MILWAUKEE, Oct. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ManpowerGroup's (NYSE: MAN) 14th Annual Supplier Diversity Roundtable took place Oct. 3-4 in Milwaukee with attendees from more than 175 minority, veteran, LGBT, small and women-owned staffing and procurement businesses.
Each year, ManpowerGroup honors its many long-standing mutually beneficial relationships with diverse partners, and leaders share expertise on critical issues that impact suppliers. This year's event focused on technical transformation and included discussions on artificial intelligence, big data and automation. As more than two-thirds of attendees said they anticipate automation to impact their revenue this year, the discussion focused on strategies and solutions to help businesses adapt.
"We work with 30,000 employers in North America, both large and small. We see how technology is accelerating change and we provide practical solutions to help employers adapt their workforce, supporting them to skill up and stay relevant," said Darryl Green, President & Chief Operating Officer of ManpowerGroup. "At this event we recognize the contribution and partnership of our diverse suppliers, to build relationships, share ideas and discuss how technology and automation will impact the future of work."
ManpowerGroup also hosted a Supplier Excellence Award dinner to recognize suppliers with exceptional performance and overall partnership. The 2016 ManpowerGroup Supplier Excellence Award honorees are:
- US Tech Solutions
- Techlink Systems
- ATR International
- OLSA Resources
- Victory Personnel
- Vector International
For the third year, ManpowerGroup colleagues were recognized with the company's prestigious Circle of Excellence Awards for championing supplier diversity within the company. This year's awards were given to:
- Nancy Pencovich, Manpower
- Muriel Sportelli, Experis
- Sabrina Robins, TAPFIN
- Jen Zimmerman, Sourcing
The 2016 President's Award was given to Paula Ratliff, Vice President & General Manager of Global Sales, for her support, commitment, leadership and mentoring of diverse suppliers.
"Diversity of people brings diversity of thought, which ultimately leads to better business decisions," Ratliff said. "Working with our diverse supplier partners for the past 12 years is an honor and I'm very humbled to receive this recognition."
The Supplier Diversity Roundtable is a best-in-class event for attendees to strengthen their relationships with ManpowerGroup leaders, network with peers, and learn and grow as business owners. For more information about ManpowerGroup's supplier diversity initiatives in the United States, visit http://www.manpower.us/en/About-Us/Supplier-Diversity.htm.
ManpowerGroup® (NYSE: MAN) is the world's workforce expert, creating innovative workforce solutions for nearly 70 years. As workforce experts, we connect more than 600,000 people to meaningful work across a wide range of skills and industries every day. Through our ManpowerGroup family of brands – Manpower®, Experis®, Right Management® and ManpowerGroup® Solutions – we help more than 400,000 clients in 80 countries and territories address their critical talent needs, providing comprehensive solutions to resource, manage and develop talent. In 2016, ManpowerGroup was named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies for the sixth consecutive year and one of Fortune's Most Admired Companies, confirming our position as the most trusted and admired brand in the industry. See how ManpowerGroup makes powering the world of work humanly possible: www.manpowergroup.com.
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