The Adecco Group, the world’s leading provider of workforce solutions, announced today that it has joined the International Organisation of Employers (IOE). The goal of the partnership is to combine The Adecco Group’s expertise on the world of work with the IOE’s strong position as the representative of employers, and collaborate to develop professional management practices and policy frameworks able to support workers’ employability and employers’ competitiveness.

Youth employment, skills, the connection between education and work, the future of work, business and human rights, and active employment policies are some of the key topics where The Adecco Group and the IOE seek to join forces.

“Both our organisations will benefit enormously from this partnership. I have no doubt that the combination of The Adecco Group’s experience in understanding the transformation taking place in the world of work, together with the IOE’s history in shaping the global social and labour policy debate will produce great results. This partnership will not only have a positive impact on our Members but will also help us support all stakeholders grappling with the implications of the changing world of work,” says Linda Kromjong, IOE Secretary-General.

“We are delighted for Barnee as he begins what promises to be a fantastic career in e-mobility and electric racing. I am sure he will perform at the highest level and produce excellent results during his internship. The Innovation Manager Challenge is all about promoting careers in this fast-growing, hi-tech sector and giving young talent the chance it deserves and needs to shine. This first year has surpassed our expectations, and we look forward to connecting with and supporting many more talented young men and women in the years ahead through this innovation programme,” said Alain Dehaze, CEO of the Adecco Group.

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 700,000 people around the world with career opportunities. 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 and talent development, as well as outsourcing and consulting. 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 and approximately 5,100 branches 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 the International Organisation of Employers (IOE)

The IOE is the largest network of the private sector in the world, with more than 155 business and employer organisation members. In social and labour policy debate taking place in the International Labour Organization, across the UN and multilateral system, and in the G20 and other emerging processes, the IOE is the recognised voice of business. The IOE advocates for regulatory frameworks at the international level that favour entrepreneurship, private sector development, and sustainable job creation. For more information, please visit