About Adecco Way to Work™

We want to help you find your way to work – to give you tips for your job hunt and get you some work experience that will kick start you career. Why? Firstly, because we want to make sure that you hold onto your hopes and dreams for the future. Then, quite simply, because we know all about the world of work and we want to share this know-how with you.

So, let us show you the way to work! Join us at one or all of the events we are organising just for you. We’re happy to have you on board!


Fancy your chances at the helm of a multinational like Adecco? Well, we are offering that once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! You could become CEO for One Month under the direct supervision and mentorship of our very own Alain Dehaze, CEO of the Adecco Group. Simply apply to be *CEO for One Month at Adecco in your country before April 15th, 2016 and if you’ve got what it takes, you could earn yourself the big job!

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On March 17, Adecco Group colleagues all around the world will be taking to the streets armed with tips and tips to help with your job hunt, to prepare your CV, shine at interview and much more.

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Don’t let a lack of experience count against you. We are offering internships in some of the world’s leading companies. Apply now to get some valuable work experience under your belt and on your CV.

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Follow our tips and tricks to help you stand out from the crowd. All the job search advice you need in our one-stop-shop – where to look for jobs, how to write your CV, take care of your digital reputation and prepare to shine at interview. You can find all this in English or your own language.

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What is *CEO for One Month?

As part of the Adecco Way to Work™ programme, Adecco Group is offering you the unique opportunity to become the *CEO of Adecco Group for one month, under the direct supervision of the CEO of the Adecco Group, Alain Dehaze.

The selected *CEO for One Month will get a taste of how to run a multinational company with 32,000 employees and 19.5 billion euros in revenue. The highly qualifying experience could be a huge boost to any career!

*CEO for One Month will launch in over 50 countries, where the first step will be for candidates to apply to become Adecco Country *CEO for One Month in their country of residence, before making it to a shortlist of 10 top performers. Of the final 10 candidates, 1 will be chosen to become *CEO for One Month

How do I apply to become *CEO for One Month?

It’s very simple. You can apply to become *CEO for One Month by completing the application form.

You’ll be asked to provide your personal data and complete a test. If you like, you can also provide information about any education and work experience you may have. Hurry! You have until April 15, 2016 to submit your application.

How would I get selected to become *CEO for One Month

The test will generate a result. However the decision on who will be selected to become Adecco *CEO for One Month in your country of residence will not solely be based on this result. Our Adecco Core Values will be at the heart of the selection process: Team Spirit, Customer Focus, Responsibility, Entrepreneurship and most importantly PASSION!

A selection process will take place within each country according to local market conditions. This may include but not be limited to: interviews and further tests. This is a recruitment process after all! From this selection process, an Adecco *CEO for One Month for each of the participating countries will be announced. The announcement will take place by June 13 2016.

During the months of June and July, the lucky 50+ Adecco Country *CEOs for One Month will be working alongside the Adecco CEO within the country where they applied. During this month, the *CEOs will continue to be assessed in preparation for the next stage! Oh, we should also mention that you’ll not only be gaining valuable experience but you’ll receive a salary during this month!

The top 10 performers out of the Adecco Country *CEOs for One Month will be invited to join an exciting boot camp in a major city. This will be all expenses paid (unless of course you decide to go shopping – this will be on you!). During the boot camp which starts at the beginning of September, the 10 candidates will be assessed through various individual and team challenges. Of these 10 candidates, one will be selected to become Adecco Group *CEO for One Month. This announcement will take place at the beginning of September, 2016.

The successful candidate will spend one month working under the direct supervision of the Adecco Group CEO. Be prepared to travel and find out about the inner workings of a Fortune 500 company! We want you to be the best you can be, so we’ll be paying a salary of 15,000 euros during this month of work for you to further your education and better your career prospects.

This is an opportunity of a lifetime

Here are just a handful of the experiences our CEO for One Month 2014, Paola Ospina and our CEO for One Month 2015 Ayumi Kunori benefited from during their month as CEO of the Adecco Group:

  • Greeted Win4Youth participants at the top of Mont Ventoux, France.
  • Investor meetings in Rome, Italy.
  • Presented to 3000 youngsters in Brussels, Belgium.
  • International Account meetings in Madrid, Spain.
  • Tossed the coin at the Davis Cup in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Operation reviews in Luxembourg, Thailand, United States, Japan to name but a few.
  • Teamed up with Adecco France’s CEO for One Month in Paris.
  • Presented at the Adecco Leadership Conference in Prague, Czech Republic.

Participating countries

Argentina Adecco Recursos Humanos Argentina S.A.
Australia Adecco Australia Pty Ltd
Belgium Adecco Personnel Services NV
Brazil Adecco Recursos Humanos S.A
Bulgaria Adecco Bulgaria EOOD
Canada (except the Province of Quebec) Adecco Employment Services Limited
Chile Adecco Recursos Humanos SA
China FESCO Adecco Human Resources Service Shanghai Co., Ltd.
Colombia Adecco servicios S.A.
Croatia Adecco Hrvatska d.o.o.
Czech Republic Adecco SPOL. S R.O.
Denmark Adecco A/S
Finland Adecco Finland Oy
France Adecco Groupe France SASU
Germany Adecco Personaldienstleistungen GmbH
Germany DIS AG
Greece Adecco HR SATW
Hong Kong Adecco Personnel Limited
Hungary Adecco Személyzeti Közvetítő Kft.
India Adecco India Private Limited
Italy Adecco Italia S.p.A.
Japan Adecco Ltd
Luxemburg Adecco Luxembourg SA
Malaysia Adecco Personnel Sdn. Bhd.
Mexico Ecco Servicios de Personal SA de CV
New Zealand Adecco Personnel Ltd
Norway Adecco Norge AS
Perú Adecco Peru SA
Poland Adecco Poland Sp. z o.o.
Romania Adecco Resurse Umane SRL
Russia Adecco OOO
Serbia Adecco Outsourcing d.o.o.
Singapore Adecco Personnel Pte Ltd
Slovakia Adecco Slovakia, s.r.o.
Slovenia Adecco H.R. d.o.o
South Korea Adecco Korea Co. Ltd.
Spain Adecco Iberia, S.A.
Sweden Adecco Sweden AB
Switzerland Adecco Ressources Humaines S.A.
Taiwan Adecco Personnel Company Ltd.
Thailand Adecco Consulting Limited
Netherlands Adecco Nederland Holding BV
UAE Adecco Holding Emirates BV
Turkey Adecco Hizmet ve Danismanlik AS
UK Adecco UK Limited
USA Adecco USA, Inc.
Mauritius Proactive HR Services Ltd.

Summary of Key Dates

March 1, 2016 Applications Open!
April 15, 2016 Applications are Closed
April 15 > Mid-June, 2016 Adecco Country CEO Selection Process
June 13, 2016 Adecco Country CEOs announced!
June & July, 2016 Adecco Country *CEOs take up their roles
August 19th, 2016 Announcement of 10 Boot camp candidates
September 6st, 2016 > September 9th, 2016 10 candidates attend Boot camp in Europe!
September 9th, 2016 Announcement of Adecco Group *CEO for One Month!
September, 2016 Adecco Group *CEO for One Month has the time of their life!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

Fill the form in

When I apply, do I automatically get placed into the running to become Adecco Group *CEO for One Month?

Yes. Once you have applied via the web, the first stage will be to select the Adecco Country *CEOs for One Month, following this selection, the Adecco Group CEO will be selected.

If I am lucky enough to be selected to join the boot camp, will I have to pay anything??

We will cover your travel, accommodation and food during this time. If you decide to go on a shopping trip, then you will have to pay for this yourself!

Can I apply outside of my country of residence?

Firstly, you must ensure you are in possession of the necessary work permit to work in the country in which you wish to apply. If you apply outside your country of residence, then you will be responsible for making your own travel arrangements. You will also be responsible for any costs you might incur in travelling to and staying in the country in which you have applied.

Will I receive a salary as Adecco Country *CEO for One Month?

Yes. The amount will depend on the country in which you will be working.

Will I receive a salary as the Adecco Group *CEO for One Month?

Yes. You will receive a salary of 15,000 euros for the month of work.

*The CEO for One Month will be working under the direct supervision of Adecco’s CEO.