Adecco acquires OnForce to expand its Beeline service offering

Adecco acquires OnForce to expand its Beeline service offering

Press Release

Adecco acquires OnForce to expand its Beeline service offering

Cobination will create a unique integrated solution for managing contingent workforces

Zurich, Switzerland, August 11, 2014: the Adecco Group, the world’s leading provider of Human Resources solutions, today announces the acquisition of OnForce, Inc. OnForce’s freelancer management system (FMS) provides cloud-based solutions for companies to manage their use of freelancers/independent contractors. These solutions complement the vendor management system (VMS) provided by Adecco’s Beeline business. The merger of these two offerings will create a unique integrated solution for companies to source talent through multiple channels.

Patrick De Maeseneire, CEO of the Adecco Group said: “I am delighted that OnForce and Beeline are joining forces. For many companies, accessing and managing an ‘extended workforce’ is a fragmented process involving a mixture of technologies such as VMS, FMS, spreadsheets and other ad-hoc tools. The new integrated offering will combine Beeline’s powerful process automation and analytics for sourcing and managing talent through staffing agencies, with OnForce’s ability to access and manage today’s growing population of freelance talent. This will provide our clients with a unique way to simplify their operations and optimize the management of their extended workforces.”

The transaction will not have a material financial impact on the Adecco Group.

For further information please contact:

Adecco Corporate Investor Relations                                               or +41 (0) 44 878 89 89                       

Adecco Corporate Press Office or +41 (0) 44 878 87 87

Forward-looking statements

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About the Adecco Group

The Adecco Group, based in Zurich, Switzerland, is the world’s leading provider of HR solutions. With over 31,500 FTE employees and more than 5,000 branches, in over 60 countries and territories around the world, Adecco Group offers a wide variety of services, connecting more than 650,000 associates with our clients every day. The services offered fall into the broad categories of temporary staffing, permanent placement, career transition and talent development, as well as outsourcing and consulting. The Adecco Group is a Fortune Global 500 company.

Adecco S.A. is registered in Switzerland (ISIN: CH0012138605) and listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ADEN).