the Endesa Foundation in collaboration with máshumano Foundation, have launched the social initiative SAVIA, a digital hub to improve employability and generate work opportunities for professionals aged over 50.
Within the map of SAVIA collaborators, Randstad Spain joins as a collaborator of reference in the employment field and provides more than 4500 job vacancies each day. The human resources solutions leader company also incorporates knowledge of the labour market by means of studies and reports drawn up from its studies and analysis centre, Randstad Research and from a social viewpoint, thanks to the activity of Randstad Values.
SAVIA turns into a meeting point between senior professionals aged over 50, and organisations from the corporate and social fields that seeks to promote a cultural change by offering them solutions to the social and Spanish entrepreneurship sector that brings the work environment closer to great professionals who have both talent and experience. We have a responsibility and a challenge ahead of us to achieve full employability for these professionals with the purpose of them giving back again and channelling all their talent to companies which without a doubt will drive Spain’s corporate activity forwards”, explains Carlos Gómez-Múgica, Director General of the Endesa Foundation.
For Randstad, this social initiative goes one step further in tackling a key problem for companies and society. ‘’SAVIA provides a response to a social concern of people aged over 50 who wish to stay active on the labour market and provide all their experience and knowledge to extremely diverse projects”, explains María Viver, Director of the Randstad Foundation.
We live in a period where digitalisation, changes to the economic and social paradigms, together with the effects of a lengthy and serious credit crunch have especially impacted the way we do business, disconnecting this group of workers, among others, from the labour market. SAVIA therefore manages to be the space of reference as a digital HUB that combines services and resources, generates activity and inspires changes to value the experience and talent of the generation of professionals aged over 50.
Two months after its launch, SAVIA already has 30,000 unique users with more than 7000 seniors registered and approximately 200 organisations signed up on the platform.
About the Endesa Foundation: Endesa Foundation’s activity is focused on four areas: Education, training, environment and culture. We believe in the importance of driving forward projects focused on sustainable social development, focusing on children, young entrepreneurs, professionals aged over 50 and groups with the least resources. Further information: https://www.fundacionendesa.org
About Randstad: Randstad is the Human Resources solutions leader company in Spain and makes it possible for 43,000 people in Spain to have a job every day. We work to increase the employability of workers and we offer more than 1 million training hours each year. These are some of the data that sum up the role of Randstad in society. To attain these objectives, we use technology to our advantage and as a means to achieve our purpose. By combining our passion for people with the power of technology, we develop the true potential of people and organisations. We call this: human forward.
We offer our customers a global consultancy human resources service: recruitment of professionals, outsourcing of tasks, development of plans and ad hoc implementation of training, temporary hiring and outplacement processes.
With more than 50 years’ experience in the labour market and headquarters in Diemen, The Netherlands, Randstad NV quotes on the NYSE Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange. Throughout the world there are 36,524 employees and 4752 offices in 39 countries. In 2016, Randstad obtained some 20.7 billion Euros in revenue. In Spain there is a team of more than 1800 people and more than 250 offices. Randstad was selected one of the best companies to work by the global consultant Great Place to Work in 2017. You may access our services for companies or candidates at www.randstad.es and you can speak to us on our social networks at @randstad_es on Facebook, Linkedin, Google+ and our Youtube channel.