The Adecco Group, the world’s leading workforce solutions provider, has been ranked the 2nd Great Place to Work in Europe according to the annual Great Place to Work® survey, rising from 5th place in 2016. The company’s culture of trust was widely recognised by employees.

For the second year running, The Adecco Group has featured in the top 5 of the Great Place to Work® Europe ranking, as compiled by the independent US research, consulting and training organisation. This year’s Great Place to Work® survey polled employees from 2,340 companies in 19 European countries to determine Europe’s Best Workplaces. The Adecco Group employees from 11 countries participated in the survey.

Inspiring talented people to join, stay and grow with the Company, by creating an engaging ‘Great Place to Work for all’, is one of the most important strategic priorities of the Group.

Shanthi Flynn, The Adecco Group Chief Human Resources Officer, explains: “We are really proud of the Great Place to Work ranking because it shows that our people recognise our efforts to create a shared culture of trust. Research shows that high-trust companies also have higher performing teams. Our business depends on the passion and ability of our people to deliver a great service to our clients, candidates, partners and to their fellow colleagues”.

The 2017 Great Place to Work® results show that The Adecco Group employees feel they work for a company with a clear sense of purpose, through its key role to provide people with work opportunities, as well as coaching and guidance throughout their career. They are also inspired by the company’s active engagement in the local communities aimed at fostering inclusion and diversity in the workplace.

Programmes like Adecco Way to Work®, which tackles youth unemployment and the IOC and IPC Athlete Career Programmes, which support elite athletes’ transition into the labour market, also contribute to this sense of purpose. Similarly, employees referenced Win for Youth, which promotes sport and healthy lifestyles for Adecco people, while fostering the integration of disadvantaged individuals into the world of work. Employees also noted the company’s team spirit and inclusive informality, as well as supportive working practices, consistent recognition and investment in continual personal development through the Adecco Academy, as clear points of differentiation and value.

In the 2017 Great Place to Work® survey, 11 Adecco Group subsidiaries in Europe qualified for their national rankings: Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Spain, the Netherlands, Turkey and UK.

More information on the award is available on the Great Place to Work® website .

About The Adecco Group

The Adecco Group is the world’s leading provider of workforce solutions, transforming the world of work through talent and technology. Each year, The Adecco Group provides over 1 million people around the world with career opportunities, guidance and insights. Through its global brands Adecco, Modis, Badenoch & Clark, Spring Professional, Lee Hecht Harrison and Pontoon, The Adecco Group offers total workforce solutions including temporary staffing, permanent placement, career transition, talent development, and outsourcing. The Adecco Group partners with employers, candidates, colleagues and governments, sharing its labour market expertise and insights to empower people, fuel economies, and enrich societies.

The Adecco Group is a Fortune Global 500 company, based in Zurich, Switzerland, with more than 33,000 FTE employees in 60 countries and territories around the world. Adecco Group AG is registered in Switzerland (ISIN: CH0012138605) and listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ADEN).

About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" and a series of Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists, including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industries.