Annual Report 2014

How we are organised

The set-up of our organisation is a key success factor for our business. We are organised in a geographical structure plus the global business Lee Hecht Harrison (LHH):

  • France
  • North America
  • UK & Ireland
  • Germany & Austria
  • Japan
  • Italy
  • Benelux
  • Nordics
  • Iberia
  • Australia & New Zealand
  • Switzerland
  • Emerging Markets
  • LHH

Our staffing business is a local business since HR markets are local markets. Every country has its own characteristics in terms of client needs, client structure, demographics, culture, and regulations. The heads of each region or country have operational responsibility for both General and Professional Staffing business lines. We are convinced that, for the staffing business, decentralisation is the right way to manage a global staffing organisation and to promote local entrepreneurship. Our Career Transition and Talent Development business LHH globally benefits clients with its unparalleled service offering. Clients increasingly require these services in multiple countries and our organisation structure perfectly fits this need.

The Board of Directors determines the overall strategy of the Adecco Group and supervises Management. The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for the implementation of the strategic and financial plans as approved by the Board of Directors and represents the overall interests of the Adecco Group. The Executive Committee consists of the Group CEO, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Sales Officer, Chief Human Resources Officer, and Regional Heads.