Webinar: State of the American Workforce

Join us on Wednesday, September 26, 2:00 pm EST for our latest webinar: State of the American Workforce.  As the economy changes so does how we do business. We’ll be looking at trends, challenges and how to achieve success.

Topics we will cover include:
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Labor Day Giveaway 2012

Who doesn’t like to win free stuff? I know I do.

In honor of Labor Day, we’ll be giving away awesome daily prizes like Coach smartphone cases, rolling laptop bags and coffee gift cards from now until next Friday. You’ll also have the chance to take home the grand prize: a deluxe BBQ grill that will make a sizzling end to your summer.

All you have to do to enter is “Like” Adecco USA’s page on Facebook and tell us how you’ll be spending America’s favorite three-day weekend.

Enter now: http://bit.ly/PY69bj


Upcoming Webinar: Strategies for Maximizing a Remote Workforce

Sign up for our latest webinar this Wednesday, July 25 at 2 pm!

Hosted by Kristina Jokinen, Direct Placement Director of Adecco Staffing, we’ll be discussing the benefits of a virtual workforce and provide practical advice for implementing and managing remote teams.

Topics we’ll cover include:

  • The reasons why virtual workforces are becoming more common
  • Common challenges faced by companies deploying a remote workforce
  • Strategies for ensuring the success of employees who work outside of the office
  • Tools and technologies that can assist your company and your virtual workforce

Get the scoop on this growing employment trend and register now!

 

 


Happy 4th of July

 

Happy Independence Day from Adecco!

We hope you’re enjoying the 4th and all the fun that comes along with it.

Tell us how you’re spending the day off in the comments–we look forward to hearing your stories!


Postcards to Patriots

I. Love. Sparklers.

Growing up, the boys in our neighborhood scampered for the louder, prouder Independence Day fireworks…the Black Cats and Roman Candles that would send squirrels running.  Sparklers, to them, were just too safe and low key.

But sparklers, for my sister and me, were where the real Independence Day joy would be found.  We’re talking about twenty to thirty-six inches of pyrotechnic glory, burning up to four magical minutes at literally three thousand degrees in the palm of your little barbecue-coated hand!

Too safe?  They’re banned in four states, boys.

The thrill of my annual Independence Day sparkler ritual never fades.  For our deployed service members, however, little holiday rituals are among the first good things to stop.  That’s why I was excited when my colleague Janet Christensen jump-started a movement to send Valentine cards to the troops deployed from nearby Ellsworth Air Force Base.  By the end, her community – schools, churches, businesses, everybody – put over a thousand little notes in the hands of local Airmen deployed overseas. 
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Win4Youth: Ragnar Relay Success from Madison to Chicago

The Adecco team at the finish line in Chicago!

Team Adecco (also known as “Random Acts of Foolishness”) successfully completed the Ragnar Relay Race for Adecco Win4Youth. The team of 12 completed the grueling 200 mile journey from Madison to Chicago in just over 30 hours, placing eighth in the Corporate Mixed Division.

The team persevered through a 100 degree heat index, aches and pains and exhaustion. They slept outside, in vans, on gymnasium floors, subsisting on Power Bars and Gatorade. Nothing could beat the sense of accomplishment at the finish line. Adecco will make a contribution to charity on behalf of the team, supporting education efforts in China, Morocco, Belgium and New Zealand.

The team is actively planning their next Ragnar, from Chatanooga to Nashville this November!

On a larger scale, Win4Youth will also sponsor local Tri As One events on June 21 in Austin, Detroit, Boston, Washington D.C. and Tampa. The city that accumulates the most miles during the June 21 event will select a youth charity to receive the North American donation.  The global Win4Youth team will come together in October 2012, when 65 Adecco associates will compete in an Olympic triathlon in Barcelona, Spain.

Please feel free to contact your local Adecco office if you are a candidate or client who would like to get involved in the Win4Youth effort!