Annual Report 2015

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. In 2015, reporting segments were as follows:

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

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 regulation. The heads of each region or country thus have operational responsibility for both General and Professional Staffing business lines. We are convinced that, for the staffing business, a global staffing organisation should promote local entrepreneurship, while encouraging and facilitating best practice sharing around the globe. Our Career Transition and Talent Development business Lee Hecht Harrison 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 Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Sales & Innovation Officer, Chief Human Resources Officer, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, and Regional Heads.