Adecco Offices – Amsterdam

  • Client The Adecco Group,
  • size 18,298 sqft
  • Year 2017
  • Location Amsterdam, Netherlands,
  • Industry Professional Services,
  • Unispace has designed the new offices for recruiting firm The Adecco Group, located in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

    Workplace design expert, Unispace, has worked with the largest recruiting firm in the world, The Adecco Group, on its newest office located in Amsterdam named, ‘Amsterdam Career Hub’.

    The project was set out with the intention to design the “branch for the future” and included the adoption of an activity based working model. This is founded on the idea of task based working and the removal of desk ownership. Instead of forcing workers to undertake all daily work at their desks, the ABW strategy is flexible and allows people to move to different work settings according to the task they are doing throughout the day.

    The brief from Adecco outlined an interior that would appeal to its highly-varied candidate base. There were two other brands of The Adecco Group that occupied the space: Ajilon Finance, Ajilon IT and Badenoch & Clark. The challenge was to design a space that harmoniously included all brands in one space without having a clash of brand colors. It features exposed services throughout, a neutral palette and expression of Adecco’s primary brand color.

    Creating a space that appealed to the variety of job seekers that work with Adecco was key to the project. As the world’s largest recruitment firm, it works across many sectors including, office, industrial, technical, financial and legal, among others.

    The Amsterdam office had to present a workplace that facilitated interaction with this broad variety of skills and experiences, while comfortably expressing the different Adecco brands using the space. This agile concept/working model supports a dynamic rather than static workforce and businesses than embrace/adopt this concept see many benefits which can include: workspace utilization, attract and retain the best talent, reduced carbon footprint, increased productivity and efficiency, increase innovation, collaboration and efficiency.

    Design: Unispace
    Photography: Jordi Huisman