Adecco Canada's President & Country Manager Named One of Canada's Most Powerful Women

TORONTO, Dec. 4, 2012 /CNW/ - Adecco Employment Services Limited announced today that their President and Country Manager, Sandra Hokansson has been named one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women for 2012, adding further distinction to an impressive eight-years at the helm of the workforce solutions leader.

"This award is an opportunity to highlight not only Sandra's great success as a leader, but the whole culture of leadership at Adecco," said Bob Crouch, CEO, Adecco Group North America. "To be the world leader in workforce solutions, it takes world-class leadership. Sandra is a prime example of that leadership."

In 2010, to successfully navigate Adecco Canada through the economic downturn, Sandra developed a five year growth strategy which laid out strategic priorities for the organization. One year later, this plan allowed the company to realize revenue growth rates above the staffing industry average. Since then, Adecco Canada continues to record solid financial performance and has also demonstrated the ability to pioneer the development of innovative workforce solutions that respond to the evolving needs of their partnership accounts.

Strong meaningful leadership however is not built on numbers alone. In addition to the financial success that Sandra has been able to drive at Adecco Canada, her ability to build a strong employee base has also contributed to her selection for this award. Sandra's commitment to promoting talent from within has seen over 30 internal promotions within a 12 month period alone. By fostering a positive environment that encourages career progression, both retention rates and employee satisfaction have grown.

This award is handed out by the Women's Executive Network to the top 100 women achievers and leaders in Canada's private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Winners are selected based on their strategic vision and leadership, their organization's financial performance, and their commitment to their communities. Winners will be recognized at the 2012 Top 100 Awards Gala on December 5th at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.

About Adecco
Adecco Canada is one of the leading and most comprehensive staffing and workforce solutions companies in the country. Our solution offerings include: Permanent, Contract and Temporary Recruitment; Executive Search; Partnership Services; and HR Consulting within a variety of industries. Adecco also operates within Canada under the specialty brands Roevin Technical People Ltd. for engineering, technical and IT placements; and Holloway Schulz & Partners for Executive Search.
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SOURCE: Adecco Canada

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Jessica Berney
Marketing Manager, Adecco Canada
T. (416) 646-3322 Ext. 5449
jessica.berney@adecco.ca