About Us

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The Adecco Group is the world’s leading talent advisory and solutions company.

We proudly make a difference in the working lives of 3.5 million people every year. Our culture is entrepreneurial and inclusive, and we are united by our passion for making a difference in the world of work. We work with over 100,000 organizations in 60 countries, enabling their success. Our passion, creativity and openness to new ideas, experiences and perspectives are our strengths, allowing us to build innovative solutions to complex problems.

From AI to the gig economy, the world of work is changing quickly. But for us, it’s not about following change, it’s about predicting it and being a positive influence in shaping the future of work.

We have 39,000 people working with us across more than 60 countries and territories. Together we help hundreds of thousands of organizations with their talent needs, and enable millions of people develop their skills and exceed their potential. Every day, our work helps empower people, boost economies and provide value to society. You can be a part of this amazing story too.

35,000 employees

60 countries and territories

+ 50 years of industry experience

3.5 million careers enabled annually

About Us

Our History

Half a century ago, the world of work looked very different to today. We have been at the forefront of innovation ever since.

When we started, jobs for life were not only the norm – they were expected. Today, almost everything has changed. There’s increased temporary staffing and talent mobility and a need for employers to deliver working patterns that meet people’s needs without impacting business performance.

We’ve been involved in every step, every transformation, and every new initiative. This is not just our story, but that of millions of people all over the world.

The beginning

Adia SA is founded by Henri Lavanchy in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Ecco is founded in Lyon, France by Philippe Foriel-Destezet.

Going global

Adia expands overseas and begins a phase of acquisitions. The company triples in size and starts operating in more than a dozen countries.

Ecco becomes France’s market leader as temporary staffing becomes one of the world’s fastest growing industries.
Adia’s sales top $1 billion as it becomes the European leader.

Becoming a world leader

After acquiring the MPS Group, the Adecco Group becomes the world leader in professional staffing.
The Adecco Group acquires Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions in Canada and combines it with its subsidiary Lee Hecht Harrison.
The Adecco Group acquires Vettery, an online talent matching platform that uses machine learning and real-time data to connect talented job-seekers with inspiring companies.
The Adecco acquires, General Assembly (GA), a global leader in online and offline training and up/reskilling in high-demand fields such as digital capabilities.

Joining together

Adia and Ecco merge to form Adecco and the company is placing around 250,000 people a day.

Continuing to expand

With its acquisition of Olsten Staffing of New York, Adecco becomes America’s largest recruitment company with revenues of €11.6 billion.
Adecco consolidates its business under three leading names and three global divisions

About Us

Adecco in Middle East

Adecco has been rapidly growing in the Middle East since 2008, developing a substantial footprint throughout the region. We work across 250 different clients, Adecco has more than 62 full time employees, working in 4 offices, servicing all countries across the GCC region. Our business has a positive impact on millions of people every day. We inspire individuals and organizations to work more effectively and efficiently, and create greater choice in the domain of work, for the benefit of all concerned. Our business has a positive impact on millions of people every day. We provide recruitment and career services across the employment lifecycle.

Adecco Middle East Head Office is based in Dubai with a branch at Abu Dhabi.

Why choose Adecco is your HR Solutions Partner?

HR Leadership: Adecco is a listed Multinational Recruitment agency in Middle East with credibility among major banks and organisations

Subject matter experts: We know- the know-how to run Short Term and Long Term projects for all positions.

Market Knowledge : The quality services we offer reflect our accurate awareness of the market and our in-depth understanding of the client’s needs, following 50 years of accumulated experience and knowledge, during which we have implemented modern techniques and methods of work.

Global Presence: With our breadth and depth of expertise gained on the global stage, we’re able to deliver the fully integrated HR solutions that will support your organisation’s development and growth strategy.

Compliance : The Adecco Group strictly follows Compliance & Ethical practises across the entire employee lifecycle in alignment with UAE Labour Law.

Global Mobility: Through our worldwide network of +5100 branches across 60 countries, we aim to mobilize workforce from different industrial verticals based on project assignment.