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Adecco becomes official sponsor of the Turin 2006 Winter Olympic Games


It will manage the selection and training of 20,000 volunteers and the career development plan of the members of the organisational committee

Milan, Italie, Mar 24, 2004 

 Adecco, the world's largest staffing company, today announces that it has become a sponsor of the Turin 2006 Winter Olympic Games. 
 
The world leader in human resources management, which has been present in Italy since 1997, will be an integral part of the organisational processes of the Games and will be responsible for the selection and training of the 20,000 volunteers as well as the professional career development of the 400 full-time employees of the Organisation Committee (TOROC) once the Winter Olympics draw to a close.
 
Adecco Italy, which has 500 branches and 2,000 employees nationwide, will manage the TOROC candidates and organise the collection of the applications through their 11 Turin branches.  To facilitate the selection processes, Adecco has created a team of five people dedicated to TOROC and has also set up an onsite branch. 
 
Potential volunteers will be able to apply online through Adecco.it or Torino2006.it and complete one of Adecco's screening phases, Xpert online, before then being invited for an interview at one of the branches, some of which will have especially extended opening hours (09:00 - 12:00 at the weekends and from 18:00 - 21:00 on weekdays). 
 
Of 50,000 candidates, the objective is to evaluate at least 40,000 people to fulfil the role of volunteer or team leader.  Two basic training courses dedicated to the concept of Olympic culture and of leadership and team building will then be undertaken.
 
The partnership agreement also makes provision for a Career Management Program (CMP) whereby Adecco will undertake to support 400 TOROC employees in their professional repositioning at the end of the Games in December 2006, by providing a support platform of career development.  The CMP will be developed by Adecco through a team of experts from within the Group.
 
Its objectives will be as follows:
 
1. Retention: maintain a low turn-over of TOROC staff at the end of the Olympics
2. Motivation: maintain a high level of motivation and commitment to the committee.
3. Development:  plan and develop individual training courses, facilitating their professional relocation at the end of the Olympic experience
Adecco continues to maintain its firm commitment to the world of sports, in particular through its "Athletes Programme" which aims to support professional athletes in their quest to find employment once they reach the end of their sporting careers.  So far, more than 700 athletes have benefited from this programme in Spain, Italy, Norway, US, Sweden and Denmark with over a 95% success rate.
 
In addition to this Adecco has acted as Official Sponsor for the following sporting events:
 
 
UEFA EURO 2000 where it recruited 3,000 volunteers
Sydney 2000 where it selected more than 12,000 candidates for marketing, finance, PR, legal, HR and administrative functions, as well as more than 2,500 permanent employees and a further 70,000 volunteers and temporary workers.
Manchester 2002, the XVII Commonwealth Games, the world's second largest sporting festival.
The Adecco Group is also entering its third year of involvement with the International Tennis Federation as a Worldwide Official Sponsor of the Davis Cup.
 
 

Adecco S.A. is a Forbes 500 company and the global leader in HR Solutions. The Adecco Group network connects 600,000 associates with business clients each day through its network of 28,000 employees and 5,800 offices in 68 territories around the world. Registered in Switzerland, and managed by a multinational team with expertise in markets spanning the globe, the Adecco Group delivers an unparalleled range of flexible staffing and career resources to corporate clients and qualified associates.
 
The Adecco Group comprises four Divisions, Adecco Staffing, Ajilon Professional, LHH Career Services and Jobpilot e-HR Services. In Adecco Staffing, the Adecco staffing network focuses on flexible staffing solutions for global industries in transition, including automotive, financial services, electronics, logistics and telecommunications; Ajilon Professional offers an unrivalled range of specialized branded businesses; LHH Career Services encompasses our portfolio of outplacement and coaching; and Jobpilot e-HR focuses on online recruiting activities for the Adecco Group.
 
Adecco S.A. is registered in Switzerland and is listed on the Swiss Exchange (ADEN / trading on Virt-x: 1213860), NYSE (ADO), Euronext Premier Marché (12819).
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