Brilliant chance to be a CEO for one month
FIFTY entrepreneurial and ambitious young professionals from around the world will be given the chance to become “CEO for One Month” alongside the top management of HR provider Adecco Group.
In Australia, the winner will hold the role of Australia Adecco CEO for One Month alongside Ger Doyle during June and the global winner will become Group CEO for One Month working with Alain Dehaze.
Adecco started the program to address youth unemployment, which in Australia sits at about 12.1 per cent – more than double the general jobless rate. They say about 40 per cent of employers cite a lack of experience as the main barrier for entry-level vacancies.
Last year’s Australian CEO for One Month, James Kaluschke, now works as a client service associate with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management in Brisbane.
“(The) program provided me with an invaluable insight to upper management,” he says.
“During the experience I made important business contacts which have ultimately led me to my current position at Morgan Stanley.”
Dehaze says the future depends on the skills, confidence and experience of today’s youngsters. “It’s a shared responsibility to help them build their careers through training, guidance and opportunities,” he says.
“This is what CEO for One Month is about. Youngsters will challenge themselves, gain hands-on experience alongside Adecco’s top management, and get a taste of how to run a global company.”
Online applications for 2016 CEO for One Month are open until April 15 at adeccowaytowork.com