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

A strong sense of purpose, team spirit and trust propel the Adecco Group onto the 2016 World’s Best Multinational Workplaces ranking

A strong sense of purpose, team spirit and trust propel the Adecco Group onto the 2016 World’s Best Multinational Workplaces ranking

Zurich, Switzerland, 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.

The Adecco Group features in 7th place in the 2016 list compiled by Great Place to Work®, an independent US research, consulting and training organisation. Great Place to Work® selected the world’s best from more than 6,000 multinationals that have participated in Best Workplaces competitions throughout the world. To make it onto the shortlist, companies must appear in at least 5 national Best Workplaces lists, have over 5,000 employees and more than 40% of their workforce based outside their home country.

The Adecco Group qualified as a result of its success in appearing in Great Place to Work® Best Company lists in Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

Inspiring talented people to stay and grow with the Company is one of the Adecco Group's strategic priorities. The relentless focus on delivering superior experience to the Adecco Group’s clients and candidates is a result of the hard work of leaders around the world to create an engaging 'Great Place to Work' for all employees.  Attracting and retaining talented people is only possible within a culture of engagement, which in turn drives greater customer satisfaction and higher productivity.

Shanthi Flynn, Adecco Group Chief Human Resources Officer, said: “We are really happy to be included in the World's Best Multinational Workplaces listing. It recognizes that the Adecco Group culture, which emphasises trust, informality and team collaboration, is appreciated by our people. They know we value their contribution. We will keep growing our individuals and teams so they can continue to be proud of improving the lives of others through work.”

More information on the award is available on the ranking on the Great Place to Work website and on
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About the Adecco Group

The Adecco Group, based in Zurich, Switzerland, is the world’s leading provider of HR solutions. With more than 33,000 FTE employees and around 5,100 branches in over 60 countries and territories around the world, Adecco Group offers a wide variety of services, connecting around 700,000 associates with our clients every day. The services offered fall into the broad categories of temporary staffing, permanent placement, career transition and talent development, as well as outsourcing and consulting. The Adecco Group is a Fortune Global 500 company. Adecco Group AG is registered in Switzerland (ISIN: CH0012138605) and listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ADEN).

About the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces list

Since 2011, Great Place to Work® has identified the top organizations that create great workplaces in multiple countries in which they operate through the publication of the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces list. To be considered eligible for the multinational list, companies must meet our definition of a Multinational Company and appear on a minimum of 5 national best workplaces lists that rank organizations based on the results of their Trust Index© employee survey and Culture Audit© assessment (to qualify in the United States, we look at winners of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list). The results of those national lists, in addition to extra points awarded for the number of countries an organization surveyed employees in, and the percentage of the company’s global workforce represented by those surveys, are combined to create a top 25 ranking. Candidates for the list must have a minimum of 5,000 employees worldwide, and 40% of their workforce (or 5,000 employees) must be based outside of the country in which they are headquartered. Candidates for the 2016 World’s Best Multinational Workplaces list will have appeared on national workplaces lists published in the following lists: Best Workplaces in Asia 2016, Best Workplaces in Latin America 2016, Best Workplaces in Europe 2016, Best Workplaces in Canada 2016, Best Workplaces in Nigeria 2016, Best Workplaces in Brazil 2016 and Fortune Best Companies to Work For in US 2016.

About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" and a series of Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces lists, including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industries.

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