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Research & Insights

ManpowerGroup’s unique research and insights into how organizations and individuals can win in the changing world of work makes it the go-to expert in delivering innovative workforce solutions.

Every company is facing the same dilemma: how do I remain competitive and execute my business strategy in the face of margin compression, talent shortage and economic uncertainty?

The solution is to access, mobilize and optimize the right mix of talent and unleash human potential. See here why talent sustainability is directly tied to financial sustainability, and how to make your people your priority to win in the Human Age, in this video featuring ManpowerGroup leaders Jeffrey Joerres, Michael Van Handel, Jonas Prising, Darryl Green, Mara Swan and Ram Chandrashekar.

Global Contingent Workforce Index 2016 Global Analysis

The Contingent Workforce Index helps employers make informed decisions about their entire workforces by measuring and tracking the relative ease of sourcing, hiring and retaining contingent workers in 75 countries.

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  • Human Age 2.0 -The Skills Revolution

    Feb 2017

    The Great Recession and the protracted, uneven recovery reveal how longer-term structural trends have altered global markets. In this new normal, economies continue to grind in low gear, especially. 

  • The Skills Revolution

    Jan 2017

    The Skills Revolution requires a new mindset for both employers trying to develop a workforce with the right skillsets, and for individuals seeking to advance their careers. Education initiatives to strengthen the talent pipeline are important but are not the only answer and may take many years to bear fruit. Businesses have a role to play to enhance people’s lives and be an important part of the solution.

  • 2016 Talent Shortage Release

    Oct 2016

    ManpowerGroup has researched global talent shortages and their impact on the World of Work for over a decade. Employers have consistently reported difficulty hiring right-skilled talent, and this trend shows no sign of abating. 

  • THE FUTURE OF WORKFORCE ANALYTICS - From Reflective to Predictive

    Sep 2016

    As workforce models evolve and companies demonstrate greater reliance on contingent labor, competition for flexible workforces will intensify. 

  • MEOS Q4 2016

    Aug 2016

    ManpowerGroup interviewed nearly 59,000 employers across 43 countries and territories to forecast labor market activity in Quarter 4 2016. All participants were asked, “How do you anticipate total employment at your location to change in the three months to the end of September 2016 as compared to the current quarter?”

  • Always Looking: The Rise of the Continuous Candidate

    Aug 2016

    One in three candidates across the globe is a Continuous Candidate. ManpowerGroup Solutions explores how employers can better understand this mindset.