Adecco Assessment Tests & Interviews Preparation – 2021

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What Is Adecco?

Based out of Zurich, Switzerland and the world’s largest temporary staffing and human resources company, the Adecco group has more than 34,000 employees worldwide. With key markets in France, Ireland, Germany, the United Kingdom, North America, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Australia, Italy, Benelux, Nordics, Austria, and New Zealand, they operate over 5,200 branches in over 60 countries. They have recently expanded their market to include China. They have been rated the 5th best company in the world to work for. Adecco Group has over 100,000 clients and places over 1 million people a day.  Internally Adecco Group offers positions in Sales, Operations, and Client Services. They offer competitive benefits, such as:

  • Health benefits
  • Retirement savings
  • Education and skill development opportunities

 

What Is Adecco’s Hiring Process?

Application Process

To apply for an internal position with the Adecco Group, go to the bottom of the Careers page, and select Internal Careers from the menu. This will redirect you to a separate page with the internal job listings. To apply, you will need to enter your email address and create a profile after selecting your job of choice. You will then be able to upload your resume and answer the questions on the application.

Phone Interview

If your application seems promising, you will be contacted for a phone interview. During this interview, you will be asked about your job experience and education. There may be some questions about your career goals. The phone interview is a good chance for you to ask questions about the position you have applied for. This will help you decide if this job really is a good fit for you. Asking questions will also help you stand out in the recruiter’s mind as having a real interest in the position.

Adecco’s Online Assessment Tests

If all goes well during the phone interview, you will be sent a link to take online assessment tests. These tests will help them gauge your working style, test your competency at necessary tasks, and help give an idea about how well you will work on a team. The tests you can expect to take are:

  • Excel Test – This test will measure your proficiency in Microsoft Excel. This is a commonly used program in the workplace and necessary for many positions.
  • Microsoft Word Test – These tests are a commonly used tool to show if you have the necessary skills to use Microsoft word and all its functions.
  • Situational Judgement Test – This psychometric test is used to gauge what your performance will be like in the workplace. Situational judgment tests are tailored for the company that is giving the test. There are certain personality traits employers are looking for in their candidates. Adecco is looking for people who will fit into their corporate culture and their concept of “Happy at Work.” This test is multiple-choice, and the questions will all pertain to how you would respond in different situations.

Face to Face Interview

If the assessment tests mee their standards, you will be called in for a face to face interview. This interview is your first chance to meet the hiring manager. They will focus on competency and behavioural bases questions to make sure you really are a good fit for the job and for the company. Answering these questions using the STAR method (situation, task, action, response) will help the hiring manager get context for your answers and provide them with a better look at how you have performed in the past and what you’ve learned from those experiences. A few questions you may have to answer are:

  • What do you know about staffing agencies?
  • What type of clients to we serve at Adecco?
  • Why do you want to work at Adecco?

 

How to Prepare for the Adecco Assessments?

Passing the assessment tests is key in moving along in the hiring process. It is important to prepare yourself for the tests, so you achieve the best outcome. Practising your Microsoft Word and Excel skills will give you an advantage when taking the tests. Researching Adecco and its core values and corporate strategy will help you understand the traits they may be looking for in a prospective employee. Give yourself adequate time to take the tests, although certain sections may be timed, it is best if you block off a section of time to decrease the mental stress. Take them in an area that is quiet and free of distractions so you can focus. Read the directions thoroughly before taking each section. Skimming through may cause you to make mistakes that will negatively impact your score. Remember to stay calm. Online assessment tests are a common tool with most companies these days. Staying calm under pressure, and treating them as just another part of the job-hunting process to prepare for, will help you pass the tests, and make it all the way to the end of the hiring process.