Beginning in February, this year’s programme received more than 200,000 applications from all around the world. Following a rigorous country-level review, 47 talented young people were selected to shadow their Adecco Group country CEOs, gaining a unique insight in to the business and the challenges faced by top executives.
These 47 then underwent further challenges and assessments, from which 10 finalists have been chosen to take part in a ‘global bootcamp’, taking place in London from 18-20 September. The bootcamp comprises of individual and group challenges that test the leadership, creativity, lateral thinking and innovation of these young stars.
Of these top performers, only the most exceptional all-around candidate will be selected as the global CEO for One Month. He or she will have the chance to work alongside the Adecco Group CEO, Alain Dehaze, for an entire month, attending international business reviews with senior managers, contributing to strategy meetings and offering fresh ideas around the future of work. On the road, across countries and in the boardroom, this young leader will help to run the world’s leading workforce solutions partner.
The final awardee will be announced on 20 September.
Adecco Way to Work is an initiative of The Adecco Group that through different programmes offers advice, guidance and work experience for young job seekers to kick-start their careers. The ‘CEO for One Month’ programme began in Norway in 2011 and has since grown in to a flagship initiative for The Adecco Group. It helps young people increase their employability and career prospects through highly effective work-based learning.