World Economic Forum – Davos #WEF2015
23 January 2015
- ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN), the world’s workforce expert and World Economic Forum (WEF) strategic partner, will lead discussions at the WEF Annual Meeting this week asserting that companies need an agile workforce strategy to seize competitive advantage.
- “Seven years ago at Davos, ManpowerGroup identified the Human Age: a new and unpredictable era wheretalent replaces capital as the key economic differentiator,” said Jonas Prising, ManpowerGroup CEO. “The external environment companies operate in is now more dynamic than ever, driven by fast-paced, technology-enabled change and uneven economic recovery. At the annual WEF Meeting in Davos this year, I’ll be advising CEOs that in this environment an agile workforce strategy is key to success. Employers need to have the right people and the right structures in place to take advantage of what is happening in the market. Businesses that can strategically source, manage and develop talent will be able to innovate and seize emerging growth opportunities.”
- In a letter to CEOs, ManpowerGroup outlines three critical action points that will help business leaders align their business strategy with talent strategy in 2015: Encourage an agile mind-set and develop a flexible workforce; Identify and invest in underutilized talent pools; Develop a culture of life-long learning and ensure faster ‘time-to-value.’
- Prising will be joined at Davos by Jeffrey Joerres, ManpowerGroup Executive Chairman; Mara Swan, Executive Vice President, Global Strategy and Talent; and Hans Leentjes, President of Northern Europe. Joerres chairs the Global Agenda Council on the Future of Jobs, Swan co-chairs the Global Agenda Council on Gender Parity and Leentjes sits on the Global Agenda Council on Migration. Global Agenda Councils are comprised of the world’s leading experts and each addresses a specific issue to provide new thinking and solutions.
- ManpowerGroup Executives will join participants from 140 countries representing business, government, academia and civil society to discuss solutions to some of the world’s most pressing issues, including the future of jobs, bridging the gender gap and youth unemployment.
Follow @JonasPrising, @ManpowerGroupJJ, @MaraSwan, @HansLeentjes and @ManpowerGroup on Twitter and look for ManpowerGroup’s official hashtag #HumanAge for updates and news.