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Human resources

In recent years, Switzerland has also become a centre for the management of human resources. The world's leading staffing and recruitment agency, Adecco, has its headquarters in Switzerland, while a number of companies have moved their personnel management services to Geneva, or use the services of Geneva-based consultancies.

This development has been favoured by the fact that Switzerland offers a stable social environment, and low tax rates. At the same time, employers from European Union countries find the Swiss employment regulations less bureaucratic than those at home, and more employer-friendly, for example as far as the right to dismiss workers is concerned.