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London 2012 appoints Adecco as Tier Two Supporter

London 2012 appoints Adecco as Tier Two Supporter

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has announced that Adecco has been appointed as the Official Recruitment Services Supplier and a Tier Two Supporter to London 2012. Adecco, a Fortune Global 500 company, will become responsible for LOCOGs permanent and temporary recruitment between now and 2012. Adecco will also support LOCOGs staff in preparing for the next stage of their careers following the conclusion of the Games.

With preparations for the Games moving apace, LOCOG is set to double in size in 2009 and will have a workforce in the thousands in 2012, at the time of the Games. Adecco has a strong track record of recruiting for high profile events and has been a domestic commercial partner for Sydney 2000, Torino 2006 and the Manchester Commonwealth Games of 2002. Adecco also works with the International Olympic Committee on the Athletes Career Programme, which supports Olympic and Paralympic athletes transition into work after competition.

London 2012 Chairman Sebastian Coe welcomed the announcement: Adecco is the global leader in Human Resources services and will play a vital role in our preparations put simply, the quality of the people we hire will have a direct impact on the success of the Games and having a world class team will help ensure we deliver a memorable Games. 2009 will see LOCOG go through a number of changes as we start to move from our planning phase to delivery phase we will double in size this year and Adecco working in partnership with our own HR team will ensure we hire the right people in the right roles.

Catherine King, Chief Executive Officer, Adecco Group UK and Ireland explained We are extremely honoured to have been selected for this unique opportunity to play our part as an Official Supporter of the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. Adecco has an enviable track record in successfully delivering recruitment services to world class sporting events and we believe that many analogies can be drawn between the workplace and sport. These shared qualities include the importance of leadership, dedication, teamwork, competition and a belief that people can truly make a difference all of which reflect Adeccos own group values. London 2012 will provide us with the unique opportunity to showcase what we do from start to finish and to demonstrate our expertise in attracting and selecting the substantial workforce who will be delivering these unique world events.

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