Cautious Hiring Up-Tick in Americas and Europe Places Talent Sustainability Firmly on the 2014 Business Agenda

 Cautious Hiring Up-Tick in Americas and Europe Places Talent Sustainability
                      Firmly on the 2014 Business Agenda

Regional ManpowerGroup leaders Address Human Capital and Unemployment
Challenges at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

PR Newswire

MILWAUKEE, Jan. 14, 2014

MILWAUKEE, Jan. 14,2014 /PRNewswire/ --ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN), the world
leader in innovative workforce solutions andWorld Economic Forum(WEF)
strategic partner, will next week join the world's business and political
leaders at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, to
discuss the impact of shifting demographics,skills mismatches, the rise of
technology and certain uncertainty on a multi-speed recovery.

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The full impact of these trends is now being felt by employers and individuals
seeking to maximize a cautious yet encouraging up-tick in demand.

In Europe, a return to cautiously optimistic hiring intentions brings new
challenges. As demand increases, organizations need to be able to respond
quickly, addressing talent mismatches and updating work models to ensure they
have access to individuals with the skills they need. "Agility is a key focus
for employers in Europe" Tweet: @HansLeentjes: Agility is a key focus for
employers in Europe, said Hans Leentjes, ManpowerGroup President of Northern
Europe. "Businesses must be able to access individuals with the right skills
to drive economic growth. Unleashing human potential will support recovery and
job creation in the region, as will all stakeholders — businesses,
governments, educators and individuals — coming together to address the
critical issue of youth unemployment."

In North America,  employers continue to report steady growth in hiring
intentions, particularly in sectors including manufacturing, retail and
wholesale. In the aftermath of the recession, employers have grown accustomed
to doing more with less. An oversupply of candidates coupled with evolving
needs for increased employability and hard skills have led to reluctance to
accept anything but the perfect hire. "While caution remains, demand is
increasing so there is a need to build a workforce to meet that demand" Tweet:
@JonasPrising: While caution remains, demand is increasing so there is a need
to build a workforce to meet that demand, said Jonas Prising, ManpowerGroup
President.

In the contemporary world of work, business is global, talent is mobile and
government is local. Businesses that embrace simplification and flexibility
will unleash human potential, and accelerate business success.

About ManpowerGroup

ManpowerGroup™ (NYSE: MAN) is the world leader in innovative workforce
solutions that ensure the talent sustainability of the world's workforce for
the good of companies, communities, countries, and individuals themselves.
Specializing in solutions that help organizations achieve business agility and
workforce flexibility, ManpowerGroup leverages its 65 years of world of work
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
talentism is the dominant economic system. Every day, ManpowerGroup connects
more than 630,000 people to work and builds their experience and employability
through its relationships with 400,000 clients across 80 countries and
territories. ManpowerGroup's suite of solutions is offered through
ManpowerGroup™ Solutions, Manpower®, Experis™ and Right Management®.
ManpowerGroup was named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies for the
third consecutive year in 2013, confirming our position as the most trusted
brand in the industry. See how ManpowerGroup makes powering the world of work
humanly possible at www.manpowergroup.com. Follow ManpowerGroup Chairman and
CEO Jeff Joerres on Twitter: Twitter.com/manpowergroupjj

SOURCE ManpowerGroup

Website: http://www.manpowergroup.com
Contact: Mark Jelfs, + 1 414.906.6675, Mark.Jelfs@manpowergroup.com, or Ania
Waszkiewicz, +1 414.906.6476, Ania.Waszkiewicz@manpowergroup.com