ManpowerGroup Solutions' Managed Service Provider TAPFIN Launches World's First Contingent Workforce Index

  ManpowerGroup Solutions' Managed Service Provider TAPFIN Launches World's
                       First Contingent Workforce Index

Hong Kong, New Zealand and United States Ranked as Top Three Countries for
Contingent Workforce Engagement

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Sept. 11, 2013

CHICAGO, Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ManpowerGroup Solutions' Managed
Service Provider (MSP), TAPFIN, today released the world's first Contingent
Workforce Index at Staffing Industry Analysts' (SIA) Contingent Workforce
Strategies (CWS) Summit in Chicago. The Contingent Workforce Index is an
innovative approach to measuring contingent labor favorability, comparing and
ranking 75 countries on the conditions for contingent workforce engagement.
According to the report, Hong Kong, New Zealand and the United States are the
top three countries for contingent workforce engagement.



"Our clients are operating in an environment where the only certainty is
uncertainty, and this creates tremendous complexity when it comes to
developing global workforce strategies, especially as it relates to contingent
labor planning," said Kip Wright, ManpowerGroup Solutions Senior Vice
President and TAPFIN General Manager. "The Contingent Workforce Index provides
first-of-its-kind insight around contract labor with a country-level look at
how contingent labor markets compare to one another. With this unparalleled
perspective, business leaders have the ability to analyze markets based on
their unique criteria and objectives, but in a way that simplifies the
analysis of that information, allowing them to make better informed decisions
about their workforce."

Each of the 75 countries in the Index is assessed on 36 market conditions and
statistics that influence the state of the contingent workforce. Using a
proprietary formula, countries are ranked on their overall environment for
contingent workforce engagement and in four key categories: availability of
contingent workers, cost of engaging contingent workers, regulation of
workforce engagement and contingent workforce productivity. This exclusive
analysis provides insights for many aspects of business planning, from
expansion of global workforce strategies and MSP programs, to capacity
planning and sourcing strategies.

Additional information about the Contingent Workforce Index and the report is
available at The report will also be available at the TAPFIN
booth (#200) at the CWS Summit, Sept. 11 – 12 at the Fairmont Millenium Park
in Chicago.

In addition, TAPFIN will lead three sessions at the CWS Summit:

  oWeds., Sept. 11, 10:45 a.m. – 12 p.m. CT – Kip Wright, ManpowerGroup
    Solutions Senior Vice President and TAPFIN General Manager, will lead
    "Looking Forward by Looking Back: A Future Perspective; a CEO Perspective"
  oThurs., Sept. 12, 9 – 10:15 a.m. CT – Jen Torney, Director, TAPFIN, will
    lead "Incorporating a Statement of Work Consultant into Your Program"
  oThurs., Sept. 12, 1:15 – 2:15 p.m. CT – Wright, along with Dave McGonegal,
    Vice President, TAPFIN, and Amy Huddlestone, Vice President, ManpowerGroup
    Solutions, will lead "Making the Difference in Workforce Engagement
    Thought Leadership Session"

TAPFIN is a leading managed service provider (MSP) dedicated to the innovation
and delivery of integrated workforce management solutions worldwide. TAPFIN's
customized, scalable MSP solutions for contingent and project-based spend are
instrumental in driving process, performance and productivity improvements
across the client organization, while providing visibility, predictability,
risk mitigation and overall cost reduction.Part of ManpowerGroup™ Solutions,
the outsourced services offering from ManpowerGroup, TAPFIN offers a complete
suite of workforce management solutions that fully leverages a blend of global
expertise and local knowledge. For more information, please

About ManpowerGroup

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the good of companies, communities, countries, and individuals themselves.
Specializing in solutions that help organizations achieve business agility and
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expertise to create the work models, design the people practices and access
the talent sources its clients need for the future. From staffing,
recruitment, workforce consulting, outsourcing and career management to
assessment, training and development, ManpowerGroup delivers the talent to
drive the innovation and productivity of organizations in a world where
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more than 630,000 people to work and builds their experience and employability
through its relationships with 400,000 clients across 80 countries and
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