The Adecco Group, the world's leading provider of workforce solutions, has launched the fourth global edition of its ‘CEO for One Month', part of the worldwide Adecco Group Way to WorkTM program. Attracting more than 54,000 applications in 2016, this year's program offers 49 ambitious candidates from around the world the opportunity to shadow The Adecco Group leadership in their country of residence. One of the candidates will be further selected to work for one month alongside The Adecco Group CEO Alain Dehaze. The program helps young talent increase their employability and career prospects through highly effective work-based training.
According to the UN's International Labour Organization, the number of unemployed young people reached 71 million in 2016. Meanwhile, the 4th industrial revolution is creating jobs that require new skills and attitudes to work that few possess. Employers lament the failure of traditional education to provide the skills required for their needs, calling for more project and people skills. The Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2017, INSEAD's and Adecco Group's report on countries and cities talent competitiveness, shows that leading countries, like Switzerland, Singapore and the Nordics, are more successful at tackling youth unemployment. This is, in part, thanks to education systems that encourage experiential and project-based learning, as well as providing work-based training opportunities like apprenticeships.
“The Way to Work™ program epitomises The Adecco Group's purpose to provide young people with opportunities and make them thrive through the power of work. Our ‘CEO for One Month' program specifically targets ambitious young talent, providing them with a unique opportunity. They can boost their employability by learning on the job at the helm of a leading multinational company.
The Adecco Group launched Way to Work™ in 2013 to tackle youth unemployment and skills shortages, develop young people's employability, and help them enter the world of work. Through Way to WorkTM, The Adecco Group provides young people with internships and apprenticeships (over 10,500 between 2015 and 2016), career guidance and training, and an opportunity to be the ‘CEO for One Month'.
The program will be a 6 week selection process with video CVs, group challenges, assessment tests, role plays and interview training contests. The selected CEOfor1Month will shadow our ME Managing director for a month and then enter into the global selection process, where if selected will travel to multiple countries (Japan, Netherlands, France and Switzerland last year) for multiple training boot camps.
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Please visit the WAY TO WORK the international website for more information.