Our business and CSR

Skills in essence

Passport to employment – Skills development – AdeccoXpert® & Training – Life long learning – Win4Youth

The acquisition and ongoing development of skills is a Passport to employment and provides income security and a sustainable career. We help our associates and employees acquire skills through a range of programmes and tools. AdeccoXpert®, our online candidate and associate assessment and training tool, is present in 46 countries and was used over 3 million times in 2010. To help develop our own employees’ talent, we have a series of initiatives focusing upon Life long learning and development. In the area of leadership, we run programme together with INSEAD and IMD; in Service & Sales, we have our High Intensity Training (HIT) and the Value Focused Selling VFS training programmes; and within Operations Global English for language improvement is offered. We also ask every employee to complete the five modules of the Compliance & Ethics ACE programme.

In 2010, we launched our global Win4Youth programme to engage employees with our new values whilst also helping young people in need. In total, 29,255 employees and over 700 clients voluntarily ran or walked 230,000 km to raise funds that help give children and young people in challenging situations a future. As a result, at the beginning of 2011, the Adecco Group donated USD 230,000 to six charitable foundations in Haiti, Chile, Spain, the USA, France and India. Each Foundation focuses upon helping young disadvantaged people between the age of 4 and 24 gain the skills they need to integrate into the labour market.