find the talent you need. iran recruitment services.

Our widespread network ensures that we can source the best local or expatriate talent in Iran, and further afield. We can assist with the sourcing and selection of permanent staff across numerous industries and sectors, as well as the provision of HR services.

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proven expertise.

Randstad is a leading global recruitment firm; experts in recruiting talent for companies in Iran. Our full-service recruitment capabilities enable our clients to be agile, productive, and ahead of the curve when it comes to hiring in Iran.


a helping hand.

We can assist companies looking to transfer professionals with experience to work in newly opened Iranian markets, providing up-to-date and relevant recruitment advice. Likewise, we can help you to recruit from the country’s broad talent pool.


the right candidate.

With innovative HR technology, human insight, and deep industry knowledge of Iran, Randstad can help drive the decisions that advance your company's strategic hiring plans.

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global legacy.

Our global standing means we have access to some of the best talent in the world. We're consistently praised by our clients for the emphasis we place on global scales with a Middle Eastern scope.

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trusted partners.

Randstad have partnered with numerous clients in Iran, to fulfil their staffing needs. We specialise in search and source for the oil & gas, construction, FMCG, retail, life sciences, legal, human resources, and IT industries.

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same direction.

Our network of expertise crosses industries and geographies; allowing us to match professionals to your organisation. We can assist with executive search, contingency recruitment, and headhunting for specialist and niche vacancies.

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about iran.

Officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, Iran is the second-largest country in the Middle East, a major regional power, home to massive fossil fuel deposits, the second largest economy in the MENA region, and the 17th largest in the world. Its capital is Tehran, which is Iran’s largest city, and leading economic and cultural centre.

Iran is bordered to the northwest by Armenia, the Republic of Azerbaijan, to the north by the Caspian Sea, to the northeast by Turkmenistan, to the east by Afghanistan and Pakistan, to the south by the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, and to the west by Turkey and Iraq. Due to the country’s central position in Eurasia and Western Asia, alongside its proximity to the Straight of Hormuz, Iran is considered politically, economically, and militarily important.


Iran’s economy is a mixture of central planning, state ownership, and private enterprise, from large companies to village agriculture. It is dominated by oil and gas productions, although more than 40 industries are involved with the Tehran Stock Exchange. In 2014 the country’s GDP was $404.1 billion, and Iran is ranked as a middle-income economy by the World Bank. Major sectors include mining, manufacturing, agriculture, and services. Economic sanctions against the country, such as the embargo against Iranian crude oil, affected the Iranian economy for many years, and lead to a steep fall in the value of the rial.

After unveiling a series of market reform plans, Iran’s government is trying to diversify the country’s oil-reliant economy, by investing in the biotechnology, nanotechnology, and pharmaceuticals industries. Leading manufacturing industries include the fields of automobile manufacture, transportation, construction materials, home appliances, food and agricultural goods, armaments, pharmaceuticals, information technology, and petrochemicals.

recent reforms.

Iran is currently undergoing an ambitious series of measures that include subsidy reform, banking recapitalization, currency, taxation, customs, construction, employment, nationwide goods and services distribution, and productivity. The reforms target the country’s major sources of economic inefficiency and price distortion, and has led to substantial restructuring in many areas. The fifth development plan, for 2010–15, was designed to delegate power to the people and develop a knowledge economy, which the sixth five-year development plan for 2016-21 aims to promote the development of a resilient economy, progress in science and technology, and the promotion of cultural excellence.

The Iranian targeted subsidy plan was passed by the Iranian Parliament in January 2010, and was described by the government as the “biggest surgery” to the nation’s economy in half a century, and “one of the most important undertakings in Iran’s recent economy history”. The goal of the subsidy reform plan is to replace subsidies on food and energy with targeted social assistance, in accordance with the Five Year Economic Development Plan and a move towards free market prices.


Iran has a young population and a highly education workforce, but years of economic sanctions have left the country isolated from the rest of the world and much of its workforce devoid of exposure to modern technology and international business practices. Foreign corporations will have a broad local talent pool to recruit from, for entry level and junior roles, with many graduates having studied abroad in English speaking environments.

In past years management-level talent was sent in from the head offices of European and North American multinationals, plus Chinese, Indian, and Russian firms. The country also expects to attract back a number of Iranians that are living overseas, now that international sanctions are being removed.

Iran has suffered from substantial human capital flight, according to the International Monetary Fund, with more than 150,000 Iranians leaving the Islamic Republic every year since the early 1990s. In addition, the political crackdown following the 2009 election protests is said to have created a refugee exodus of elite Iranians, further worsening the country’s human capital loss. An estimated 25% of all Iranians with post-secondary education have lived aboard in developed countries according to the OECD.

international sanctions.

After the Iranian Revolution in 1979, the U.S. Government ended its economic and diplomatic ties with Iran, and banned Iranian oil imports. In 1996 the U.S. passed the Iran and Libya Sanctions Act, which prohibits American (and non-U.S.) companies from investing and trading with Iran for amounts of $20 million or more annually. Since 2000, some exceptions have been made to these restrictions, for items including pharmaceuticals and medical equipment.

Furthermore, the Iran’s nuclear program has been the subject of contention with the West since 2006. The UN Security Council imposed sanctions against select companies that had ties to Iran’s nuclear program, which furthered the Islamic Republic’s international isolation. Notably, these sanctions include nuclear and military exports, plus investment in in oil, gas, petrochemicals, exports of refined petroleum products, banks, insurance, financial transactions, and shipping.

In 2015 Iran and the P5+1 reached a deal on the country’s nuclear program, and as a result of Iran verifiably meeting its nuclear commitments, the United States and the EU have since lifted nuclear-related sanctions on Iran.

recruitment services.

We're here to help with all of your Iran-based staffing and recruitment needs. As the MENA region's leading recruitment firm, we pride ourselves on offering a full range of solutions that help our clients access the best talent available on the market. Our recruitment team relies on a proven methodology complete with sourcing, screening, matching, skills assessment, and hiring management stages.

Randstad can assist you by increasing your exposure to the Iranian candidate market through our extensive online and offline networks, by improving candidate quality through industry-leading screening and skills assessment processes, and by containing costs through built-in efficiencies that may not be available to you in-house.

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