Annual Report 2012

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
  • Lee Hecht Harrison (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 country or region have operational responsibility for both the General and the 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. On the other hand, our Career Transition and Talent Development solutions 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 (BoD) determines the overall strategy of the Adecco Group and supervises Management. The CEO is responsible for the implementation of the strategic and financial plans as approved by the BoD and represents the overall interests of the Adecco Group. The Executive Committee consists of the Group’s CEO, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Sales Officer, Chief Human Resources Officer and eight Regional Heads representing all countries where Adecco operates.