Adecco Group North America Announces Annual 'CEO for One Month' Internship Experience

Competition for "the Internship of a Lifetime" - $10,000 Paid Opportunity to Work Alongside Chief Executive Officer Bob Crouch - Kicks Off

Mar 01, 2016, 10:15 ET from Adecco Group North America

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Adecco Group North America, part of the world's leading provider of human resource solutions, today opened the application process for its annual "CEO for One Month" program. One talented, driven person will soon be awarded the internship of a lifetime and the opportunity to experience running a Fortune 500 company. Last year, the competitive program received over 2,400 applications, which was then narrowed down to six finalists, and ultimately one winner. 

An intern selected from the pool of North American applicants will shadow CEO Bob Crouch and other Adecco Group North America leaders this June during a four-week internship that includes an impressive $10,000 salary. The program offers a unique opportunity for candidates to gain real life business experience and position themselves for success in their future careers.

"The value of internships to professional development cannot be overstated," said Bob Crouch, CEO of Adecco Group North America. "We're proud to launch the CEO for One Month application process for the third year and we're looking forward to receiving submissions from bright and talented students. I look forward to mentoring the winner of this program through a wide range of exciting opportunities including business assignments, nationwide travel and a first-hand look at how a Fortune 500 company with over 5,700 full-time employees and 117,000 temporary associates operates."

The CEO for One Month initiative is part of Adecco Group's global Way to Work program, which highlights issues and challenges facing the 73 million young people worldwide that are out of work while developing ways that this generation can be prepared for the workforce of the future.

"We designed the CEO for One Month program with one core belief in mind: talent development is crucial to prepare the next generation of business leaders for their careers," said Rich Thompson, Chief Human Resources Officer of Adecco Group North America. "Our approach is to pair the development of business skills with the exploration of various industries to ensure students graduate with the knowledge and resources employers in today's workforce demand."  

Before one applicant will be awarded this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, six finalists will be selected to compete for the internship during a Boot Camp in Jacksonville, Florida from May 23-25. The days' activities will include competitive team-building exercises, education sessions and out-of-the-box assessments with a focus on Adecco Group's core values and leadership principles. The winner will begin his/her internship the following week.  

Throughout the summer, similar programs will take place in 50 countries around the globe with the most successful interns being eligible to compete for a month long mentorship with Adecco Group's Global CEO, Alain Dehaze.

To apply for the internship and find additional information on the program and other resources, please visit the Way to Work website. Applications will be accepted through April 15.

About Adecco Group North America

Every day we provide our clients with the talent they need, and help solve the business challenges they face today – and will encounter tomorrow. Our clients rely on us for a wide range of workforce solutions including:

  • Contingent staffing and direct hire recruitment for large enterprise organizations across all skill sets
  • Workforce solutions and consulting including Managed Services Programs (MSP) & Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO)
  • Career transition and leadership consulting
  • Specialty staffing, project solutions and consulting services

About the Adecco Group

The Adecco Group, based in Zurich, Switzerland, is the world's leading provider of HR solutions. With approximately 32,000 FTE employees and around 5,100 branches in over 60 countries and territories around the world, Adecco Group offers a wide variety of services, connecting more than 650,000 associates with our clients every day. The services offered fall into the broad categories of temporary staffing, permanent placement, career transition and talent development, as well as outsourcing and consulting. The Adecco Group is a Fortune Global 500 company.

Adecco S.A. is registered in Switzerland (ISIN: CH0012138605) and listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ADEN).


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