Manpower Inc., a world leader in the employment services industry, announced today the launch of its first international partnership office in China. This initiative is the first in a series of public-private partnerships designed to introduce and adapt international employment best practices to support China's rapidly expanding economy.
"This is an unprecedented partnership program between a governmental institution in China and a global employment services corporation on employment, vocational training and employment services," said David Arkless, senior vice president of corporate affairs for Manpower Inc. "This is the first time a governmental institution in China has partnered with an outside entity on a project of this magnitude."
Manpower Inc. is partnering with labor authorities to develop human resources strategies and infrastructure to support China's rapidly evolving labor requirements. The first international partnership office opened in Shanghai on 1 May, and has implemented various initiatives to assist governmental agencies, State Owned Enterprises and foreign companies present in Shanghai in transforming the effectiveness and efficiency of employment systems and services.
"We are pleased to apply Manpower's 57 years of labor market expertise to work with the Chinese labor authorities as they position their workforce to support current and future economic growth," said Manpower Inc. Chairman and CEO Jeffrey A. Joerres. "Manpower has a strong track record of working with governmental organizations to develop and enhance national labor markets. At the same time, expanding our service offering in China and throughout Asia is a key part of our global growth strategy." Manpower currently operates more than 4,300 offices in 68 countries.
Initial development projects include the quantification of future vocational skills and training required in Shanghai, the installation of Internet-based assessment systems in local employment offices, the design and provision of training and development programs, and cooperation on the development of senior governmental officials through global exchange and delegation programs.
Manpower has engaged its subsidiaries, Right Management Consultants and Career-Harmony, in the design and implementation of these projects. In addition, Caden Corporation, Manpower's global governmental advisory partner, has been involved throughout the development of this key initiative.
Iain Herbertson, managing director of Manpower's Asia Pacific region, believes that Manpower's strategy of organic expansion in China will be significantly enhanced by the launch of this series of governmental partnerships. "Our expanding network of operations will both support and benefit from our close relationships with the authorities," said Herbertson.
Further partnership office openings are scheduled in other large cities in China throughout the year. These openings will run in parallel with the further expansion of Manpower's already significant local operations.
Manpower first entered the Chinese market in 1964, opening an office in Hong Kong. Today, the Manpower/Right network in China includes 38 offices, including Mainland China (17), Hong Kong (6) and Taiwan (15). Manpower China is headquartered in Shanghai.
About Manpower Inc.
Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN) is a world leader in the employment services industry, offering customers a continuum of services to meet their needs throughout the employment and business cycle. The company specializes in permanent, temporary and contract recruitment; employee assessment; training; career transition; organizational consulting services; and professional financial services. Manpower's worldwide network of 4,300 offices in 68 countries and territories enables the company to meet the needs of its 400,000 customers per year, including small and medium size enterprises in all industry sectors, as well as the world's largest multinational corporations. The focus of Manpower's work is on raising productivity through improved quality, efficiency and cost-reduction, enabling customers to concentrate on their core business activities. In addition to the Manpower brand, the company operates under the brand names of Right Management Consultants, Jefferson Wells, Elan and Brook Street. More information on Manpower Inc. is available at http://www.manpower.com/ .
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About Manpower Inc.
Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN), a world leader in the employment services industry, offers customers a continuum of services to meet their needs throughout the employment and business cycle. The company specializes in permanent, temporary and contract recruitment; employee assessment; training; career transition; organizational consulting services; and professional financial services. Manpower's worldwide network of 4,300 offices in 68 countries and territories enables the company to meet the needs of its 400,000 customers per year, including small and medium size enterprises in all industry sectors, as well as the world's largest multinational corporations. The focus of Manpower's work is on raising productivity through improved quality, efficiency and cost-reduction, enabling customers to concentrate on their core business activities. The firm does this through the Manpower family of companies, which includes: Jefferson Wells, Right Management Consultants, Elan and Brook Street.
Manpower Inc. Solutions Manpower and its subsidiaries provide
Permanent Staffing, workforce solutions to meet the challenges
Managed Services, and of an ever-changing business environment
Contract Recruitment through permanent staffing, managed
& Staffing services, and contract recruitment and
staffing. Specifically ...
Manpower -- provides permanent and
contractual staffing, and managed services.
Jefferson Wells -- provides professional
financial services through contract
staffing in the areas of internal audit and
controls, technology risk management, tax,
finance and accounting.
Elan -- provides IT permanent and contract
recruitment solutions, and managed services
within niche business areas.
Brook Street -- provides U.K. customers
across all industries with office and light
industrial positions on both a permanent
staffing and contractual staffing basis.
Employee Assessment In partnership with CareerHarmony, Manpower
provides advanced online selection,
screening and assessment products to assist
HR professionals in overcoming the problems
associated with recruiting employees. The
firm's employee assessment tools and
technologies, based on five decades of HR
experience and scientific methodolgy,
ensure that temporary workers or full-time
hires will deliver clients the desired
Training Manpower offers its workers and clients a
vast array of training solutions. The
company's Global Learning Center offers
approximately 3,000 e-learning courses for
end-user software applications, business
skills, professional development skills,
IT, telecommunications and more. The
company also offers innovative, instructor-
led training available for contact center
skills, service quality, medical
terminology, health and safety,
manufacturing practices and other skills
that enable the firm to provide clients
with the precisely skilled people to meet
their business demands.
Organizational Consulting Right Management Consultants works with
Services companies to ensure that they are operating
at an optimized level. This includes
aligning critical skills and competencies
with company strategy. The firm designs
customized solutions for enhanced
assessment, leadership development,
strategic talent management and strategy
Career Transition Right Management Consultants develops
(Outplacement Services) effective and efficient programs/services
for separating employees and provides those
people with the support and resources they
need to transition into other jobs. The
firm also develops strategies to address
downsizing issues and reengage ongoing
employees with their work and careers with
Manpower Operations in China
Manpower entered the Chinese market in 1964, opening an office in Hong Kong. Today, the Manpower/Right network in China includes 38 offices, including Mainland China (17), Hong Kong (6) and Taiwan (15). Manpower China is headquartered in Shanghai.
Manpower Announces Agreement with the Chinese Government
Manpower Inc. entered into an agreement with China's Bureau of Labour and Social Security to develop human resources strategies and infrastructure aimed at supporting the country's continued economic growth.
As part of the agreement, Manpower and its subsidiaries provide consulting expertise to help establish local government-sponsored employment offices in some of China's largest cities. Right Management Consultants, a wholly owned subsidiary of Manpower Inc., offers services such as career transition, organizational consulting, including assessment, leadership development, strategy implementation and strategic talent management. Other Manpower partners are Caden Corporation, Manpower's global governmental advisor, and Working Links, a UK-based social employment provider.
A key component of this agreement is a Web-based skills assessment technology. CareerHarmony, a majority-owned company of Manpower, provides this online assessment. CareerHarmony is a pioneer in advanced computer-based selection, screening and assessment products that assist human resources professionals in overcoming the problems associated with traditional high- volume recruitment methods.
SOURCE: Manpower Inc.
CONTACT: Tom Schroeder, Corporate & Global Communications of Manpower
Inc., +1-414-906-7272, or [email protected]
Web site: http://www.manpower.com/