Awards & recognition

When you put everything you’ve got into being a good employer, finding the perfect someone for that perfect job, and giving young graduates and disadvantaged job seekers a leg up on the job ladder, people can’t help but notice. We’re very thankful for all the honours we’ve received over the years.

Awards and recognition

Great Place to Work

Adecco is recognized as Great Place to Work® a third time!

On April 26, 2017, The Adecco Group - along with its specialty brands Adecco, Adecco Professional and Roevin Engineering & Technology - was again recognized on the Top 50 list for Large and Multinational organizations.The Great Place to Work Institute received over 400 nominations and participation from more than 60,000 employees – making it the definitive list of exceptional work environments in Canada and Adecco’s placement on the Top 50 that much more impressive. We won the award three times, in 2014, 2016, and 2017.


Adecco Canada Certified as a Great Workplace

In January 2017, Adecco Canada was Certified as a Great Workplace—an official designation awarded by the Great Place to Work® Institute to organizations meeting the highest standard of workplace culture based on an analysis of employee feedback, as well as an assessment of workplace practices and programs.

7th Best Multinationals

Adecco Group ranked 7th among the best multinationals to work for in the world

On October 26, 2016: The Adecco Group, the world’s leading provider of workforce solutions, placed 7th on the ranking of the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces, according to Great Place to Work® and Fortune. A sense of purpose and making a difference to people’s lives was cited by Adecco Group employees as a key value, as well as openness, trust, warm informality, team spirit and opportunities for personal growth and impact.

Best Indirect Services Award

Best Indirect Services Award (Celestica Inc.), 2012 & 2016

Adecco North America was honoured with the Best Indirect Services Award as part of Celestica Inc.'s 2012 Total Cost of Ownership (TCOOTM) Supplier Awards. Celestica's awards program recognizes 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.

Best Workplace for Women

Best Workplace for Women

April 22, 2016 – Adecco, along with its specialty brands Adecco Professional and Roevin Engineering & Technology, is recognized on the Top 50 list for Large and Multinational organizations and ranked as 27th in Best Workplaces in Canada for Women.

Great Place to Work

Adecco Canada is recognized as Great Place to Work® once again

On April 22, 2016 Adecco found itself among the respected names on the Great Place to Work® list of 2016. Based on employee trust and overall corporate culture, the annual list from the Great Place to Work® Institute Canada profiles the country’s best organizations to work for. Adecco, along with its specialty brands Adecco Professional and Roevin Engineering & Technology, were first included on the list in 2014 and are once again recognized on the Top 50 list for Large and Multinational organizations.


Adecco S.A. has qualified for Silver Class distinction in the 2015 Sustainability Yearbook

On January 19, RobecoSAM published its Sustainability Yearbook 2015. As one of the top-scoring companies in our industry (Professional Services), Adecco SA has qualified for inclusion in the 2015 Sustainability Yearbook and has received the Silver Class distinction for its excellent sustainability performance.

Durham Business Times Readers' Choice Award

Winner, Durham Business Times Readers’ Choice Award, 2000–2013

Readers of the Durham Business Times newspaper voted for and named Adecco as the winner in the “Employment Agency of Choice” category for 12 years out of 13 years, up to 2013, when the newspaper ended its print production.

50 Most Engaged Workplaces

Achievers’ 50 Most Engaged WorkplacesTM Award, 2013

Won for the second year in a row, this prestigious award, adjudicated by industry academics and other thought leaders, solidifies Adecco's reputation as an employer dedicated to ensuring our people feel passionate about working here and are committed to achieving our common goal of better work, better life.

ACSESS Community Service Award

ACSESS Community Service Award, 2013

In November 2013, Adecco was recognized by the Association of Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing Services (ACSESS) with their Community Service Award for Adecco's ongoing community involvement, charitable activities, and educational efforts. This award is presented annually to an ACSESS member company that has demonstrated extraordinary commitment to, and genuine concern for, the community at large.

Top 100 Most Powerful Women

WXN's Top 100 Most Powerful Women, 2012

In 2012, Adecco Canada's President and Country Manager, Sandra Hokansson was named one of the country's most influential women. This annual award is given out by the Women's Executive Network and recognizes 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 organization's financial performance, and their commitment to the community.

50 Most Engaged Workplaces

Achievers’ 50 Most Engaged WorkplacesTM Award, 2012

This award recognizes employers' excellence in the areas of communication, leadership, culture, rewards and recognition, professional and personal growth, accountability and performance, vision and values, and social responsibility.

Innovative Employer Award

AARP International Innovative Employer Award, 2010 & 2011

Adecco was twice recognized for our innovative human resource and workforce practices addressing the needs of mature workers.

Excellent Supplier

PPG Industries Excellent Supplier Award, 2010

One of just eight suppliers won this award in 2010, which recognizes outstanding products, services, innovation, and overall commercial value.

Supplier Excellence

Alcon's Supplier Excellence Award, 2008

Adecco was one of only four suppliers – chosen from over 35,000 – to win this award. We were also the first staffing services provider to be ever win it.

Information Week 500

Information Week 500, 2008

Adecco placed 18th among the 500 companies recognized for their innovative technologies.

GE Healthcare Productivity Award

GE Healthcare Productivity Award, 2008

In 2007, Adecco was able to reduce costs for GE despite an inflationary labour environment. With this award, GE recognized Adecco’s commitment and efficiency.