Steve Harrison

Steve Harrison

Chairman
Lee Hecht Harrison

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Steve Harrison

Steve is Chairman of Lee Hecht Harrison, one of the world’s largest and most respected global career management services companies. Recently, Steve served as the Worldwide Chief Compliance and Human Resources Officer of Adecco, the world’s largest HR solutions company and Lee Hecht Harrison’s parent. He is also a past member of Adecco’s Group Executive Management Committee. He was President of Lee Hecht Harrison from 1982 to 2002, and CEO of Adecco’s Career Services Division from 2002 to 2004. LHH is the flagship of Adecco Career Services. Steve provided the overall leadership and direction for the firm including its strategic development and international expansion. Before joining Lee Hecht Harrison in 1982, Steve was a partner with the Center for Diagnostic Medicine in New York, which provided executive and occupational health services to major corporations. Prior to that he spent 14 years at Tenneco, a multi-national corporation where he specialized in labor relations and human resources management. Steve is a member of the Board of Directors of Jobs for America's Graduates, the nation's most successful school-to-work program. He is a member of the Association of Career Professionals International (ACP), a Charter Fellow of the Institute for Career Certification International (ICC), and is an International public speaker on subjects of leadership, business ethics and innovation. Audiences have included the Conference Board; Harvard Alumni Association; Wharton Leadership Conference and IMD in Switzerland. Steve recently authored the book “The Manager’s Book of Decencies: How Small Gestures Build Great Companies which has been endorsed by Tom Peters as “almost the only book on the subject you need to read”. Steve holds an MBA from the University of Cincinnati.

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