MILWAUKEE, Oct. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ManpowerGroup's 13th Annual Supplier Diversity Roundtable concludes today in Milwaukee. The event brought together more than 160 diverse suppliers from across the United States and globally including minority, veteran, LGBT, small and women-owned staffing and procurement businesses. The roundtable is a best-in-class event for business owners to strengthen their relationships with ManpowerGroup leaders, network with peers, and learn and grow as business owners.
The two-day roundtable was developed by a ManpowerGroup-led planning committee with supplier perspective provided by Rudy Uribe of Recruit Veterans. Sessions with ManpowerGroup leaders and industry experts covered topics including contingent workforce trends, employee engagement and employer branding. In addition, ManpowerGroup hosted an awards dinner to recognize winners of the ManpowerGroup Supplier Excellence Award. Suppliers earn the award based on exceptional performance in overall spend and number of accounts, performance metrics and overall partnership.
The 2015 ManpowerGroup Supplier Excellence Award honorees are:
For the second year, ManpowerGroup colleagues were recognized as champions of supplier diversity within the company. Circle of Excellence Awards were given to:
The 2015 President's Award was given to Kip Wright, senior vice president, Manpower, North America.
"Supplier diversity is a big focus at ManpowerGroup, so I am honored to receive this award," said Wright. "ManpowerGroup prides itself on partnering with ethical and diverse companies, and events such as this roundtable provide us with dedicated time to focus on building relationships and sharing ideas. Through this collaboration, we can help strengthen the economic wealth of our diverse business communities."
For more information about ManpowerGroup's supplier diversity initiatives in the United States, visit http://www.manpower.us/en/About-Us/Supplier-Diversity.htm.
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