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Adecco Group partners with top businesses to launch Alliance for YOUth digital platform

The All4YOUth Facebook platform is the latest initiative from Nestl&eacute’s “Alliance for YOUth”. The coalition unites 200 leading companies in Europe who recognise that youth unemployment is a major social and economic issue and are committed to helping solve it. This business-driven movement aims at promoting a better transition from education and training to employment for young people across Europe.

As the programme gathers momentum, Adecco Group UK & Ireland’s CEO Peter Searle is today joining a panel of other leading industry partners to launch the Alliance for YOUth’s new digital presence: the All4YOUth Facebook platform.

Designed by young people for young people, the platform will host a live job stream, notifying users of new jobs and training opportunities and help young people be better prepared to enter the labour market.

During the event, Peter Searle will draw on Adecco Group UK & Ireland’s own research to discuss what young people can bring to successful businesses and why it is important to use digital platforms to recruit a new generation. This includes the recently published Gender Agenda: STEMing the gap [i] report, Global Talent Competitiveness Index[ii]and Unlocking Britain’s Potential[iii] programme. 

Recent research from Adecco Group UK & Ireland found that 90% of school children do not realise the value of apprenticeships and a quarter (25%) use the internet as their primary source for careers information.

Specifically, Peter Searle will share the findings of these programmes as well as the successes of Adecco Way to Work&trade and Adecco’s apprenticeship scheme to respond to questions from a strong audience of young people, before taking part in a round of career speed-coaching.

The event will see the participation of Peter Searle (Adecco Group), Luis Cantarell (Nestl&eacute), Nicola Mendelsohn (Facebook), Christophe Cambournac (Nielsen), Guy Wieynk (Publicis), Ali Jafari (Twitter), Paul Evans (AXA) and Detlef Eckert (EC).

Peter Searle, CEO of Adecco Group UK & Ireland said:

“I am always struck by the tenacity and commitment of young people to succeed, but Adecco Group’s research has shown that ambition alone cannot lead to success in the modern labour market”.

“Private employers and governments have an obligation to work together to ensure that people of all ages have fair and open access to the opportunities available to them. As shown by Adecco’s Global Talent Competitiveness Index, now more than ever we must ensure our education and training programmes are defined by variety and quality , with further emphasis on vocational training and the development of employability skills,”

“The digital revolution offers us an unprecedented channel of communication with our young people. We must embrace it. I am proud that Adecco Group is a partner to Nestl&eacute’s Alliance for YOUth programme and I look forward to speaking with, and listening to, young people today as we launch the All4YOUth Facebook platform”.

ENDS

[i] http://www.adeccogroupuk.co.uk/unlocking-britains-potential/the-gender-agenda.aspx

[ii]http://www.adecco.com/en-US/Industry-Insights/Documents/gtci-report-2014.pdf

[iii] http://www.adeccogroupuk.co.uk/en-GB/unlocking-britains-potential/Pages/download-the-report.aspx

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