Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2012/2013

Organisational profile

2.9  Significant changes during the reporting period regarding size, structure and ownership
September 2011:
Adecco Group successfully completed its acquisition of US-based Drake Beam Morin, Inc. Combining Adecco’s Lee Hecht Harrison business with Drake Beam Morin, Inc. not only creates the world’s leading career transition and talent development services provider, it also considerably expands Lee Hecht Harrison’s existing geographic footprint, enhancing services for its clients internationally. Adecco acquired Drake Beam Morin, Inc. for an enterprise value of EUR 149 million.

January 2012: Adecco Group acquired VSN Inc., a leading provider of professional staffing services in Japan. VSN Inc. doubles the exposure to professional staffing of Adecco in Japan and reinforces Adecco’s strong position in this attractive structural growth market. Under the terms of the acquisition agreement, the enterprise value of VSN Inc. amounts to EUR 90 million [1].

April 2012: Adecco Group announced the appointment of Robert P. Crouch as the new Regional Head of North America and a member of the Adecco Group Executive Committee. He replaced Tig Gilliam who left the Adecco Group. Robert P. Crouch took over his new operational responsibilities as of May 1, 2012.

2.10  Awards received

The Great Place to Work® survey 2012/2013 The Great Place to Work® Institute helps organisations to create cultures where trust flourishes. This is done via independent, anonymous surveys – the results of which are provided to companies to help them improve the workplace based on real employee feedback. This is the largest survey of workplace practices worldwide.

DIS AG, Germany, is ranked 2nd on ‘Germany’s Best Employer 2013’ list (in the category 501 –2,000 employees).

DIS AG, Germany, is ranked 4th amongst ‘Europe’s Best Employer 2013’ (in the category Large Workplaces), out of 1,500 competing employers in its category.

Adecco Sweden reached 4th place on the 2013 list of the ‘Best Large Companies’, a marked improvement from rank 7, in 2012.

Adecco Netherlands moved from 17th place in 2012 to rank 11 in 2013 amongst the best ‘Large and Multinational Companies’ to work for.

Adecco Denmark reached 28th place on the list of the ‘Best Workplaces’ in Denmark 2012.

Adecco Belgium reached 7th place on the 2013 list of the ‘Best Organisations’ with more than 500 employees.

Adecco Norway reached 10th place on the 2013 list of the ‘Best Large Companies’.

TUJA, Germany in 2011 and 2012 made it to the Great Place to Work® ‘Top 100 list’ in Germany.

Adecco Luxembourg participated for the first time in the 2012/2013 cycle. They reached rank 8 as first HR services provider ever, on the list of the ‘Best Companies to work for’ in Luxembourg.

Adecco UK reached rank 28 amongst the ‘Best Workplaces’ for the first time in the United Kingdom.

Further awards received: In addition to these ratings, Adecco Group subsidiaries received various acknowledgements (see pages 48–49) and further awards for their socially responsible practice and achievements, such as:

  • Adecco Germany received the Gold award as ‘Career’s Best Recruiters 2012/13’ in the category ‘Personnel services’ and was ranked 36th amongst all assessed companies across all sectors in Germany. Adecco scored high with regards to online recruitment’ with 71 out of 80 points.
  • Office Angels UK was named the ‘Best large recruitment consultancy, at the first ‘s1 jobs Recruitment Awards’
  • Adecco Spain obtained the ‘Madrid Excelente’ quality certification from the City Council of Madrid.
  • Adecco USA was featured in the Winter 2012–2013 issue of ‘Uptown Professional magazine’ and named one of the Top 40 Companies for Diversity and Inclusion amongst hundreds of companies and organisations across the United States. More details are provided on page 36 of this Report.
  • Adecco Canada was amongst the Achiever’s 50 Most Engaged Workplaces’ in Canada. The panel of judges evaluated each applicant based on the following eight elements of employee engagement: Communication, Leadership, Culture, Rewards & Recognition, Professional & Personal Growth, Accountability & Performance, Vision & Values and Corporate Social Responsibility.
  • Adecco Canada’s President and Country Manager was named one of ‘Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women for 2012’. This annual award presented by the Women’s Executive Network and recognises the top 100 women achievers and leaders in Canada’s private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Winners are selected based on their strategic vision and leadership, their organisation’s financial performance, and their commitment to the community.
  • Adecco North America was honoured with the Best In-direct Services Award as part of Celestica Inc.’s 2012 ‘Total Cost of Ownership’ (TCOOTM) Supplier Awards.’ Celestica’s awards programme recognises top performers from their global network of over 3,000 suppliers. Winners are selected based on their ability to provide the best TCOO performance to Celestica and its customers by demonstrating excellence in quality, delivery, technology, service, pricing and flexibility.


[1]Spot exchange rate: 101.36 YEN/EUR.