Above all, we are a business of people for people. Our most material contributions to sustainable development are those that we can strategically advance through our core business as leading talent solutions and advisory company: enabling the sustainable and lifelong employability of individuals and providing them with access to quality employment, and enabling organisations to meet their changing talent needs to achieve their own long-term goals. In a time when the world of work is undergoing such significant change, we believe this is more important than ever.
Skilling and enabling workers
Rapid technological progress, social developments, environmental challenges, and accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic, have created substantial talent shortages and new skills are required that are in short supply. We can help people develop and thrive in a changing world.
We envision a world where all people have the right skills to reach their full potential and to gain or maintain access to the world of work – regardless of where they started, what has happened to them or where they are right now. As the leader in workforce transformation, we provide our customers with the means to successfully navigate their changing needs by improving their access to talent and skills. Leveraging the expertise of our Group’s 360° service offering, we go beyond providing jobs – we believe in the power of skills to ensure sustainable employment.
Training, Up-skilling & Re-skilling
We offer training, up-skilling and re-skilling both as standalone services and in combination with other solutions, such as placements or as part of a broader workforce transformation offering.
We support organisations and their employees through changes that require individuals to transition out of their existing roles. Through our expert coaching and training, we help individuals find new opportunities both within and outside their existing company, ensuring positive outcomes for all.
While skilling enables individuals to sustain their employability in an uncertain future, skilling at a macro level is a key lever to fighting climate change and moving towards a circular economy. Whether it is about phasing out fossil fuels, delivering climate-friendly business practises, accelerating digitisation and automation, or new work models – we need skilful individuals to design innovative and responsible solutions – and corresponding, forward-looking skilling approaches across the larger workforce. By supporting individuals in acquiring the skills they need to succeed in the green economy and helping our clients to sustainably transform their workforce, we are able to make an impact at the core of the fight against climate change. Find out more in our white paper “Skills for the Green Economy”.
Now is the time for organisations to foster a culture of lifelong learning and re-employment and for individuals to actively seek opportunities to build the skills they need. Underscoring our commitment to advance skilling everywhere we operate, we have pledged to up-/re-skill 5 million people by 2030.
Promoting inclusivity and diversity
When we say we are committed to making the future work for everyone, we mean everyone. As a people business, we put our expertise and energy into improving everyone’s chance of being part of the world of work. Our commitment is to equal opportunity for everyone working with, through or for us.
We believe in talent, not labels and focus on the diverse and unique skills our people bring. We have zero tolerance for any unlawful discrimination or harassment against any employee, associate or candidate, at any stage of that person’s journey with us, on the basis of gender, sexual orientation/LGBTQIA+/gender identity or gender expressions, family/marital status, age, race, ethnicity, heritage, nationality, social or economic background or origin, religion/creed, political option, disability (visible or invisible), or any other characteristics protected by applicable laws where the Adecco Group operates. As one of the largest employers in the world, we have a responsibility and opportunity to make a real difference in the fight against racism and have an unwavering commitment to standing up against discrimination of any kind.
Read our full D&I Statement here.
As an organisation, we are on a journey to ensure that all our services are accessible to all groups of individuals and that we have a culture that provides the training, support and engagement to our leaders and colleagues to drive forward inclusive processes and decision making. Through leveraging diversity, we can drive more innovative decisions significantly faster, truly understand and represent our global customers, and improve our company culture, employee satisfaction and ultimately productivity and performance.
To broaden our impact beyond our own organisation, we engage with workers, employers and public sector stakeholders across the world to develop programmes and pathways that embrace diverse talent and enable underrepresented communities to access the labour market. We seek to help people gain better access to the jobs and prospects they deserve and help them overcome barriers to enter the workforce. We do so through bespoke programmes e.g. in France, Spain, Italy or the US, and via dedicated service lines such as Adecco Inclusion. And we campaign for more inclusive employment worldwide through a range of global partnerships, associations and other initiatives.
We can look back on a long track-record of helping to integrate refugees and displaced people in the labour market both by developing strategic good practice and by providing individual refugees with the necessary skills and work opportunities as they seek to integrate in their new host communities and start rebuilding their lives and livelihoods.
We will continue to challenge ourselves and others, push boundaries, and strive to be at the forefront of delivering better futures for all.
Attracting, engaging and retaining talent
Our success and business prospects are significantly influenced by our ability to hire, grow and retain the right people in the right jobs – for our own business and for our clients. We always want our people to thrive and have the opportunity to realise their full potential.
Our ambition is to set the standard as a world-class employer, investing in our talent and creating an environment where they can thrive. We want to enable and empower everyone to live up to their full potential and help our business and clients win. We work closely with our candidates, associates, and colleagues to anticipate and address their needs, recognise, and reward them for their commitment and dedication, and provide them with a career path.
We promote an open, fair, efficient, and collaborative way of working, and strive to create a culture that encourages initiative, empowers personal development, and inspires continuous improvement. We are proud to have been consistently ranked one of the world’s best places to work, according to the Great Place to Work® survey, reinforcing our reputation as one of the most attractive and rewarding global employers. For us, people come first and by empowering them we strengthen the success, resilience and innovation of our Group and ensure we are fit for the future.
We are always looking for passionate, responsible and creative team players. Join us.