Further reading

Publications by the Adecco Group and other industry-related studies

Demographic Fitness Survey 2009 Germany

The demographic Fitness Survey 2009 looks at how fit German companies are in comparison with their European peers through different indicators.

Adecco Switzerland HR-Barometer 2010

The Swiss Human-Relations-Barometer 2010 is the fifth edition of a yearly study which looks at work relations, work conditions as well as work ethics and behaviour of employees in Switzerland. The developments over the past five years are being exemplified and discussed.
ISBN: 978-3-03823-610-8

Adecco Switzerland HR-Barometer 2011

The Swiss Human-Relations-Barometer 2011 is the sixth edition of a yearly study which looks at work relations, work conditions as well as work ethics and behaviour of employees in Switzerland. The developments over the past six years are being exemplified and discussed.
ISBN: 978-3-03823-648-9

Adecco Swiss Job Market Index

The Adecco Swiss Job Market Index ‘ASJMI’ is the only combined job market index in Switzerland, providing information about the entire Swiss job market in all branches and across all regions. It is made up of the three sub-indices Company Websites, Job Portals and Media, which display job offers from all the important advertising channels.

Partnerships between private and public employment agencies – What do European top managers think about it? (2009)

Public-private partnerships are seen as part of the solution to problems on the employment market: Over 60% of European top managers demand more cooperation between private and public employment market stakeholders, according to an Adecco Institute survey.

Improving lifelong learning a toolbox for companies, employees and institutions (2009)

This white paper gives a new impetus to the implementation of lifelong learning beyond the Lisbon targets, which were set for 2010. In cooperation with the Jacobs Center on Lifelong Learning and Institutional Development, a multidisciplinary perspective on lifelong learning has been chosen to stimulate the debate on how to bring new dynamics into the European training landscape.

Accessibility Guide for Companies (2010)

Just a little over a decade ago, it would have been surprising to find companies that were interested in adapting their buildings, environments, and positions for people with physical, sensory, or psychological disabilities. Things are no longer that way. This is not only due to the current laws and regulations that preserve and promote the incorporation of disabled workers in the workforce, but mostly due to the cultural change where principles of plurality and equality have become stronger in daily life and at the workplace.

2011 U.S. Job market perspectives

The phrase “job growth” was happily welcomed back into the American vernacular in 2010. Following one of the most challenging time periods for the U.S. economy and job market. What is now referred to as the ‘Great Recession’ this past year introduced a level of stability which helped to nudge the economic pendulum in a new direction.

Two worlds collide? Bringing Copenhagen to Bologna (2011)

This white paper, initiated by the Adecco Group, looks at what is done to increase the proportion of highly educated people in the workforce. Policymakers in the European Union initiated the Bologna Process, which aims to increase the number of university graduates and to harmonise higher education certificates. At the same time, comparable policy measures for vocational education have had hardly any impact. Vocational education in a dual system, which is widespread in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, is often presented and discussed as one way to successfully meet the growing needs of the information society. The report will be available as of August 2011 on: www.adecco-group.de

Future Jobs – How does work look like in Europe 2020 (2011, German)

This study by DIS AG and the German ‘Zukunftsinstitut’ looks at work as a central theme. Work is not only about earning money and is far more than just an economic transaction. Work provides a status, an identity and gives a sense of belonging. So how will work develop over the coming years? What are the trends across industries and regions?

Social Media @ Human Resource Management – A study about social networks (2011, German)

A study initiated by DIS AG and conducted by the University of Applied Sciences in Dresden and the Leipzig University of Applied Sciences found out that 18 million people in Germany have a profile on Facebook and around 3.8 million Germans are on XING. Social media are belonging to everyday life for many people in the private and professional domain. This has been acknowledged by many companies in recent times. More and more, social media is becoming a tool for them to access talent. But what do employers need to think and be aware of when using social media?

Adecco Group Australia Temporary Labour Report (2011)

The world’s leading recruiter presents Australia’s first temporary labour market report, revealing findings from the Adecco Group ‘Temporary Labour Employer Survey and Temporary Labour Employee Survey’. The report is the first of its kind in Australia to focus on this important aspect of the nation’s labour market. A copy of the report can be ordered by sending an e-mail to: marketing.dont-like-spam@ich-will-kein-spam.adecco.com.au

Agency Workers Regulations: Six months to go – is British business ready? (2011)

Last year, Adecco commissioned an independent research consultancy to speak to 100 decision-makers in HR from organisations that regularly use temporary workers, to assess the levels of awareness, understanding and preparedness for the AWR. The resulting 2010 AWR survey found evidence of confusion, complacency and inertia surrounding the regulations. In March 2011, Adecco has updated the survey to see how these views have changed.

Ciett Economic Report 2011

Ciett has published its 2011 Annual Economic Report, based on figures available for 2009. This report is the fourth of its kind to reveal that the agency work industry is one of the largest private employers in the world today, boasting just under 9 million workers employed on a daily basis, and global annual sales revenues in excess of EUR 203 billion.

Temporary agency work and collective bargaining in the EU (2008)

This report reviews the present situation regarding the use of temporary agency work (TAW) in European Union Member States. It examines arrangements for social dialogue and collective bargaining at national level across the EU. It also examines the role of collective bargaining in determining such matters as length of assignment, the use of TAW in strikes, and the proportion of agency workers allowed. It also analyses the role of collective bargaining in determining equality of treatment in pay, training and other conditions of employment.