Chosen from almost 120,000 applicants from across the world, they will live a unique leadership experience, boosting their employability and career prospects

Christina Afroditi Stefanou is the CEO for One Month of Adecco Greece

The Adecco Group, the world’s leading workforce solutions provider, has selected 48 young men and women from the almost 120,000 applicants for this year’s ‘CEO for One Month’ programme. The successful candidates will work alongside The Adecco Group country managers in their home countries, learning on the job and gaining a privileged overview of management in a complex, global organization.Ambition, initiative, curios minds and passion are among the common strengths displayed by this year’s crop of successful candidates.The lack of work experience is a major barrier to entering the labour market. To answer to this need, The Adecco Group CEO for One Month programme gives talented young people unparalleled exposure to top management experience. Shadowing The Adecco Group executives in their home countries, the apprentice CEOs join internal operations reviews and meetings with clients, national and international institutions. They learn about the workforce solutions industry and deal with themes ranging from human capital management to talent and leadership development, as well as corporate strategic and financial planning and the definition of concerted actions to tackle today’s labour market challenges. Participants then have a further opportunity to be selected as ‘Global CEO for One Month’, offering a once in a lifetime opportunity to work alongside Alain Dehaze, The Adecco Group’s global CEO.Since the scheme’s introduction four years ago, more than 140 successful candidates have joined The Adecco Group CEO for One Month network. Initiated with the goal of helping young people to enhance their employability, the programme has become an outstanding talent scouting process for The Adecco Group, with many successful candidates subsequently joining the company.CEO for One Month is part of Way to Work TM, The Adecco Group’s programme launched in 2013 to give young people opportunities and allow them thrive through the power of work. Way to WorkTM also offers young people internships and apprenticeships (over 10,500 between 2015 and 2016 ), career guidance and training. Always striving to tackle youth unemployment and talent mismatches, The Adecco Group also works with private and public partners in programmes like the Nestlé Alliance for Youth and the Global Apprenticeship Network.

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