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Adecco raises its position amongst the Best Workplaces in Europe 2015


Trust, pride and team spirit lift Adecco to 13th amongst the top 25 multinationals in Europe.

Zürich, Switzerland, Jun 5, 2015 

Adecco Group, the world’s leading provider of Human Resources solutions, came 13th in the annual Best Workplaces in Europe list released yesterday. Trust and pride in making a difference in local communities as well as strong team spirit raised Adecco’s standing among the top 25 performing companies in Europe.

Great Place to Work® surveyed employees from more than 2,300 companies in 19 European countries to compile this year’s list and determine Europe’s Best Workplaces.Adecco Group climbed to 13th in the top 25 Best Multinational Workplaces in Europe list released today. The group advanced by 6 places compared to 2014, when Adecco first entered the rankings. The listings are compiled by Great Place to Work®, an independent US research, consulting and training organisation.  

10,000 Adecco employees in 12 countries participated, responding in conjunction with a Cultural Audit conducted by Great Place to Work® between September 2014 and March 2015. The results showed Adecco people feel proud to make a difference every day in their communities by helping people to find the best job and by selecting quality profiles for clients’ needs.

This sense of purpose helps to build team spirit and a co-operative work ethic, encouraging colleagues to do their utmost to help candidates, clients and fellow workers. The passion with which colleagues dedicate themselves to their work and informality at all levels foster openness and trust in management throughout the company.

“Better Work, Better Life is not just a claim for Adecco, but what we stand for and what we care about for our employees, our candidates and our clients” , said Mark De Smedt, Chief Human Resources Officer Adecco Group. “Most of my colleagues stated in the survey that the company’s ‘purpose’ is their first motivational driver. This is also shown through the exceptional level of engagement in initiatives such as Adecco Way to WorkTM, Win4Youth and the Athlete Career Programme, where Adecco people are proud to contribute their time and expertise to helping people beyond recruitment”.

The Great Place to Work® ranking also shows the results of the company’s focus on talent management and the wide range of development programmes available through the Adecco Academy for its employees. 

In 2015, 10 Adecco subsidiaries in Europe qualified for the Great Place to Work® national ranking, including Denmark, Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, Netherlands, Sweden, Spain and the UK. For the first time, Italy and Adecco’s Swiss headquarters entered their national rankings.

More information on the award and the whole ranking on the Great Place to Work website

Great Place to Work®, headquartered in San Francisco, is a global research, consulting and training firm that helps organizations identify, create and sustain great workplaces through the development of high-trust workplace cultures. Great Place to Work serves businesses, non-profit organizations and government agencies in 51 countries.

Great Place to Work’s 13th annual Best Workplaces in Europe list ranks the top workplaces in the region. The countries covered comprised Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.

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