Courtney Hughes-O'Connell - Vice President, HR, The Adecco Group
Courtney specializes in optimizing organizations by aligning human
capital capabilities with organizational culture and strategy. She has
proven success in partnering with leaders from various industries to
quickly assess and execute on organizational change.
Courtney has been recognized as a leader who takes the time to
understand her client’s needs and who possesses the courage and
finesse to guide leaders and teams through transformational change. Her
powerful intuition blended with her practical business experience creates
a valuable partnership between herself and the client. Courtney is skilled
at cutting to the heart of issues and using her experience, judgment and
creativity to solve them.
Courtney’s passion is around global human capital needs and
challenges. Her global perspective and nearly 20 years of progressive
experience at several Fortune 500 corporations gives her the unique
opportunity to apply proven human capital strategies to the everchanging
landscape of the global workforce.
Courtney continues to be in demand for her expertise in: strategic
workforce planning, organizational design for businesses at each stage of
the business cycle, leader effectiveness, team building and conflict
management, and building a company culture that attracts and retains
the best talent.
And, best yet, Courtney brings high energy and an element of fun to all of
Business & Organizational Leadership Experience
Courtney currently serves as the Vice President, Human Resources
Business Partner at The Adecco Group, the world’s largest temporary
and permanent staffing organization headquartered in Zurich,
Switzerland. In this role, Courtney heads up the Human Resources group
for the $1B Modis brand. Her primary focus is on: organizational
development, performance management, compensation design,
executive development and change management.
Prior to this role, Courtney supported the IT division of Florida Blue, and
spent 10-years as a Human Resources Executive with Bank of America
where she formed strategic partnership with business leaders to create
and enable business strategy through the most effective and efficient use
of human capital. Earlier roles included HR for ADT’s customer service
call center and collections group as well as a junior HR generalist at
Decutsche Bank on Wall St., NYC, supporting sales and trading.
Courtney lives in Florida, USA, with her husband, two sons and their two