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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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