ManpowerGroup considers diversity in the workplace to be essential, and encourages and embraces its diverse workforce. As a global organization, our employees, contingent staff, clients and suppliers are naturally diverse. We value and encourage the broad range of perspectives and capabilities this diversity brings.
ManpowerGroup defines diversity as differences of race, national origin, religion, cultural background, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity. We expect and promote mutual respect and understanding between people with different personal situations or backgrounds.
The nature of our business—introducing new permanent and contingent staff into our clients' workforces—gives us a privileged position to contribute towards and celebrate diversity across our global network. From its founding, ManpowerGroup was a pioneer in creating opportunities for women to engage and thrive in the workforce, beginning in 1948 when it was not yet socially accepted for women to work outside of the home and develop careers. We have also played an important role in providing jobs to racial minorities, beginning in the 1960s, which was the most pivotal era for racial diversity in the United States workforce. In our employment practices and our special workforce development initiatives, ManpowerGroup practices leadership by tapping into the human talent and innovation of workers across the broad range of diversity with a focus on inclusion for all. This leadership in diversity continues today, particularly in providing opportunities for women, who are strongly represented throughout our global organization. A recent survey of our largest business entities reported that over 70% of our employees and nearly 60% of the management team members are women. Our executive management team and Board of Directors reflect this same commitment to strategic diversity.