The Adecco Group has been ranked as the second most attractive company in the world to work for, according to the seventh annual 25 World’s Best Workplaces List, jumping from 7th place in 2016. The top three ranking underlines the company’s core commitment to ensure that its team members feel motivated and engaged to shape and improve the future of work for everyone. The Adecco Group’s purpose, its holistic approach to diversity and inclusion, and team spirit were widely cited by employees.

The Adecco Group made the top three for the first time in 2017, once again featuring in the top 10 of the annual 25 World’s Best Workplaces List, as compiled by independent US research, consulting and training organisation Great Place to Work®. This year’s Great Place to Work® survey polled more than 10 million employees from 6,600 companies around the globe to determine the World’s Best Workplaces list. The Adecco Group employees from 12 countries participated in the survey.

Shanthi Flynn, the Adecco Group Chief Human Resources Officer, explains: “Finding, growing and keeping people who are passionate about our purpose is a core strategic priority for the Adecco Group. Being ranked second on the 2017 World’s Best Workplaces list is great, but I am most proud of the spirit our teams around the world have created for each other. All our colleagues focus on supporting each other to be the best they can be, to grow with us and serve each other, our clients, candidates, communities and partners. Our teams are communities who can rely on each other as well as achieve success, which underpins why they want to work for us”.

The 2017 World’s Best Workplaces results show that the Adecco Group employees feel they work for an inclusive company that embraces difference and prioritises flexibility, engagement, learning and openness as core values. Employees at all levels report that they feel respected, valued and given every chance to make their individual futures better. Learning and career development opportunities open to everybody play a major part, resulting in a culture of meritocracy which allows high-potential talents to rise from entry-level positions to leadership roles.

The Adecco Group’s purpose to make the future work for everyone plus the community programmes are a key driver of engagement for employees. Among the community programmes mentioned were Adecco Way to WorkTM and ‘CEO for One Month’, which aim to boost young people’s employability and tackle youth unemployment, the IOC and IPC Athlete Career Programmes, which support elite athletes and para-athletes to transition into the labour market, and Win4Youth, which encourages employees and clients throughout the world to take part in sports events that make a difference.

Alongside its number two World’s Best Workplaces ranking, the Adecco Group was named the second Great Place to Work® in Europe, and 12 Adecco Group subsidiaries qualified for 2017 Great Place to Work® survey national rankings: Belgium, Canada, 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 HR 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, Pontoon and Adia, 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 the World’s Best Workplaces List

Since 2011, Great Place to Work® has identified the top organizations that create great workplaces in multiple countries in which they operate through the publication of the World’s Best Workplaces list. To be considered eligible for the World’s Best Workplaces list, companies must meet our definition of a Multinational Company and appear on a minimum of 5 national best workplaces lists that rank organizations based on the results of their Trust Index© employee survey and Culture Audit© assessment (to qualify in the United States, we look at winners of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list). The results of those national lists, in addition to extra points awarded for the number of countries an organization surveyed employees in, and the percentage of the company’s global workforce represented by those surveys, are combined to create a top 25 ranking.

Candidates for the list must have a minimum of 5,000 employees worldwide, and 40% of their workforce (or 5,000 employees) must be based outside of the country in which they are headquartered. Candidates for the 2017 World’s Best Workplaces list will have appeared on national workplaces lists published in September 2016 through August 2017.

About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through its certification programs, Great Place to Work® recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual FORTUNE "100 Best Companies to Work For®" and Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists for Millennials, women, diversity, small & medium companies, industries and, internationally, countries and regions. Through its culture consulting services, Great Place to Work helps its clients create great workplaces that outpace peers on key business metrics like revenue growth, profitability, retention and stock performance.