Annual Report 2011

Our people
Equal treatment and diversity

At Adecco we foster a culture of equal opportunity, good training and career possibilities regardless of gender, age, disabilities or ethnic background. We see diversity as a great competitive advantage. Over time the demographics of our candidates and clients have changed and today are very different from only a few years ago. It is important for us to follow this development closely and create a workforce that is diverse and can understand the changing needs of our customers. In the Great Place to Work survey we scored very highly on the aspect of diversity in all countries.

With large and rising numbers of unemployed across the country, Adecco Spain decided to take action. In October 2011 all 1,500 employees took part in a huge initiative to give a helping hand to job-seekers by taking their know-how and offer of advice onto the streets. The Adecco brand colour featured strongly and they called it – REDvolución.

Diversity awards received in North America in 2011:

  • Adecco Group North America was named as a Champion of Diversity by the New York Urban League
  • Adecco Group North America was named as one of the Top 40 Companies For Diversity & Inclusion by Uptown Professional Magazine
  • Adecco received the ‘Kemp Spirit Award’ at the Annual Employer Recognition Breakfast – acknowledging employers who are committed to integrating individuals with disabilities into the workforce
  • 2011 Corporate Diversity Award by UPTOWN Professional Magazine presented on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during the World Diversity Leadership Summit (WDLS) in New York City
  • Lee Hecht Harrison received the 2011 Central Texas Corporate DiversityFIRST Award presented at the 8th Annual Central Texas DiversityFIRST™ Awards Luncheon

In essence it all comes down to our employees. They are and will remain our most important resource. Only through developing our employees and assisting them in their growth can we ensure the future success of our company.