THE ADECCO GROUP’s ‘ceo for one month’ OFFERS young TALENT TOP WORK EXPERIENCE

Bangalore, India, February 8, 2017: The Adecco Group, the world’s leading provider of workforce solutions, has launched the fourth global edition of its ‘CEO for One Month’, part of the worldwide Adecco Group Way to WorkTM programme. Attracting more than 54,000 applications in 2016, this year’s programme offers 49 ambitious candidates from around the world the opportunity to shadow The Adecco Group leadership in their country of residence. One of the candidates will be further selected to work for one month alongside The Adecco Group CEO Alain Dehaze. The programme helps young talent increase their employability and career prospects through highly effective work-based training.

According to the UN’s International Labour Organization, the number of unemployed young people reached 71 million in 2016. Meanwhile, the 4th industrial revolution is creating jobs that require new skills and attitudes to work that few possess. Employers lament the failure of traditional education to provide the skills required for their needs, calling for more project and people skills. The Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2017, INSEAD’s and Adecco Group’s report on countries and cities talent competitiveness, shows that leading countries, like Switzerland, Singapore and the Nordics, are more successful at tackling youth unemployment.  This is, in part, thanks to education systems that encourage experiential and project-based learning, as well as providing work-based training opportunities like apprenticeships. 

“The Way to Work TM programme epitomises The Adecco Group’s purpose to provide young people with opportunities and make them thrive through the power of work. Our ‘CEO for One Month’ programme specifically targets ambitious young talent, providing them with a unique opportunity. They can boost their employability by learning on the job at the helm of a leading multinational company. The programme is also a great opportunity for us. Through reverse mentorship we get exposed to fresh approaches to business challenges, while also strengthening our talent pipeline with exceptionally skilled and diverse candidates from all over the world,” said Alain Dehaze, The Adecco Group CEO. 

The Adecco Group launched Way to WorkTM in 2013 to tackle youth unemployment and skills shortages, develop young people’s employability, and help them enter the world of work. Through Way to WorkTM, The Adecco Group provides young people with internships and apprenticeships (over 10,500 between 2015 and 2016), career guidance and training, and an opportunity to be the ‘CEO for One Month’. 

 “Adecco India is proud to be associated with Adecco’s ‘CEO for One Month’ initiative for the second successive year. We had an impressive response from applicants in India last year, and look forward to engaging further with India’s outstanding talent pool in 2017 as well. Simply put, ‘CEO for One Month’ is a unique program that provides anyone an opportunity to live the life of a CEO for one whole month. It is open to everyone above 18 years of age, and has no other qualifying criteria. The selected individual not only spends a month with the respective country CEO, but also gets a chance to replicate the experience for another month with Adecco’s global CEO. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience first-hand the internal working of a large multinational corporation and the thinking that goes behind making it successful. It also provides an unparalleled platform to learn directly under the mentorship of the CEO, thus paving the path to success for ambitious young people by providing them a perspective that can take years of experience to otherwise attain. I eagerly look forward to receiving entries from all over, and meeting some of the most enterprising and driven people in our country.” addedPriyanshu Singh, Country Manager & MD, Adecco Group India. 

“Everyonedreams of a jump start in their final year at college. My dream came true underthe *CEO for one Month program 2016. I am filled with gratitude as under thisprogram I was able to realize my true potential. I was given the opportunity tounderstand business from the stalwarts themselves, thus being able to find mycalling in Human Resources. I am extremely happy to now be a part of the AdeccoGroup. It has been life changing.” shared Bani Sodhi, *CEO for onemonth 2016, India 

To participate, candidates can apply via the Adecco GroupWay to Work website.  A first screening will be followed by aninterview process run by The Adecco Group experts in the participatingcountries. The position includes a rewarding salary to sustain the successfulcandidate’s education and development. The selected ‘CEOs for One Month’ willreceive further guidance and professional opportunities from The Adecco Groupfollowing their one-month placement.


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