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London 2012: Adecco’s Olympic legacy

Adecco London 2012  

As the official recruitment partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, our teams helped to make the dreams of 6,500 Gamesmakers come true, worked closely with employers across the country in supporting their need for staff during the Games, and created a lasting Olympic legacy by championing, promoting and upholding diversity.

We worked hard to develop unique tracking software that measured the six streams of diversity (age, ethnicity, faith, gender, disability and sexual orientation), and devised a number of programmes in support of this process ? including a guaranteed interview scheme for those with a disability, and a talent pool to ensure that non-successful candidates were mentored and tracked in case roles became available.

London 2012 provided our teams with the unique opportunity of helping people to realise their true potential, regardless of background. So as well as delivering dedicated support to Games-time recruitment, we also:

  • Increased the future employment prospects of those involved in the Games
  • Worked with LOCOG to help its employees secure roles after London 2012
  • Developed new tools and technologies to monitor diversity and support recruitment
  • Helped to set up the IOC Athlete Career Programme for retired athletes who wish to find work beyond the Olympics. The IOC programme has since been extended for a further eight years ? ensuring that athletes around the world will continue to receive a range of assistance in making a smooth transition into work after sports

During our partnership with LOCOG, we appointed ParalympicsGB as our official charity; encouraging branches, clients and associates to follow, support and cheer on their local Paralympic athletes.

We also created Jobs for the Games, the first official job board endorsed by LOCOG; and watched with pride as a number of our colleagues represented Adecco as official Olympic and Paralympic Torchbearers.

We remain proud of the influential role that we played in one of the most important events this country has ever seen, and will continue the legacy of London 2012 by supporting people across the UK as they endeavour to reach their full potential ? irrespective of age, gender, background, or disability.

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