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The Olympic Games workers boost their career with Adecco!

Adecco, the world's largest staffing company, handled the recruitment, training and supervision of more than 7000 permanent and temporary staff for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and is now managing a replacement program.

Chéserex, Suisse, Oct 12, 2000 

As the Official Staffing Services Supporter for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, Adecco recruited and managed 2000 permanent staff for the Sydney Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games (SOCOG) and more than 5,000 associates. According to Sandy Hollway, SOCOG's CEO, "We wouldn't have done the recruitment for this massive project, either in quantitative terms or the quality of people without Adecco."

For the after-Games period, Lee Hecht Harrison (LHH), an Adecco Group company, has designed specific replacement services for SOCOG workers, who are looking for new career orientations. The end of the Games will be a great opportunity for Australian companies to recruit those highly skilled and motivated workers.

A career transition program for workers to assess career options after the Games 

LHH has created a career transition program for workers that includes a range of services such as the Virtual Career Center -for self paced on line searching-, career planning workshops and guest speaker series. To put both sides together, LHH registers, in the Lead Link Network, the companies interested in benefiting from the quality recruitment potential.

Liz Franks, Deputy Competition Manager for Olympic Diving, is a SOCOG worker who has already benefited from the career transition program's opportunities. After participating in the 1976 and 1984 Olympic Games, Liz became Director of the Tasmanian Institute of Sport, before joining SOCOG in 1998. She considers it as a real bonus : "It enables you to take a step back and really think about your career, where you've come from, where you want to go next, how to get there and what the time frame will be", she said.

This program is a model for other organisations that need to retain a vital workforce prior to the conclusion of a major project. Managing the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and the after-Games period is another demonstration of Adecco's expertise and innovation in the field of human resources.

Adecco SA is the global leader in personnel services with revenues of approximately USD 12 billion in 1999. The Adecco network connects up to 600,000 associates with business clients each day through its network of over 28,000 employees and over 4,500 offices in 60 countries around the world.

Adecco delivers an unparalleled range of flexible staffing and career resources - from temporary work to permanent placement, consulting, managed services, outplacement and career management services - to corporate clients and qualified associates, covering all major industries as well as specific professions.

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