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Employers who leverage a range of flexible work models incorporating full-time, part-time workers and remote or virtual talent with in-demand skills, will maintain a serious advantage in the Human Age.

The Great Talent Shortage Awakening: Actions To Take for a Sustainable Workforce

April 2013

In the world of 2013, the only certainty is uncertainty. Changing demographics, technological evolution and a world prone to political, economic and social shocks have created a global environment in which talent shortages are the rule rather than the exception. As business cycles have become compressed, so too have skills cycles.

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Talent Shortage Survey Research Results 2013

April 2013

Approaching the midpoint of 2013, it is plain that the recovery from the global recession continues at a steady but frustratingly slow pace. Unemployment remains high in many global labor markets, and jobs growth—for the most part—seems stalled as employers continue to navigate an uncertain economic environment.

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Leading in the Human Age

February 2013

Companies today must prepare for one certainty—uncertainty. Specifically, companies will need to challenge themselves to create profiles for highly resilient and strategic Human Age leaders who can, in turn, build and leverage a collaborative organization. Businesses able to successfully navigate the Human Age and control their destiny are outpacing former competitors, swept along by the forces driving and shaping this era.

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Talent Shortage Survey 2013

January 2013

ManpowerGroup’s eighth annual Talent Shortage Survey found that 35 percent of employers on average report having difficulty filling jobs due to a lack of available talent. This is the highest shortage since the start of the global recession.

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Break the Crisis and Complacency Cycle

May 2012

In the seventh year of a global talent crisis in which more than one third of employers have trouble finding the talent to advance their businesses, companies are becoming complacent about the precarious position they find themselves in as they search for the right employees. As economies around the world improve, the talent crisis will only deepen, making complacency all the more dangerous.

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Experis: Harnessing the Rising Power of Technical Professions

January 2012

The world has entered an era of profound and perpetual change; the Human Age. A new age requires a new way of doing business, with new strategies and new demands for skills. As the IT, finance and engineering sectors transform and continue to lack skilled candidates, there is a growing need for these mission-critical skills and for organizations to unleash the potential of workforces, creating flexible work models that accelerate business success.

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Workforce Strategy Survey: Global Key Findings

September 2010

This research report delivers the results of our 2010 survey on workforce strategy, along with insights on whether organizations' workforce strategies are aligned with their business strategies and if their people are prepared to execute their strategy.

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Is Talent Holding You Back? Designing Workforce Strategy for Sustained Business Growth

September 2010

Even as we emerge from the global recession, with unemployment continuing at high levels, the talent mismatch presents a looming threat to all employers. Even those who are comfortable with where they are now need to consider how their workforce strategy will keep up with the rapidly changing world of work. Will they have the talent they need to drive their business's growth?

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World of Work Trends

January 2010

Following a detailed analysis of the world's shifting trends and dynamics, Manpower Inc. has identified the following megatrends as critical to navigating the changing world of work.

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The Role of Contingent Workers in Workforce Strategy Survey

November 2009

This Manpower research report draws on responses from more than 41,000 employers in 35 countries and territories to learn more about the current role of contingent workers in workforce strategy. Manpower believes that over time, as companies emerge from this recession and ultimately recover, contingent workers will play an ever more strategic role in employers' workforce strategy.

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