FAENZA, Italy – Scuderia Toro Rosso has partnered with Randstad Italia, a leader in the provision of human resource services.
As the team’s official HR partner with a focus on human development, the Randstad logo will appear on the drivers’ race suits and pit crew helmets.
“I am very proud of this partnership which will see Randstad line up alongside one of the most ambitious teams in Formula One, with its sights always set on technical innovation and, above all, on training talented youngsters,” said Marco Ceresa, Managing Director of Randstad Italia. “Like any working environment, the race track demands that any serious business operates to the best of its ability. Randstad has always embraced the values that are part of sport, sharing with Scuderia Toro Rosso a focus on results, valuing its workforce and investing strongly in innovation, while constantly striving for perfection and success in what it does.”
“We are pleased that Scuderia Toro Rosso has chosen us as its Official HR Partner,” added Fabio Costantini, Chief Operating Officer of Randstad HR Solutions. “This sector has a constant requirement for technical experts and specialists. Scuderia Toro Rosso has always demonstrated an innovative streak and has plenty of experience, therefore to help it reach its goals is a fascinating challenge. This partnership sees us bring our experience as leaders in the field of HR, to every aspect of the team’s operation.”
The project is part of Randstad’s ongoing mission to help people and organisations to exploit their potential to the fullest. The aim is to proactively tackle talent scarcity, taking on a key role in the Development-Work supply chain in order to place those with the necessary specific and complex skills required in the automotive sector.
Another target Randstad Italia has set for the partnership is to take into account and plan for future requirements in terms of skillsets.
“Results in Formula 1 are down to a team’s ability to operate at a very high level all the time. One has to maintain the highest standards in every aspect of the business,” noted Scuderia Toro Rosso Team Principal Franz Tost. “Not only does that mean having the right people in the right jobs at any one time, it also involves ensuring that everyone is working in the right direction, while nurturing young talent in order to grow the company. This requires motivation and determination, qualities we share with Randstad and I firmly believe that having their expertise on board will sharpen our working methods and help us progress.”
“Formula 1 is the pinnacle of motorsport. Teamwork and the excellence of our people have a fundamental importance for us to be competitive,” added Otello Valenti, Scuderia Toro Rosso HR Director. “Scuderia Toro Rosso has a recognized and acknowledged expertise in selecting, training and developing talents in Formula 1 and the partnership with Randstad represents a strategic cooperation for our team.
“Creating the right mix of talented young people and technical experts is in itself a major project. We work in a fast moving environment where time is the most critical variable and our HR department has to be quick and innovative to attract, grow and give wings to our people to meet our ever expanding needs,” continued Valenti. “Therefore, we are very much looking forward to collaborating with Randstad, a company which shares our own philosophy of striving for excellence through the professional growth of personnel. I believe that Randstad’s contribution in this field will be of great benefit to our company, which will be reflected in the continuous improvement of our team processes at the factory as well as at the racetrack.”