Architecture

The Adecco Group UK & Ireland announces Badenoch + Clark merger into LHH and Adecco

2 March 2022

The Adecco Group UK & Ireland has today announced that Badenoch + Clark, the leading provider of professional recruitment services will be merging its commercial recruitment business into a new division of LHH and will be operating as LHH Recruitment Solutions. Meanwhile the Badenoch + Clark public sector business based in England will become part of Adecco, the UK recruitment firm.

The transition within the Adecco Group UK & Ireland from Badenoch + Clark to LHH will solidify the LHH brand’s reputation as the worldwide hub for fully integrated HR services, with offerings spanning Advisory, Career Transition & Mobility, Learning & Development, and now, Recruitment Solutions. Aligned with its new brand promise, “Ready for Next,” LHH’s Recruitment Solutions division will continue to provide the same level of industry-leading innovation, now with enhanced synergies and end-to-end offerings for companies and talent alike.

Mark Hall, SVP LHH Recruitment Solutions UK and Ireland said: “Our clients are facing new challenges and an incredible pace of change. After experiencing a complete shift in how people work, plus the immense evolution in technology, automation, and changing expectations around corporate responsibility, it was clear our clients and candidates needed to think differently about the workforce or their career possibilities. As we move to one unified brand, we are ready to help people, teams and organisations find and prepare for what’s next. Our name, LHH Recruitment Solutions, and brand promise “Ready for Next” are all aligned to our focus on people.”

The Badenoch + Clark public sector recruitment business based in England and Wales transition will mean that Adecco can now provide expert guidance on recruiting professionals to the biggest programmes in Central Government. The new offer for clients from the Badenoch + Clark public sector brand will also cover specialist recruitment for education, housing, local government, the NHS and the not for profit sector. The new recruitment brand will be known as Adecco Public Sector England and Wales.

Tracey Sherring, Head of Adecco Public Sector said: “By bringing market-leading knowledge in professional public sector recruitment from Badenoch + Clark into the Adecco brand, we will be able to offer our clients an easier way to access a range of best in class services through one seamless service. We are proud to be able to support government and vital public services through recruitment that creates sustainable futures for our candidates and clients.”

The Adecco Group Power of One strategy has seen the global company realign under three global business units, Adecco Workforce Solutions (AWS), LHH (Talent Solutions) and Modis. This change forms a critical part of the company’s Future of Work Strategy to create

sustainable and lifelong employability for individuals and empower organisations to optimise their workforces across the commercial private, public and third sector.

While the public sector carve out of the business in England and Wales from Badenoch + Clark has come over to Adecco, the commercial arm of the Badenoch + Clark business, including the Scotland based public sector portion of the business, will be moving to LHH. Both Adecco and LHH sit within the global Adecco Group. Badenoch + Clark has been seamlessly connecting employees at all levels with world class organisations across 12 countries in Europe since 1978.