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Thought Leadership Partners

ManpowerGroup is regularly invited to participate in summits, seminars, forums and roundtables hosted by organizations, research partners and media outlets to share its unique insight and trusted advice as the expert in the world of work. In addition, ManpowerGroup frequently convenes thought leaders around the world to debate evolving labor market trends.

ManpowerGroup maintains its thought leadership by understanding and anticipating trends that shape the world of work and developing strategies that are both practical and innovative to address them. We work in partnership with experts from business, academia and government, sharing ideas, demonstrating our understanding of market challenges and showing we are trusted to provide workable solutions.

Meet some of the external thought leaders ManpowerGroup partners with below.

Dick Antoine

Dick Antoine

President of National Academy of Human Resources and former Global Human Resources Officer of Procter & Gamble

Residence: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Date of birth: April 4, 1946
Place: Port Washington, Wisconsin
Education: University of Wisconsin, B.S. ChE, 1969; University of Chicago, M.B.A., 1972

Date joined P&G: February 10, 1969

Positions held and dates:
1969 - Soap Process Supervisor, Chicago
1971 - Soap Process Department Manager, Chicago
1972 - Food Packaging Department Manager, Chicago
1974 - Food Operations Manager, Chicago
1976 - Personnel Manager, Chicago
1978 - Bar Soap Operations Manager, Port Ivory
1980 - Plant Manager, Lima
1983 - Division Manager-Manufacturing, Paper Products Division
1987 - Manager-Soap Operations Planning, Soap Sector
1989 - Product Supply Manager, PS&D Division
1990 - Product Supply Manager, Soap Division
1991 - Product Supply Manager, Health Care and Beauty Care Products, Procter & Gamble USA
1992 - Product Supply Manager-North America, Procter & Gamble Worldwide
1993 - Vice President, Product Supply-North America, Procter & Gamble Worldwide
1995 - Vice President, Product Supply-North America, Procter & Gamble North America
1995 - Vice President, Product Supply-Asia, Procter & Gamble Asia
1998 - Senior Vice President (Human Resources), The Procter & Gamble Company
1999 - Global Human Resources Officer
1999 - Global Human Resources Officer and Product Supply Officer
2001 - Global Human Resources Officer 2001 - Global Human Resources Officer
2008 - Retirement

Local and national activities:
• Rotary Club, Lima - 1980-83
• United Way Campaign, Lima - 1980-83
• Board of Directors, American Red Cross, Lima - 1980-83
• Board of Directors, Lima Chamber of Commerce - 1982-83
• Board of Directors, Center Hill Child Development Center, Cincinnati - 1985-88
• Board of Directors, Comprehensive Community Child Care, Cincinnati - 1988-93
• Board of Directors, Beech Acres, Cincinnati - 1993-95
• Board of Directors, Playhouse in the Park, 1994-95
• Board of Directors, Cincinnati Ballet Company, 1998-
• Cabinet Member, Fine Arts Fund, 2001, 2002 and 2003 Campaigns
• Board of Directors, SER Jobs for Progress National, Inc., 2000-
• Board of Executive Advisors, Xavier University Williams College of Business - 2002
• Board of Directors - Free Store/Food Bank - 2002
• University of Wisconsin Business School—Advisory Board—Center for Product Mgmt. - 2003
• University of Wisconsin – College of Engineering Advisory Board - 2003
• National Academy of Human Resources Fellow - 2004
• Xavier University Board - 2005
• University of Wisconsin Foundation Board - 2007
• ORC Board - 2008


Matthew Bishop

Matthew Bishop

US Business Editor and New York Bureau Chief of The Economist

Matthew Bishop is the U.S. Business Editor and New York Bureau Chief of The Economist. Mr. Bishop was previously the magazine's London-based Business Editor. His new book, The Road from Ruin: How to Renew Capitalism and Put America Back on Top, with Michael Green, was published by Crown in February 2010.

Philanthrocapitalism, his previous book (also with Green) on the global revolution under way in philanthropy, has been described as "terrific" by The New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, and as the "definitive guide to a new generation of philanthropists who understand innovation and risk-taking, and who will play a crucial part in solving the biggest problems facing the world" by New York's Mayor and leading philanthropist Michael Bloomberg. According to former U.S. President Bill Clinton, "This is an important book. Our interdependent world is too unequal, unstable, and, because of climate change, unsustainable. We have to transform it into one of shared responsibilities, shared opportunities, and a shared sense of community. Bishop and Green show us how to do it." Mr Bishop is also the author of Essential Economics, the official Economist layperson's guide to economics.

Mr. Bishop is the author of several of The Economist's special report supplements, including most recently A Bigger World, which examines the opportunities and challenges of the rise of emerging economies and firms; The Business of Giving, which looks at the industrial revolution taking place in philanthropy; Kings of Capitalism, which anticipated and analyzed the recent boom in private equity; and Capitalism and its Troubles, an examination of the impact of problems such as the collapse of Enron. In 1994, he wrote an acclaimed special report on corporate governance, Watching the Boss.

Before joining The Economist, Mr. Bishop was on the faculty of London Business School, where he co-authored three books for the Oxford University Press on subjects ranging from privatization and regulation to corporate mergers. Prior to that, Mr. Bishop was educated at Oxford University. He has served as a member of the Sykes Commission on the investment system in the 21st century. Mr. Bishop was also on the Advisors Group of the United Nations International Year of Microcredit 2005. Mr. Bishop has been honored as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He served as chairman of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Philanthropy and Social Investing. He has been interviewed on numerous media outlets, including NPR, BBC, CNBC, and the Charlie Rose show.


Deborah Borg

Deborah Borg

Vice President of Human Capital Planning and Development at The Dow Chemical Company

Deborah Borg is the vice-president of human capital planning and development for the Dow Chemical Company. In this role, Deborah is responsible for developing and implementing the end to end talent strategy driving all components of talent attraction, retention deployment and development. She is responsible for Dow’s internal and external employer brand, driving programs and capabilities to deliver against the desired culture and building workforce capability across the corporation.

Deborah began her Dow career in 2000 as the HR Manager for Australia / New Zealand based in Altona, Melbourne. During her time in the Pacific, she led compensation initiatives in the Pacific region and led a number of projects across Human Resources Development (HRD) and Workforce Planning. In 2003, Deborah relocated to Horgen, Switzerland to take on the role of HR business service leader for a number of businesses in the basic plastics & chemicals, performance plastics & chemicals (performance products), and hydrocarbons & energy portfolios. In October 2006, she relocated to Midland, Michigan to assume the role of workforce planning leader for North and Latin America, managing the recruiting activity for these two regions.


Gerry Crispin

Gerry Crispin

Founder and President, CareerXroads

Gerry Crispin has co-authored 8 books, more than 100 articles, nearly 1000 blogs and enough tweets to be stalked by thousands of strangers.

He is an International speaker, a former HR leader with Johnson and Johnson & an advertising executive. He currently works with a consortium of 85 large and highly competitive firms whose staffing leaders meet periodically to share best practices.

Gerry also leads a SHRM sponsored national task force of 150 practitioners and experts under ANSI (American National Standards Institute) guidelines that will eventually redefine recruiting practices under a new ISO 260TC protocol for Human Resources.

In 2011, Gerry launched with several other colleagues a new national award for firms that are improving the candidate experience...for business reasons. 60 Fortune 500 size firms applied. 33 were willing to ask their candidates

to confirm their claims. 12,000 candidates did so. 25firms will be presented with the first CandE awards at the HRTechnology Conference and Expo in Las Vegas next month (October). Gerry still sees himself as a life-long student of Staffing and, in the last several years, he has interviewed and observed job seekers and employers in China, Japan, Australia, Russia, Western Europe, India and Brazil to examine how cultural differences impact the recruiting process.

Rich Floersch

Rich Floersch

Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, McDonald's Corp.

Rich Floersch, McDonald’s Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, is responsible for overseeing McDonald’s human resources function for its 400,000 company employees in 118 countries. As a member of the Senior Management team, he is responsible for the company’s talent management, leadership development, rewards, and employment branding programs.

Floersch joined McDonald’s from Kraft Foods International in 2003, where he had served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources since 1998.

In this role, Floersch was responsible for all HR aspects of this Fortune 100 organization, which employs 50,000 personnel in 66 countries.

Prior to this post, he was Vice President of Corporate Compensation at Philip Morris. Before the Philip Morris assignment, Floersch was based in the Chicago area, working for Kraft Foods North America as Vice President of Compensation.

Floersch is a member of the Board of Directors for the HR Policy Association, a public policy advocacy organization representing the chief human resource officers from more than 270 leading employers across the U.S. and sits on the Personnel Roundtable.

In 2008, he became the fifth recipient of the Hunt-Scanlon Advisors’ HR Leadership Award and was also named by Human Resource Executive to its Honor Roll.

In 2009, Floersch was inducted into the National Academy of Human Resources (NAHR).

Floersch earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Business Administration from the State of University of New York at Buffalo.

Rich and his wife, Meg, live in the Chicago area, with their four children.


Lynda Gratton

Lynda Gratton

Professor of Management Practice, London Business School

Lynda Gratton is Professor of Management Practice at London Business School and is the founder of the Hot Spots Movement, which has become the focus of a global community of many thousands of people all of whom share a passion for bringing energy and innovation to people at work. She has written six books and numerous academic articles and is considered one of the world's authorities on people in organisations. In her most recent book, The Shift, she identifies the key trends that are shaping the future of work.

In 2007, she has been ranked by The Times as one of the top 20 Business Thinkers in the world today and in 2008 The Financial Times selected her as the business thinker most likely to make a real difference over the next decade, she was also in the top two of the Human Resources Magazine's "HR Top 100: Most Influential" poll and actively advises companies across the world.


Thomas Malone

Thomas Malone

Patrick J. McGovern professor of management, MIT Sloan School of Management; founding director, MIT Center for Collective Intelligence

Thomas W. Malone is the Patrick J. McGovern professor of management at the MIT Sloan School of Management and the founding director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence. He was also the founding director of the MIT Center for Coordination Science and one of the two founding co-directors of the MIT Initiative on "Inventing the Organizations of the 21st Century". Professor Malone teaches classes on leadership and information technology, and his research focuses on how new organizations can be designed to take advantage of the possibilities provided by information technology. For example, Professor Malone predicted, in an article published in 1987, many of the major developments in electronic business over the last decade: electronic buying and selling, electronic markets for many kinds of products, "outsourcing" of non-core functions in a firm, and the use of intelligent agents for commerce. The past two decades of Professor Malone’s research are summarized in his critically acclaimedbook, The Future of Work: How the New Order of Business Will Shape Your Organization, Your Management Style, and Your Life (Harvard Business School Press, 2004).


Linda Sartain

Libby Sartain

former Chief People Officer, Yahoo! Inc & Southwest Airlines

Libby Sartain joined the ManpowerGroup Board of Directors in 2010. She has a distinguished career in Human Resources, including acting as the CHRO of both Yahoo! Inc. and Southwest Airlines, where she led significant business transformation initiatives. Her focus has been growth companies where she developed employment brand strategies that helped grow the workforce exponentially while establishing company reputation as a leading employer of choice. Both Yahoo and Southwest were listed on the Fortune 100 Best Companies To Work For in America and the Fortune 500 during her tenure. Sartain serves on the Board of Directors of Peet's Coffee & Tea, Inc., (Nasdaq: PEET), the leading super-premium coffee company. She is an adviser/board member to several start-up companies and consults with corporate clients. Sartain also served as chairman of the board of the Society for Human Resource Management in 2001 and was named fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources in 1998. She holds an MBA from the University of North Texas and a BBA from Southern Methodist University. She was named by Human Resources Executive as one of the 25 most powerful women in HR in 2005, and is also the author or co-author of three books on HR and Employer Branding.




World Human Resources Congress

ManpowerGroup is proud to be an associate sponsor of the 14th World Human Resource Congress in Melbourne, Australia. HRIZON is the most significant professional development event for HR, people managers and business leaders in 2012.

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Ideas Economy: Human Potential 2012

The Economist's Ideas Economy: Human Potential event explores the fundamental issues affecting personal and professional life, including creativity, management, social purpose and the future of jobs.

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US Congress Joint Economic Committee

Manpower Inc. Chairman and CEO Jeff Joerres was invited to testify at a hearing of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee focusing on the labor market, and policies to foster economic growth and job creation on February 26, 2010.

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