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Do you enjoy searching for talents, working with people and being part of a team? If so, a career as a recruitment consultant for the global leader in HR services could be what you are looking for. Recruiters are responsible for building strong relationships with our clients to get an in-depth understanding of the client’s business and human resource needs. They proactively network to source candidates, interviewing them to understand their skills, motivation and personal objectives, to help them develop their careers and find the best possible match with the needs of the client.
If you are an effective communicator able to build strong relationships with those around you, driven to achieve results, you should consider a position within Adecco and be rewarded with a career path in your home country or elsewhere in the 60 countries where Adecco has offices.
Recruitment positions can be placing candidates in permanent positions or in temporary assignments and across industries at a variety of levels from general office & industrial staff to professional & executive positions.
“I’ve been in the recruitment industry for about 10 years and was attracted to Adecco 2 years ago as the world’s leading HR solutions company. The branch culture and team, with the interesting clients are what I enjoy most about my job.”
A Branch Manager is responsible for overseeing the operational performance and effectiveness of a branch. Within their branch managers will lead and manage the performance and development of between 3-15 staff as well as business development, sales and marketing campaigns, customer relationship management and all matters relating to the financial performance of the branch.
You are given the support and opportunities within the Adecco Group globally as you progress within your career. You will be responsible for and also manage the larger client accounts.
Branches can be industry specific professional positions such as Finance & Legal, Medical & Science Information Technology or Engineering & Technical and can specialise in permanent placement or temporary staffing.
"I have always worked for good managers who’ve supported me in my goals, that’s one of the reasons I have stayed with Adecco for more than 25 years. I have a great team in the branch who have been with me a long time. We share lots of laughter and work together to achieve our objectives; it’s very rewarding seeing my colleagues enjoying successes."
Area Managers can be responsible for overseeing and managing several branches across a region. They work closely with branch managers to coordinate recruitment solutions and share best practice to drive profitability at the branch level.
They may also work with clients to ensure that the client needs are being met across their region and work to achieve sales targets and develop business for longer term growth.
"I joined Adecco because I heard it was a great company with lots of opportunities to learn and grow and in the last 5 years I haven’t been disappointed. I began as a Consultant in a small branch, became Branch Manager and worked hard to be promoted to Regional Recruitment Manager before taking the position I’m in now."
Each country where the Adecco Group is present has a head office which supports the operations of all the branches in the network. Typically the functions include the following:
Globally the Adecco Group headquarters are based in Zurich, Switzerland where more than 150 colleagues from over 30 nationalities work to support the countries.
Philippe Michecoppin is a Director of Business Development, mainly responsible for the specialisations of the Business Line Adecco Industrial. Among his responsibilities, he is also animating a community of colleagues interested in sharing best practices and knowledge in the public sector. This community was launched 2 years ago following the opening of this sector in France and in Spain. Today, 65 colleagues worldwide are taking part in the regular events organised around the public sector, and are visiting the library of case studies and country experiences created in the Adecco Group Intranet.
Philippe has been working for the Adecco Group since 1995, when he started as a Sales Representative in Ecco Spain (Ecco merged with Adia in 1996 to form Adecco). In 1998 he became responsible for Adecco Specialised Brands in Italy and from 2001 to 2004 he was General Manager of Adecco Greece, building up the newly created business unit there. One of the highlights of his work there was a project for the 2004 Olympic Games. Since 2005 Philippe has been working at the Adecco Group Headquarters in Switzerland, first as Head of Specialities and since 2006 in his present role.
Philippe graduated from the Ecole supérieur du commerce Toulouse, France, in 1993. He is French, but also speaks English, Spanish, Italian and German.
"I started with Ecco in 1995 in Barcelona, Spain and have moved with Adecco to Milan, Italy then to Athens, Greece where the highlight was a project my team and I worked on for the 2004 Olympic Games.
I now have a role at the corporate headquarters in Zurich where I work with colleagues in many countries sharing ideas and knowledge on a variety of projects. Zurich is also the prefect city to combine work and quality of life.
Each move in my career with Adecco has given me a great experience; I have been given positions of responsibility despite my age and had motivating challenges and cultural experiences."
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