Annual Report 2012

Our business lines and brands

General Staffing
In 2012, General Staffing made up 75% of the Adecco Group‘s revenues. We offer tailored solutions to retail and large clients with the aim of building longer-lasting relationships with both associates and clients. Given the relatively lower-margin nature of the business, an efficient delivery model for us is key to optimising our own costs and being competitive. General Staffing includes the two business lines Office and Industrial, as described below.

Office  Office represented 27% of revenues of the Adecco Group in 2012. We are specialised in the temporary and permanent placement of administrative and clerical staff. In order to provide the right combination of personnel and technical skills, we mainly focus on the business areas Administrative/Clerical, Assistance, Customer Service, Human Resources, Import/Export, Project Management, Purchasing, Secretarial/Personal Assistant and Sales, Marketing & Events. Main brands in this segment include Adecco Office and Office Angels.

Industrial  The Industry segment accounted for 48% of Adecco’s revenues in 2012. We serve our clients in the temporary and permanent placement of staff mainly in sectors such as Automotive, Manufacturing and Heavy Industry, Construction, Hospitality, Transportation and Logistics. Main brands include Adecco, Adecco Industrial and Tuja.

Professional Staffing
Professional Staffing accounted for 23% of Adecco’s total revenues in 2012. With the ‘experts talk to experts’ approach we have a high-end specialist point of contact for our clients and associates alike. We establish relationships with line managers at enterprises to better understand the skills sets of candidates needed. This ensures successful matching of candidates’ profiles with clients’ needs for positions requiring higher qualifications. In turn, expert points of contact enable us to offer high-level assignments for candidates and to attract talented, qualified and sought-after individuals. Professional Staffing includes the business lines Information Technology, Engineering & Technical, Finance & Legal and Medical & Science as described below.

Information Technology  The Information Technology segment represented 11% of the Group’s revenues in 2012. At Adecco, our Information Technology experts partner with clients to integrate, structure and streamline their IT services and activities. Among others, we provide temporary assignments and permanent positions for IT Developers, Programmers, Consultants, Project Managers, Systems Engineers or Analysts and IT Support for any industry. Main brands include Modis and Computer People.

Engineering & Technical  In 2012, we generated 6% of the Group’s revenues in Engineering & Technical. In this field our associates take on assignments and projects on a temporary or permanent basis for key industries such as Electronics, Automotive and Transportation, Energy, Oil & Gas, Utilities, Medical Products, Aerospace, Chemicals and Raw Materials. Main brands include Adecco Engineering & Technical, Entegee and euro engineering.

Finance & Legal  4% of revenues of the Adecco Group in 2012 stemmed from the Finance & Legal business line. In a rapidly changing world, new standards, systems and regulatory requirements are emerging all the time. Finance & Legal specialises in the temporary and permanent placement of talented accounting, finance and legal professionals who work in sectors including Accounting, Finance, Banking, Legal, Construction, Property, HR, Architecture, Management and Marketing & Communications. Main brands include Badenoch & Clark and Accounting Principals.

Medical & Science  The Medical & Science segment represented 2% of Adecco’s revenues in 2012. We recruit and place doctors, nurses, therapists, pharmacists and other allied healthcare professionals on a permanent or temporary basis in the field of Clinical Research, Regulatory Affairs, Pharmacy, Medical Writing, Laboratory Research Science and Sales & Products Support. Our main brands include Soliant and Adecco Medical.

Solutions accounted for 2% of revenues of the Adecco Group in 2012 including revenues generated with Business Process Outsourcing, Career Transition and Talent Development solutions as described below.

Business Process Outsourcing solutions
Managed Service Programmes (MSP)  Clients increasingly ask Adecco to manage all or parts of their contingent workforce. There are clear advantages in outsourcing the management of contingent labour to us: one single point of contact, speed, enhanced recruitment process and transparency. We can manage the contingent workforce solutions, programme management, reporting and tracking, supplier selection and management, order distribution and even consolidated billing. Our global brand name is Pontoon, which we launched in mid-2012.

Our Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) solution is suited to companies that want to outsource their recruitment process for permanent employees. The entire process includes the search for candidates, CV screening, interviews, candidate assessment, recruitment administration, on-boarding and offer management. We can take care of the whole or part of the process or act as a partner for all the permanent recruitment needs. We reduce costs and complexity for our clients and ensure that they get the right people, with the right skills at the right time. These solutions are also offered under the Pontoon brand.

Clients can also keep the management of their contingent workforce in-house by using our market-leading Vendor Management System (VMS) branded Beeline. This web-based tool is used to manage vendors and to track every step in the sequence. Our powerful, fully automated solution provides robust workforce analytics capabilities, as well as score carding to help improve the quality of candidates and overall vendor performance. The Beeline software interfaces seamlessly with common office and enterprise ERP solutions and is known throughout the industry for its leading functionality and ease of use.

Career Transition and Talent Development services  In our Lee Hecht Harrison (LHH) branded business, we focus on delivering Career Transition (outplacement), leadership development, career development and change management solutions for organisations committed to developing the best talent and becoming employers of choice. We are the world’s leading Career Transition and Talent Development services provider.