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    Manpower Employment Outlook Q3 2016 Results

    Manpower Employment Outlook Q3 2016 Results – ManpowerGroup interviewed over 65,000 hiring managers across 43 countries and territories to measure employer hiring expectations.

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    2015 Talent Shortage Survey

    ManpowerGroup has been researching talent shortages, their impacts, and solutions to overcome the issue for the past decade. Our 2015 findings

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    #TRUST: The Key Ingredient To A Great Employer Brand

    Companies are increasing investments in strategies to enhance their employer value proposition (EVP) and extend awareness of their EVP to employees and potential candidates.

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    Automated Recruiting and the Human Factor

    Blending high-tech with high-touch to attract top talent

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Research & Insights

ManpowerGroup’s unique research and insights into how organizations and individuals can win in the changing world of work makes it the go-to expert in delivering innovative workforce solutions.

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Work Models

Employers who leverage a range of flexible work models incorporating full-time, part-time workers and remote or virtual talent with in-demand skills, will maintain a serious advantage in the Human Age.

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People Practices

Contemporary people practices and philosophies for the 21st Century must be refined in terms of how companies hire, reward, engage and develop talent.

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Talent Sources

Employers can improve their workforce pipeline by looking at different sources of talent and reskilling talent within their reach.

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Country Specific

ManpowerGroup’s global footprint combined with its local expertise means we have our finger on the pulse of labor market trends across the world.

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Manpower Employment Outlook Survey

Each quarter, the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey measures hiring confidence among approximately 66,000 employers in 42 countries and territories.

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Always Looking: The Rise of the Continuous Candidate

August 2016

Loyalty is one of the most desirable attributes in employees and potential employees. Yet, the rise of a new group known as “Continuous Candidates” can make retention more challenging. ManpowerGroup Solutions explores how employers can better understand the Continuous Candidate mindset and enhance their efforts to attract and retain the best and brightest employees. Learn more »

Contingent Workforce Index 2016 Global Analysis

July 2016

The Contingent Workforce Index helps employers make informed decisions about their entire workforces by measuring and tracking the relative ease of sourcing, hiring and retaining contingent workers in 75 countries. Learn more »

Infographic - Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q3 2016

June 2016

ManpowerGroup interviewed nearly 59,000 employers across 43 countries and territories to forecast labor market activity in Quarter 3 2016. Learn more »

Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q3 2016

June 2016

ManpowerGroup interviewed nearly 59,000 employers across 43 countries and territories to forecast labor market activity in Quarter 3 2016. All participants were asked, “How do you anticipate total employment at your location to change in the three months to the end of September 2016 as compared to the current quarter?” Learn more »

Brand Detectives: The New Generation of Global Candidates

May 2016

Today’s candidates are unlike any employers have encountered in history. With unique preferences, priorities and unprecedented access to information, global corporations and other employers are continuously searching for ways they can attract and retain the world’s top talent. Learn more »

Millennial Careers - 2020 Vision

May 2016

More than half of job seekers across the globe feel an employer’s brand/reputation is more important today than it was five years ago. Read the latest research insights to understand the important trends and country-based differences driving today’s global candidates. Learn more »

Moving Beyond Big Business

April 2016

There are specific market dynamics that are giving rise to increased demand for MSP workforce solutions. Learn how the right MSP solution can break with the traditional MSP model to provide scalability and agility to the wider market. Learn more »

Below the Surface

March 2016

In today’s competitive environment, global corporations and other employers are searching for ways they can attract and retain the worlds’ top talent. Read the latest research uncovering universal candidate motivators and preferences, as well as unique differences between markets and generations. Learn more »

Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q2 2016

March 2016

Over 58,000 employers across 42 countries and territories have been interviewed to measure anticipated labor market activity between April and June 2016. All participants were asked, “How do you anticipate total employment at your location to... Learn more »

Human Age 2.0 - Future Forces at Work

January 2016

The Great Recession and the protracted, uneven recovery reveal how longer-term structural trends have altered global markets. In this new normal, economies continue to grind in low gear, especially ... Learn more »

Infographic - Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q1 2016

December 2015

According to the rst-quarter research from ManpowerGroup, employers in 39 of 42 countries and territories intend to add to their payrolls by varying degrees at the start of 2016. However, the survey reveals few trends that signal labor market momentum is building in one direction or another. Learn more »

Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q1 2016

December 2015

According to the first-quarter research from ManpowerGroup, employers in 39 of 42 countries and territories intend to add to their payrolls by varying degrees at the start of 2016. Learn more »

07 Steps to Conscious Inclusion

November 2015

We need more women in leadership. The business case has been broadcast. Some think the problem has been solved. But the data tells us it hasn’t. Past research has pointed out problems with little help identifying solutions. We are stuck in a circular conversation about why we don’t have enough women in leadership. There has been a great deal of talk, but not enough action. Learn more »

Making the Connection

September 2015

Competition for top talent among employers is intensifying. Understanding what motivates high-quality candidates to transition is key for employers who wish to attract the best and brightest. New technologies and products promise HR professionals more effective and efficient ways to hire. Learn more »

Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q4 2015

September 2015

We asked over 65,000 employers from 42 countries and territories to share their hiring plans for the first quarter of 2015. See how they responded. Learn more »

Contingent Workforce Index 2015 Global Analysis

July 2015

The Contingent Workforce Index helps employers make informed decisions about their entire workforces by measuring and tracking the relative ease of sourcing, hiring and retaining contingent workers in 75 countries. Learn more »

TAPFIN - Finding the Missing Workforce

July 2015

As the ratio of contingent, contract and other types of non-employee labor continues to grow, it is increasingly challenging for companies to track reliable data about workers’ access to facilities, resources and intellectual property. In addition to compliance, risk and safety benefits, worker tracking is quickly being recognized as a valuable tool for strategic, long-term planning. Learn more »

If You Build It They Will Come

June 2015

Leading companies are positioning their brand promise specifically for employees. This requires new strategies and practices to deliberately enhance the brand promise and its potential to inspire talent to engage with... Learn more »

2015 Talent Shortage Survey

May 2015

ManpowerGroup has researched global talent shortages and their impact for a decade. Employers have consistently reported difficulty hiring right-skilled talent, and this trend shows no sign of abating. Learn more »

#TRUST: The Key Ingredient To A Great Employer Brand

March 2015

Today’s employers recognize the value of their employer brand to attract top talent, engage employees and establish a reputation as an employer of choice. Companies are increasing investments in strategies to enhance their employer value proposition (EVP) and extend awareness of their EVP to employees and potential candidates. Learn more »

#TRUST: The Key Ingredient To A Great Employer Brand (Infographic)

March 2015

Employer value propositions (EVPs) are no longer defined by statements of intent; employees, consumers and candidates are raising their voices and having an impact. Learn more »

Hiding in Plain Sight Engaging Passive Candidates

March 2015

Passive candidates are hiding in plain sight. Ensure your employer attraction and acquisition strategies factor in this valuable talent pool. Learn more »

Manpower Employment Outlook Survey - Q2 2015 (Infographic)

March 2015

The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Explorer from ManpowerGroup puts a world of labor market data at your fingertips. Learn more »

Experis Focus on Engineering 2015 Infographic

February 2015

Experis interviewed 1,400 engineers and 100 engineering employers about their discipline. See which engineers are most in demand and what talented engineers are seeking in an employer. Learn more »

Continuing to Crack the Case - Accelerate to Bridge the Gender Gap

January 2015

It’s time to stop talking about breaking down gender stereotypes and start acting. ManpowerGroup has identified solutions to help organizations bridge the gender gap and maximize the full potential of the entire talent pool. Learn more »

Manpower Employment Outlook Survey - Q1 2015 (Infographic)

December 2014

Where is employer hiring confidence the strongest? Where is it the weakest? Learn more »

Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q1 2015

December 2014

We asked over 65,000 employers from 42 countries and territories to share their hiring plans for the first quarter of 2015. See how they responded. Learn more »

Automated Recruiting and the Human Factor

December 2014

Blending high-tech with high-touch to attract top talent. Learn more »

When Engaging the Right Talent, One Size Does Not Fit All

October 2014

Whether high-tech or high-touch: it’s all about the candidate. Make sure your organization is delivering the right #CandidateExperience Learn more »

Manpower Employment Outlook Survey - Q4 2014 (Infographic)

September 2014

Outlooks improve in 20 of 24 countries from last year at this time. Employers in most European countries expect some modest payroll gains, including those in the UK, Germany, France and Greece. Unfortunately employment prospects in Spain and Ireland again slip into negative territory following two consecutive quarters of positive forecasts. Learn more »

The Next Big Thing in Southeast Asia

August 2014

Find out why companies considering the total opportunity look beyond cost savings when locating operations in Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines - Southeast Asia’s relocation triad. Learn more »

Contingent Workforce Index 2014 Global Analysis

July 2014

The Contingent Workforce Index helps employers make informed decisions about their entire workforces by measuring and tracking the relative ease of sourcing, hiring and retaining contingent workers in 75 countries. Learn more »

The Talent Shortage Continues: How the Ever Changing Role of HR Can Bridge the Gap

June 2014

Human resources (HR) leaders must play three distinct roles to ensure talent sustainability for their organizations – as supply and demand experts, as marketers and as designers. Learn more »

Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q3 2014

June 2014

We asked over 65,000 employers from 42 countries and territories to share their hiring plans for the July-September time frame of 2014. See how they responded. Learn more »

Manpower Employment Outlook Survey - Q3 2014 (Infographic)

June 2014

Employers in the UK report their strongest forecast in more than six years. Elsewhere in the region, Outlooks are mostly positive, but the pace of hiring will remain subdued in Belgium, France and the Netherlands, and even more sluggish in Italy. Employer hiring plans remain cautiously optimistic in Greece, Ireland and Spain. Learn more »

2014 Talent Shortage Infographic-Final.pdf

May 2014

ManpowerGroup spoke to over 37,000 employers in 42 countries and territories to look at the extent to which they are having difficulty finding the right talent and what jobs are most difficult to fill. Learn more »

A Technology Roadmap for Smarter Sourcing

April 2014

HR professionals are challenged to identify sourcing technology that will connect them to the right talent quickly and effectively. The best sourcing technologies are agile—adapt to both the rapid changes in the talent marketplace and recruiting innovations—and attuned to client’s business needs. Learn more »

The Next Big Thing in Southeast Asia

April 2014

Find out why companies considering the total opportunity look beyond cost savings when locating operations in Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines - Southeast Asia’s relocation triad. Learn more »

ManpowerGroup: 2013 Annual Report

April 2014

These are extraordinary times. We’re constantly navigating rapid changes in how we live and work, and we’re acutely aware of how economic, political and geopolitical events are more interconnected than ever before. Learn more »

Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q2 2014

March 2014

This survey asked employers around the world about their hiring activities the second quarter of 2014. Learn more »

Infographic - Q2 2014 Manpower Employment Outlook Survey - Global Hiring Expectations

March 2014

Where will hiring be strongest? Where will it be weakest? Get an at-a-glance overview with this infographic. Learn more »

ManpowerGroup Has Studied the Impact of Converging Demographic Trends and Their Relationship to the Global Talent Shortage

February 2014

Working age population shifts, urbanization, immigration and a growing middle-class are impacting workforce demand and will impact talent supply. As some employers and countries may experience an influx of talent and others can be negatively impacted by talent outflow, all must deal with these frictions to navigate the Human Age. Learn more »

Agility and Flexibility Enable Businesses to Address Market Uncertainties and Achieve Objectives in the Human Age

February 2014

Volatile and unpredictable forces are pushing and pulling on organizations in the Human Age. Organizations must simplify to drive agility and flexibility. Business leaders recognize that only agile and flexible organizations will be able to confront market uncertainties and achieve their business objectives. Learn more »

ManpowerGroup Has a 65 Year History of Successfully Forecasting Trends Impacting the World of Work

February 2014

ManpowerGroup has been at the forefront of changing world of work trends for more than 65 years, leveraging its deep insight and experience to analyze the demographic and technological trends impacting the world of work and ensuring the talent sustainability of the world’s workforce. Learn more »

ManpowerGroup's Past Projections of Forces Impacting the Labor Market Have Been Right On Track

February 2014

This ability to anticipate the evolving and increasingly more complex trends and forces impacting the world of work enable ManpowerGroup to meet and exceed clients’ needs by delivering a better and more differentiated suite of workforce solutions, and by reacting more swiftly to changes in the marketplace. Learn more »

Optimizing Talent: Blended Solutions For Europe’s Human Age

February 2014

ManpowerGroup Solutions Recruitment Process Outsourcing recommends that to save time and money, and to improve their hiring and talent management, European employers use “blended solutions” which allow them to strategically combine different HR solutions into one holistic and integrated approach. Learn more »

ManpowerGroup: Simplify to Win in the Human Age

January 2014

Amid economic volatility, the key to business relevance and success today is strategic simplification. This fosters the flexibility and agility companies need to be successful. Learn more »

Cracking the Case

January 2014

Why you need women leaders. How to get them and keep them. Learn more »

Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q1 2014

December 2013

This survey asked employers around the world about their hiring activities the first quarter of 2014. Learn more »

Infographic - Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q1 2014

December 2013

Each quarter, the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey measures hiring confidence among approximately 66,000 employers in 42 countries and territories. The survey is one of the most trusted forecasts of labor market activity in the world and has been running for more than 50 years. It is absolutely unparalleled in its size, scope, longevity and area of focus. Learn more »

Why Financial Institutions Need A Workforce Strategy

October 2013

The current economic environment of certain uncertainty, growing talent shortages and quickly-evolving workforce needs make it imperative to have a robust workforce strategy in place that accelerates execution of business strategy. This paper outlines talent management strategies HR functions can use to develop and maximize their employees' human potential. Learn more »

Manpower Employment Outlook Survey 4Q 2013

September 2013

The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, the only forward-looking survey of its kind in the world, based on interviews with 65,000 hiring managers in 42 countries, provides key insights into hiring trends that provide RPO clients, employers and job seekers, critical insights into the pace and future of hiring. Learn more »

How the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Can Help RPO Clients

September 2013

The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, the only forward-looking survey of its kind in the world, based on interviews with 66,000 hiring managers in 42 countries, provides key insights into hiring trends that gives RPO clients, employers and job seekers, critical insights into the pace and future of hiring. Learn more »

RPO Infographic: Achieving RPO Success

September 2013

What does success look like? When an RPO provider like ManpowerGroup Solutions takes business risks and is accountable to its clients, and ensures that clients have access to better prepared employees. Learn more »

Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q4 2013

September 2013

This survey asked employers around the world about their hiring activities the 4th Quarter of 2013. Learn more »

MSP: Contingent Workforce Index, 2013 Global Analysis

September 2013

The Contingent Workforce Index (CWI) is a relative comparison of local labor markets around the globe that measures the likelihood of identifying and accessing workers to supplement an organization’s full-time workforce. The numerical value assigned to each of the countries composing the index ranks them in descending order based on the availability, cost, regulation, and productivity of contingent workers. Learn more »

Right Management: Accelerating the Leadership Development of High Potentials

August 2013

This joint Right Management and Conference Board report frames the conversation about how top companies for leadership select, develop, and deploy leaders in Asia — a part of the world where the shortage of leaders and pressure to develop leaders faster is greater than anywhere else. Learn more »

RPO - What You Should Look for in an RPO Provider

August 2013

It used to be that companies looked exclusively at cost and process to identify the right Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) provider. However, as global economic recovery has increased pressure on talent markets, employers are coming to understand that the right RPO relationship must go beyond the expectations set in traditional service level agreements. Learn more »

Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q3 2013

June 2013

This survey asked employers around the world about their hiring activities the 3rd Quarter of 2013. Learn more »

RPO: Recruiting a Competitive Workforce: Should Needed Skills be Built or Bought?

May 2013

Globally, the working-age population is on the decline. At the same time, low-skilled workers exceed demand while high-skill workers are in short supply. For the foreseeable future, it appears there will continue to be more buyers (employers) than there is product to buy (talent). The companies that come out on top will be the ones that learn when it’s best to buy talent and when it’s more effective to build it. And the answers may not be as obvious as they seem. Learn more »

ManpowerGroup: 2012 Annual Report

April 2013

It’s been two years since we announced that the world had entered a new age—the Human Age—in which we stated that unleashing talent in new ways will be the single most important determinant of success. Learn more »

The Great Talent Shortage Awakening: Actions To Take for a Sustainable Workforce

April 2013

In the world of 2013, the only certainty is uncertainty. Changing demographics, technological evolution and a world prone to political, economic and social shocks have created a global environment in which talent shortages are the rule rather than the exception. As business cycles have become compressed, so too have skills cycles. Learn more »

Talent Shortage Survey Research Results 2013

April 2013

Approaching the midpoint of 2013, it is plain that the recovery from the global recession continues at a steady but frustratingly slow pace. Unemployment remains high in many global labor markets, and jobs growth—for the most part—seems stalled as employers continue to navigate an uncertain economic environment. Learn more »

TBO: The People Side of Strategy

April 2013

Talent has long been a critical differentiator for organizations, fueling a race for the best and brightest individuals that has been raging for nearly half a century. Even today, with high levels of global unemployment, competition among employers to attract skilled workers has never been more fierce. Learn more »

TBO: The Global Talent Crunch

April 2013

With unemployment at or near record levels in many countries, positions in the skilled trades, sales, technical work and engineering remain the most difficult for employers to fill globally, according to the new Manpower survey of nearly 39,000 employers in 33 countries. Learn more »

TBO: Optimizing the Talent Pool

April 2013

As economic conditions improve, having a blueprint for growth and thinking differently about talent acquisition strategies is what will help companies drive their businesses forward. Learn more »

RPO: Why Outsource?

April 2013

The current economic crisis has changed the employment landscape. A major struggle is the effort to manage operating costs while investing in talent to maximize performance. There is heightened pressure to execute business strategy and meet goals, but the first move most companies make during a recession is to cut costs by reducing their workforce. Learn more »

RPO: Recruit the Right Talent

April 2013

Organizations that recruit right-fit candidates and provide leadership training can create a high-performance sales organization by building bench strength and helping talented sales professionals develop the necessary skills to become effective leaders. Learn more »

Manpower: The Future of The Manufacturing Workforce: Report Two

April 2013

This report explores the critical role of the “tech,” or manufacturing technical worker, in the contemporary manufacturing industry. There are not enough techs available to fill the current need, and the requirements for these roles will only increase... Learn more »

Manpower: The Future of The Manufacturing Workforce: Report Three

April 2013

The trend of integrated and more computer-driven MT devices can be observed across a variety of different technologies. This report will address the specific technology types and how they are changing with regard to integration, the talent required to employ them, and the training required by that talent. Learn more »

Manpower: The Future of The Manufacturing Workforce: Report One

April 2013

The manufacturing environment is changing dramatically, and the technologies and the skills to use them are becoming critical to the success of manufacturing companies. This report highlights the necessity for multiple stakeholders to work together to yield an impact on the supply of well-trained workers. Learn more »

Manpower: The Future of The Manufacturing Workforce: Report Four

April 2013

Education and training are a key component to closing the manufacturing talent gap. There is also a need for substantial change in the cultural image of the manufacturing industry and of careers in it. Learn more »

Manpower: The Future of The Manufacturing Workforce: Report Five

April 2013

No single policy prescription is likely to bring about the closing of the talent gap, but instead multiple initiatives working in concert will bring about the needed changes. This report will dive deeper into each of the necessary initiatives. Learn more »

Make Global Recruiting a Winning Strategy

April 2013

Today’s global workforce is on the move like never before. Macro-economic forces, including globalization and technological revolutions, provide individuals even more choices of how, where and when they want to work. While this is great news for talented job seekers, it is an increasing pain point for many employers who are discovering that finding the right talent where and when they need it most is not an easy task. Learn more »

MSP: Valuable Contributors to Contingent Workforce Management

April 2013

Relying on contingent labor as a scalable component of the workforce allows for rapid expansion in times of growth and for quick scaling back as needs wane. Teams can be built, dismantled, and reconstructed to meet ever-changing demands. Learn more »

MSP: Services Procurement Management (SPM)

April 2013

As the first to market a solution, TAPFIN delivers a comprehensive, full lifecycle approach to Services Procurement Management (SPM) that includes a thorough assessment of your current policies and practices, RFX workflows, project analytics and vendor performance. Learn more »

MSP: Managing a Global Contingent Workforce Program

April 2013

Managed Service Providers (MSPs) have become widely recognized as one of the most effective vehicles to provide international oversight of workforce program management, supply, and technology. Learn more »

MSP: Global Considerations for the Manufacturing Industry

April 2013

As organizations continue to rely heavily on a contingent workforce to competitively deliver their goods and services, they are increasingly adopting global Managed Services Providers (MSPs) to seize and maintain control over the procurement and management of their contingent workforce. Learn more »

MSP: Global Considerations for the Life Sciences Industry

April 2013

The changes in the nature and extent of the consumption of contingent staffi ng have been dramatic and compelling. As organizations continue to rely heavily on a contingent workforce to competitively deliver their goods and services, they are increasingly adopting global Managed Services Providers (MSPs) to seize and maintain control over the procurement and management of their contingent workforce. Learn more »

MSP: Extending Contingent Workforce Management ROI

April 2013

Services Procurement Management (SPM) brings to the procurement of projects and services what Contingent Workforce Management (CWM) brings to the procurement of contingent labor. Similar to CWM, organizations that implement SPM can realize significant cost savings and efficiency improvements by optimizing how they procure and engage third-party providers. Learn more »

MSP: Creating a Flexible Workforce Management Program

April 2013

Today more than ever before, success is measured by how well an organization adapts to changing labor market conditions, attracts key talent and executes on global strategies at the local level. Learn more »

Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q2 2013

February 2013

This survey asked employers around the world about their hiring activities the 2nd Quarter of 2013. Learn more »

Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q1 2013

February 2013

This survey asked employers around the world about their hiring activities the 1st Quarter of 2013. Learn more »

Tackling Youth Unemployment Across The World

February 2013

ManpowerGroup works with organizations around the world to address youth unemployment and help young people increase their opportunities for employment by providing them with the skills they need to succeed in the world of work. Engaging youth is critical to the success of the global economic recovery. Learn more »

Leading in the Human Age

February 2013

Companies today must prepare for one certainty—uncertainty. Specifically, companies will need to challenge themselves to create profiles for highly resilient and strategic Human Age leaders who can, in turn, build and leverage a collaborative organization. Businesses able to successfully navigate the Human Age and control their destiny are outpacing former competitors, swept along by the forces driving and shaping this era. Learn more »

Talent Shortage Survey 2013

January 2013

ManpowerGroup’s eighth annual Talent Shortage Survey found that 35 percent of employers on average report having difficulty filling jobs due to a lack of available talent. This is the highest shortage since the start of the global recession. Learn more »

Manpower Employment Outlook Survey 4Q 2012

December 2012

This forward-looking survey asked employers in 42 countries and territories about their hiring activities the 4th Quarter 2012. One of the most trusted indices for employment. Learn more »

Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q3 2012

September 2012

This forward-looking survey asked employers in 41 countries and territories about their hiring activities the 3rd Quarter 2012. One of the most trusted indices for employment. Learn more »

Break the Crisis and Complacency Cycle

July 2012

In the seventh year of a global talent crisis in which more than one third of employers have trouble finding the talent to advance their businesses, companies are becoming complacent about the precarious position they find themselves in as they search for the right employees. Learn more »

Wanted: Energized, Career-Driven Youth

July 2012

Young workers are increasingly alienated from work opportunities in the global economy. This lost generation is tomorrow's workforce and companies worldwide must aggregate the right tools, mindsets and job training alliances to ensure that young and promising talent will succeed over the long-term in an increasingly complex economy. Learn more »

How to Unleash Latin America's Greatest Resource

July 2012

As with the mythic and elusive El Dorado, Latin America's natural wealth, its human potential, needs to be discovered and unleashed to unlock the region's riches. In Latin America, companies will need to work hand-in-hand with governments and the education sector to develop in-country reserves of the new "wealth" (talent), particularly among the young, to produce a generation of job-ready talent, equipped with the skills employers need to maximize growth. Learn more »

Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q2 2012

July 2012

This forward-looking survey asked employers in 41 countries and territories about their hiring activities the 2nd Quarter 2012. One of the most trusted indices for employment. Learn more »

Modern Outsourcing Strategies Meet the Need for a More Agile Workforce

June 2012

The canceled sitcom, “Outsourced,” mocked the industry’s banality—strangers robotically performing tasks to save the mother-ship money. That was then. Now, Human Resources (HR) outsourcing is transforming how companies manage talent. It’s still important to reduce costs. But expense savings have become a byproduct of superior benefits, such as workforce agility, visibility and control of performance. Learn more »

Leveraging Talent Through Training: A ManpowerGroup Research Report

June 2012

To investigate the extent to which organizations use formal training and apprenticeship programs to develop their talent, ManpowerGroup conducted research among nearly 24,000 employers in 41 countries and territories. The research explores three distinct categories of employee: professional roles, skilled manual trades jobs and unskilled positions, and reveals the specific job roles where this kind of employee development is most likely to be targeted. Learn more »

How to Advance the Capabillities of Today's Workforce: Bolstering Employability Responsibility Demands an Attitude of Change

June 2012

Many companies still don't recognize the ROI offered by training when compared to the causal effect of not hiring or training new workers to replace retiring workers. A 2012 ManpowerGroup survey on this issue found that 50% of companies globally just don't have formal training or apprenticeships. But companies don't entirely own this burden. Bolstering the employability of today's workforce is a responsibility shared with today's individuals, educators and governments. Learn more »

Contingent Workforce Program Management: Global Considerations for the Manufacturing Industry

May 2012

The changes in the nature and extent of the consumption of contingent staffing have been dramatic and compelling. As organizations continue to rely heavily on a contingent workforce to competitively deliver their goods and services, they are increasingly adopting global Managed Services Providers (MSPs) to seize and maintain control over the procurement and management of their contingent workforce. Learn more »

2012 Talent Shortage Survey

May 2012

ManpowerGroup surveyed nearly 40,000 employers in 41 countries and territories in 2012 to gauge the impact of talent shortages on the global labor market. The seventh annual survey also explored what impact talent challenges are having on their organizations and what they are doing to mitigate the situation. Learn more »

Knowledge Retention and Transfer in the World of Work

April 2012

With the workforce poised for an increase in voluntary turnover, companies are at risk of losing important organizational knowledge. Learn how companies can build a knowledge retention and transfer strategy to protect this valuable asset. Learn more »

Increasing Demand for Better Skills Assessment and Match for Better Results

April 2012

At a time when talent is increasingly scarce, and organizations increasingly lean, employers must have the right talent in the right place at the right time to win. Learn more »

How to Navigate the Human Age

April 2012

ManpowerGroup Solutions has published its proprietary analysis of the Future Forces trends converging to perpetuate the Human Age and that are transforming the world of Work. Learn more about How to Navigate the Human Age. Learn more »

How to Unleash Latin America's Greatest Resource

April 2012

As a region of increasing stability, falling poverty rates, economic growth and very rich natural resources, it’s no wonder that Latin America is a growing presence on the world economic stage. Entrepreneurship is positively encouraged across almost the entire region, investment is growing and local companies are quick to take advantage of this environment. Learn more »

Why Outsource?

March 2012

The future of RPO looks strong, despite—or perhaps aided by—the global recession. Many organizations are exploring the ways that RPO, particularly if focused on strategic business needs, can be a strategic tool to compete during difficult economic times. Organizations are using RPO to drive value not only within the HR function, but across the enterprise. Learn more »

Extending Contingent Workforce Management ROI with Services Procurement Management

March 2012

Is your organization already benefitting from a Contingent Workforce Management solution? Are you ready to apply a similar framework to the management of your contract-based spend? Services Procurement Management (SPM) does just that, enabling clients to realize significant cost savings and process efficiencies related to their outsourced projects and services. Learn more »

Creating a Flexible Workforce Management Program

March 2012

Perhaps more so than with most other company operations, expanding a contingent labor program internationally can be a daunting initiative, particularly because the process involves so many intricate local considerations. Success requires a commitment to flexible workforce management, and an understanding that a global strategy will need to be supplemented by regional market approaches. Learn more »

Managed Service Providers: Valuable Contributors to Contingent Workforce Management

March 2012

Organizations are gaining cost savings and enhanced process efficiency by outsourcing the management of their contingent labor procurement process. MSPs use a Vendor Management System (VMS) to consolidate the requisition and procurement process, which often involves multiple staffing vendors. Learn how your organization can gain greater visibility and control of contract labor spend with an MSP. Learn more »

The Global Talent Crunch

March 2012

Manpower’s 2009 Talent Shortage Survey results highlight the need for companies to plan ahead for the coming talent shortages. By focusing now on building their employer brands and enhancing their appeal to key performers with scarce and vital skills, organizations can enhance their talent acquisition strategy and position themselves to win in the marketplace. Learn more »

Recruit the Right Talent To Increase Sales Effectiveness

March 2012

The most successful sales professionals are often promoted to leadership positions, only to falter or fail. That is because selling and sales management require different skill sets and competencies for success. To recruit effectively—whether that is identifying talent internally or sourcing externally—organizations need to accurately pinpoint the qualities of a productive representative or sales leader so that success can be defined in advance and accurately predicted. Learn more »

Optimizing the Talent Pool

March 2012

Download shared best practices for driving a successful talent acquisition strategy in any economic climate. By leveraging the existing talent pool, nurturing global networks and investing in diversity, organizations can effectively mine new talent sources and position themselves for market success. Learn more »

Key Components in Managing a Global Contingent Workforce Program

March 2012

Decentralized processes, incompatible infrastructure, and inconsistent communication are common problems among organizations that have recently experienced substantial growth. While it may seem like a costly situation to address, it does represent an opportunity to mitigate costs, improve candidate quality, and drive efficiency across the business. The challenge is creating one global workforce management program that can provide standardized best practices and complete visibility, while still remaining flexible enough to address the nuances of local culture and legislation. Learn more »

Make Global Recruiting a Winning Strategy

March 2012

Today’s global workforce is on the move. Macro-economic forces provide individuals even more choices of how, where and when they want to work. While this is great news for job seekers, it is an increasing pain point for many employers who are discovering that finding the right talent is not an easy task. Learn more »

The People Side of Strategy

March 2012

Diversity should be thought of as more than hiring for race and gender, but instead as a strategic initiative to build a more agile and profitable organization. One solution for addressing the broader diversity challenges facing organizations is to start with gender and expand the traditional definition of what's included in gender diversity. This paper will provide insights and strategies organizations should consider in closing the gender gap to support overall workforce diversity. Learn more »

Innovative Workforce Solutions are Key to Companies' Success

March 2012

Having the right talent in the right place at the right time is crucial. ManpowerGroup Solutions leverages ManpowerGroup's unrivalled global reach and local expertise to enable organizations to do this; designing and delivering outcome-based, one-size-fits-one talent solutions that help organizations achieve better business results. Learn more »

Align Workforce Strategy to Achieve Business Strategy

February 2012

ManpowerGroup Solutions' Strategic Workforce Consulting offering leverages ManpowerGroup's more than sixty years of experience in providing innovative workforce solutions, in-depth understanding of global macro trends and local knowledge to help organizations connect workforce strategy to business strategy. Learn more »

Empowering Corporate Talent Managers with Recruitment Process Outsourcing

February 2012

ManpowerGroup Solutions' Recruitment Process Outsourcing, which was cited as the Global RPO Leader in Everest Research Group's January 2011 RPO report, leverages ManpowerGroup's global reach and deep local understanding in 80 countries to create flexible innovative solutions for managing single and / or multi-country talent acquisition. Learn more »

Optimizing Workforce Management for Business Results

February 2012

In the Human Age, where organizations need to react quickly to a fast-paced, unpredictable marketplace, getting the right talent swiftly and efficiently is a top priority. The demand for flexibility is increasing the size and scale of the global contingent workforce, but managing a contingent workforce can be a time-consuming and costly process. Companies can overcome this complexity by partnering with a Managed Service Provider (MSP), which allows organizations to respond more quickly to business opportunities with greater agility, freeing scarce internal resources to concentrate on business-critical initiatives. Learn more »

Leveraging the Growing Borderless Workforce

February 2012

Employers who take a sophisticated approach to managing their talent supply and demand challenges by including a talent mobility strategy in their overall plan to combat skills shortages will position themselves to win the escalating war for talents. Learn more »

A Pulse on Talent Management in the Year Ahead

January 2012

Today virtually every organization faces the same combination of business challenges…competing in the face of a slow economic recovery, the imperative for growth despite pressures from all sides, and a workforce that is disaffected as never before. Out latest study of trends in talent management looks at how employers are dealing with these concerns. Success depends more than at any time in the past on people, their talent, skills, and engagement. Learn more »

Right Management: Leadership Mindset and Techniques That Drive Success

January 2012

Right Management can help organizations navigate Human Age complexities to unleash the full human potential within their workforce, advising how to leverage new technologies and develop innovative people practices and structure flexible work models. Learn more »

Experis: Harnessing the Rising Power of Technical Professions

January 2012

The world has entered an era of profound and perpetual change; the Human Age. A new age requires a new way of doing business, with new strategies and new demands for skills. As the IT, finance and engineering sectors transform and continue to lack skilled candidates, there is a growing need for these mission-critical skills and for organizations to unleash the potential of workforces, creating flexible work models that accelerate business success. Learn more »

Teaching a Man Not to Fish is Humanly Possible

December 2011

ManpowerGroup's 2011 Corporate Social Responsibility Update demonstrates the powerful ways that the world leader in innovative workforce solutions is helping to unleash human potential all around the globe. Learn more »

Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q1 2012

December 2011

This forward-looking survey asked employers in 41 countries and territories about their hiring activities the 1st Quarter 2012. One of the most trusted indices for employment. Learn more »

Manpower Employment Outlook Survey - Q4 2011

December 2011

Employers in 41 countries and territories share their hiring plans for the 4th Quarter 2011. For nearly 50 years one of the most trusted forward-looking indices for employment. Learn more »

Building a High-Skilled Economy: The New Vietnam

November 2011

This local insights research paper is based on research that was commissioned as part of our Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the local Vietnamese government that explores how Vietnam can address its labor challenges to achieve its future growth potential. The research is based on surveys conducted with our Manpower Vietnam team to identify where skills gaps exist within the country. Vietnam's industry is becoming more sophisticated and as a result, the low-cost, low-skill labor that has helped fuel the country's growth also presents perhaps the country's most significant, future economic challenge. This paper makes recommendations for how Vietnam can develop its workforce to successfully compete on the world stage. Learn more »

India Update: Scaling a National Workforce

November 2011

ManpowerGroup updated the 2008 India's Borderless Workforce paper. India faces a chronic skills shortage. This paper, "India Update: Scaling a National Workforce," aims to draw a clear picture of the current landscape, while presenting some of the ongoing challenges and opportunities that the country is facing. Among other topics, the paper considers the costs and gains of movement across and within borders. It also suggests ways that government and the private sector may play an important role in managing this fluidity. The country's success will help it navigate the current downturn and position it for continued growth. Learn more »

Borderless Solutions to Today's Talent Mismatch

November 2011

This paper and research refreshes ManpowerGroup's 2008 Borderless Workforce research, shedding light on how organizations are using foreign talent to help ease skills mismatches. Fast forward to 2011. The world has been grappling with four years of economic tumult and a stubbornly high unemployment rate. Even the juggernauts of China and India are showing signs of stress. Yet this troubled environment has only increased companies' demand for workers from foreign pools. ManpowerGroup's most recent Talent Shortage Survey of approximately 36,000 employers in 36 countries found that about one in three were unable to find the right skills. Learn more »

The Borderless Workforce 2011

November 2011

Learn why employers worldwide are seeking foreign talent to fill certain roles. Learn more »

Hire and Retain the Best with Success Mapping: New Models for Unlocking Human Potential

November 2011

This insights paper is a follow-up from ManpowerGroup's "Manufacturing Talent in the Human Age" thought leadership and talent shortage research from earlier this year, taking it to the next level as it digs deeper to get at what are the core workplace skills and competencies that are driving the talent shortage. This piece also expands on the ManpowerGroup recommended concepts that employers should develop "Job Success Profiles" and employees should develop "Employability Profiles" that were first explored in the "Manufacturing Talent" paper. This insight piece takes these concepts to the next level, providing a template, tools and examples to create a job success profile and employability profile. Learn more »

Manpower Employment Outlook Survey - Q3 2011

September 2011

This forward-looking survey asked employers in 39 countries and territories about their hiring activities for the Third Quarter 2011. One of the most trusted indices for employment. Learn more »

Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q2 2011

June 2011

This forward-looking survey asked employers in 39 countries and territories about their hiring activities in the 2nd Quarter 2011. One of the most trusted indices for employment. Learn more »

Moving People to Work: Leveraging Talent Mobility to Address the Talent Mismatch in the Human Age

June 2011

In the Human Age, talent mobility—moving people to where the work is—must be one component of a coordinated public-private response to the talent mismatch. While the topic is a political lightning rod in this period of continuing high unemployment, it's important to recognize that talent mobility is a proven way to address many pressing business needs. And talent mobility is not solely about bringing in foreign workers; it's also about moving domestic talent within national borders to balance supply and demand in the labor market. Learn more »

Talent Shortage Survey 2011

May 2011

Despite the slow and uneven recovery from the global economic downturn and lingering high levels of unemployment in many markets, organizations around the world still report that they cannot find the talent they need when they need it. Learn more »

ManpowerGroup 2011 Talent Shortage Survey

May 2011

ManpowerGroup surveyed nearly 40,000 employers in 39 countries and territories in 2011 to gauge the impact of talent shortages on the global labor market. The sixth annual survey also explored why employers are facing talent challenges and what they are doing to mitigate the situation. Learn more »

Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q1 2011

December 2010

This forward-looking survey asked employers in 39 countries and territories about their hiring activities the 1st Quarter 2011. One of the most trusted indices for employment. Learn more »

Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q4 2010

December 2010

This forward-looking survey asked employers in 36 countries and territories about their hiring activities the 4th Quarter 2010. One of the most trusted indices for employment. Learn more »

2010 Foreign and Chinese Private-Owned Companies Talent Competitiveness Survey

November 2010

Research report: Manpower China conducted a survey in May 2010 to gain insight into Chinese employees' job motivations and employer preferences, as well as to establish what measures organizations are taking to enhance talent competitiveness. Learn more »

Winning in China: Building Talent Competitiveness

November 2010

HR management in foreign companies are already feeling the effects of competition from Chinese private-owned companies as they struggle to attract and retain talent. The Chinese talent landscape is rapidly evolving and both foreign and Chinese companies need to adapt to the challenges and invest in their people to remain competitive. Learn more »

Workforce Strategy Survey: Global Key Findings

September 2010

This research report delivers the results of our 2010 survey on workforce strategy, along with insights on whether organizations' workforce strategies are aligned with their business strategies and if their people are prepared to execute their strategy. Learn more »

Is Talent Holding You Back? Designing Workforce Strategy for Sustained Business Growth

September 2010

Even as we emerge from the global recession, with unemployment continuing at high levels, the talent mismatch presents a looming threat to all employers. Even those who are comfortable with where they are now need to consider how their workforce strategy will keep up with the rapidly changing world of work. Will they have the talent they need to drive their business's growth? Learn more »

Strategic Migration - A Short-Term Solution to the Skilled Trades Shortage

August 2010

The skilled trades are vital to business infrastructure, yet around the globe, employers rank them as the most difficult positions to fill. Manpower's new World of Work Insight paper examines the underlying causes of this particular talent shortage and offers both short- and long-term solutions to the problem. Learn more »

Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q3 2010

June 2010

This forward-looking survey asked employers in 36 countries and territories about their hiring activities the 3rd Quarter 2010. One of the most trusted indices for employment. Learn more »

Teachable Fit: A New Approach to Easing the Talent Mismatch

May 2010

Employers should consider candidates who may not have all the specific skills a job requires, but are a “teachable fit” based on adjacent skills and capacity to learn... Learn more »

2010 Talent Shortage Survey

May 2010

This Manpower research survey asked 35,000 employers across 36 countries and territories to determine the extent to which talent shortages are impacting today's labor markets. The survey results revealed that 31 percent of employers are having difficulty filling positions due to the lack of suitable talent available in their markets. Learn more »

Optimizing the Talent Pool (U.S.)

April 2010

Boom or bust, the strategic fundamentals of the overall talent pool change slowly -- and that means the challenges of hiring in a "buyer's market" are every bit as great today as they are during stronger economic times. By leveraging the existing talent pool, nurturing global networks and investing in diversity, organizations can effectively mine new talent sources and be well-positioned for market success. "Optimizing the Talent Pool" shares best practices for driving a successful talent acquisition strategy in any economic climate. Learn more »

Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q2 2010

March 2010

Research report: This forward-looking survey examines the hiring activities for 2Q2010 across 36 countries and territories. One of the most trusted indices for employment. Learn more »

Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q1 2010

March 2010

Research report: This forward-looking survey examines the hiring activities for 1Q2010 across 35 countries and territories. One of the most trusted indices for employment. Learn more »

Social Networks vs. Management? Harness the Power of Social Media

January 2010

Companies have long played catch-up in understanding how to harness new technologies without over-managing them. Social media is no exception. This eight-page Fresh Perspectives paper explores how organizations should leverage the connective power of social networking to enhance productivity, innovation, collaboration, reputation and employee engagement, among other issues. Leaders' efforts should not focus on controlling employees' social networking behavior. Instead, they should work to channel its use in directions that benefit organizations and their employees alike. Learn more »

Employer Perspectives on Social Networking Survey

January 2010

This Manpower research report draws on responses from more than 34,000 employers in 35 countries and territories to gauge the pervasiveness and effectiveness of company social networking policies. Social media is a powerful tool, yet our findings suggest that organizations are only just beginning to tap into its potential. Learn more »

World of Work Trends

January 2010

Following a detailed analysis of the world's shifting trends and dynamics, Manpower Inc. has identified the following megatrends as critical to navigating the changing world of work. Learn more »

Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q4 2009

December 2009

Research report: This forward-looking survey examines the hiring activities for 4Q2009 across 35 countries and territories. One of the most trusted indices for employment. Learn more »

Corporate Social Responsibility Update

December 2009

Manpower's third Corporate Social Responsibility Report, a review of the company's global efforts in developing sustainable workforce strategies and socially inclusive working environments. Learn more »

The Role of Contingent Workers in Workforce Strategy Survey

November 2009

This Manpower research report draws on responses from more than 41,000 employers in 35 countries and territories to learn more about the current role of contingent workers in workforce strategy. Manpower believes that over time, as companies emerge from this recession and ultimately recover, contingent workers will play an ever more strategic role in employers' workforce strategy. Learn more »

Rules of Engagement: Harnessing the Potential of the Contingent Workforce

November 2009

Our new World of Work Insight describes why more organizations are turning to contingent employees to help them achieve strategic goals and better manage risk. It also describes why it is important to align contingent workers with your overall business strategy, and the simple steps you can take to maximize their value and performance. Learn more »

How Policymakers Can Boost Youth Employment

September 2009

How governments can closely collaborate with companies and educators in developing and scaling the massive initiatives needed to increase the number of work opportunities available for young people. Learn more »

Change and Challenge in the Public Sector Workplace

September 2009

This white paper looks at the myriad of challenges facing both human resources departments and Federal Agency leaders as they try to deal with a retiring labor force and increasing social responsibility and missions. Suggested actions are included that could alleviate some of the pressure. Learn more »

Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q3 2009

July 2009

Research report: This forward-looking survey examines the hiring activities for 3Q2009 across 34 countries and territories. One of the most trusted indices for employment. Learn more »

2009 Talent Shortage Results Report

May 2009

This report details findings from nearly 39,000 employers across 33 countries and territories to determine the extent to which talent shortages are impacting today's labor markets. The results of the fourth annual Talent Shortage Survey revealed that 30 percent of employers worldwide are having difficulty... Learn more »

The Global Talent Crunch: Why Employer Branding Matters Now (2009)

May 2009

This eight-page Fresh Perspectives paper discusses the results of our 2009 Talent Shortage Survey and the need for organizations to build their employer brand in order to attract and retain the talent they need. Companies must look beyond this recession to the inevitable recovery and to the intensifying talent shortages that will follow. By focusing now on building their employer brands and enhancing their appeal to talented workers with scarce and vital skills, organizations can position themselves to win lasting competitive advantage in the talent marketplace. Learn more »

Insight into IT Professionals (New Zealand)

April 2009

The ICT sector has been identified as one of the key contributors to the future economic growth and international competitiveness of New Zealand. Learn more »

ICT Market Insights (Australia)

April 2009

Although the economic downturn in Australia is considered mild compared to other OECD countries, the outlook for the Australian ICT industry in 2009 is much less favorable than in recent years. With economic conditions deteriorating and business and consumer confidence falling sharply, projections for ICT spending have declined steeply. Taking this into account, Australian businesses are reassessing how they spend their money on ICT products, services and employment. Learn more »

Insights into IT Professionals (Australia)

April 2009

IT professionals are in the top 10 occupations experiencing talent shortages in Australia, meaning that both governments and businesses need to develop attraction and retention strategies to ensure they can secure qualified professionals. Learn more »

The Power of Employment Value Proposition: A Solution to Attract and Retain Talent in a Highly Competitive Labor Market

April 2009

As Australia and New Zealand's population continues to age, pressures on the labor market will only become more intense. While many organizations are considering ways to improve their ability to attract and retain the staff they need, employers have been slow to recognize the need to turn theory into reality. Developing a strong employment value proposition (EVP) requires a major commitment from an organization, but the rewards are more than worth the effort. Learn more »

Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q2 2009

March 2009

Research report: This forward-looking survey examines the hiring activities for 2Q2009 across 33 countries and territories. One of the most trusted indices for employment. Learn more »

Manpower Inc. Calls for Greater Recognition of the Role of Women in the Post-Crisis Labor Market

January 2009

This World of Work Insight calls for the increased engagement of women in the global workforce as a key component of long-term economic growth and sustainable employment. Learn more »

Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q1 2009

December 2008

Research report: This forward-looking survey examines the hiring activities for 1Q2009 across 33 countries and territories. One of the most trusted indices for employment. Learn more »

Corporate Social Responsibility Update

December 2008

Manpower's second Corporate Social Responsibility Report, a review of the company's global efforts in developing sustainable workforce strategies and socially inclusive working environments. Learn more »

India's Borderless Workforce

November 2008

White Paper: This Manpower white paper explores India's global role as a major supplier of international talent. Learn more »

Retaining Talent in the Middle East

November 2008

White paper: This white paper discusses the unique talent engagement and retention concerns for employers in the Middle East region. Learn more »

Latin American Talent Integration

November 2008

The research carried out by Manpower Mexico and South America explores talent dynamics and management strategies in Latin America. Learn more »

Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q4 2008

October 2008

Research report: This forward-looking survey examines the hiring activities for 4Q2008 across 33 countries and territories. One of the most trusted indices for employment. Learn more »

Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q3 2008

July 2008

Research report: This forward-looking survey examines the hiring activities for 3Q2008 across 32 countries and territories. One of the most trusted indices for employment. Learn more »

Power of Collaboration: Manpower's First Anniversary in Second Life

July 2008

Report: After one year exploring the virtual world of Second Life, Manpower examines how this new technology will impact the world of work. Results from Manpower's survey of Second Life avatars are also discussed in this report. Learn more »

Relocating for Work Survey: Global Results

June 2008

Survey Report: Manpower conducted an online survey in April 2008 to gauge people's attitudes and insights about relocating for employment opportunities, both within and across national borders. Of those surveyed, 43% indicated that they had already relocated for employment in the past, while 78% of workers would consider relocating for a job and one third of these would be willing to relocate anywhere in the world. Learn more »

The Borderless Workforce Survey: Global Results

June 2008

Survey Report: Manpower surveyed over 28,000 employers across 27 countries and territories in late July 2007. The survey focused on two key areas; the first was to determine the impact on the labor market from talent leaving their home country to go and work in another country and the second was to determine the extent to which companies are utilizing foreign talent to fill positions where they are experiencing skill shortages. Learn more »

The Borderless Workforce

June 2008

White Paper: This white paper explores the complexities of today's global workforce, how employers and governments are responding to the fluidity of talent and the challenges and opportunities that talent mobility poses for both employers and individuals. Learn more »

The Agenda for the New Service Workforce

May 2008

White Paper: This paper from Manpower Malaysia explores the current demographic trends for the young service professional within the services environment and their motivations within the services industry. It also looks at what further steps employers can take to increase retention and engagement levels within this increasingly vital component of the Malaysian workforce. Learn more »

Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q2 2008

April 2008

Research report: This forward-looking survey examines the hiring activities for 2Q2008 across 32 countries and territories. One of the most trusted indices for employment. Learn more »

2008 Talent Shortage Survey

April 2008

Survey Report: Manpower surveyed nearly 43,000 employers across 32 countries and territories in late January 2008 to determine the extent to which talent shortages are impacting today's labor markets. The results of the third annual Talent Shortage Survey revealed that 31 percent of employers worldwide are having difficulty filling positions due to the lack of suitable talent available in their markets, which is 10 percentage point weaker compared to last year's survey. Learn more »

Confronting the Talent Crunch: 2008

April 2008

White Paper: This paper (updated since its original publication in 2006) explores which trends are likely to become more pronounced, and how governments, employers and individuals can prepare themselves to confront the growing talent shortage. Learn more »

ManpowerGroup Talent Shortage Survey 2007

May 2007

Employers having the most difficulty finding the right people to fill jobs are those in Costa Rica (93%), Mexico (82%), New Zealand (62%), Australia (61%) and Japan (61%). The talent shortage appears to be least problematic in India (9%) Ireland (17%), Netherlands (17%) and China (19%). Learn more »

ManpowerGroup Talent Shortage Survey 2006

May 2006

Employers having the most difficulty finding the right people to fill jobs are those in Mexico (78% reporting shortages), Canada (66%) and Japan (58%). The talent shortage appears to be least problematic in India, where only 13 percent of employers reported having difficulty filling positions. Learn more »