U.S. Labor Market Roars Back, Adding 222,000 Jobs in June
The New York Times, 7/7/17
By Patricia Cohen
… As Michael Stull, senior vice president at the staffing company Manpower North America, put it: “The job market is like driving on a Friday afternoon in the summer. We keep moving forward but not nearly as fast as we’d like to.”
There’s still one giant problem with the US jobs picture
By Jeff Cox
… “I would characterize the market as OK but not great,” Michael Stull, senior vice president at job placement firm Manpower North America, said as the Street celebrated Friday’s much better than expected June nonfarm payrolls report. “I would feel a little bit better if some of the contradicting numbers of low unemployment rates and low wage growth were more in line with each other,” he added.
Economists React to the June Jobs Report: ‘Doing Well Enough’
The Wall Street Journal, 7/7/17
By Sarah Chaney
“Typically when low unemployment is paired with a low participation rate, workers should see wages increase. But in our slow-growth market we are seeing them stagnate, which is not good news.” —Michael Stull, Manpower North America
The Best (And Worst) Cities For Jobs This Summer
By Lauren Sonnenberg
… ManpowerGroup compiles a report every quarter after conducting 11,000 interviews in the top 100 metropolitan areas in all 50 states. Employers are asked their hiring plans for the upcoming quarter. This aligns with job trends across the country. The survey noted positive hiring in all four regions in the U.S. The job hiring outlook in durable goods manufacturing is the highest it has been in over nine years, reported Manpower Senior Vice President Michael Stull.
Will Trump’s apprenticeship executive order close the skills gap in America?
FOX Business, 6/15/17
By Liz Claman
Jonas Prising, ManpowerGroup Chairman & CEO and Blake Moret, Rockwell Automation CEO, on President Trump’s executive order to expand apprenticeship programs and how the two companies are teaming up to provide veterans with high-skills training.
The 11 countries where you’re most likely to get a job in 2017
Business Insider, 3/22/17
By Lianna Brinded
… According to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey released this month, companies from 39 of 43 countries surveyed said they anticipate increasing their headcounts, with the strongest hiring intentions coming out of Asia and Eastern Europe.
Working from home, with serious interruptions
By Alina Dizik
… As companies struggle to retain talent — especially younger workers — even larger firms are more understanding of the issues that crop up in a work-from-home setup, says Chris Layton, a managing director at Manpower Group, a global human resource consulting firm in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the US. It’s not so different, he contends, as the adjustments you have to make when you’re working with people in different parts of the world. “The traditional model is shifting,” he says.
How to Leverage People Analytics to Improve the Bottom Line
HR Tech Outlook, 3/9/17
By Mary Anderson
Like many HR practitioners, you’ve likely been reading about people analytics and know that many companies are investing serious resources to develop their analytics capabilities. You might be wondering how you can possibly get where you need to be because your company, like many others, struggles to get meaningful data–both quickly and accurately.
Lifelong learning is becoming an economic imperative
The Economist, 1/14/16
By Andrew Palmer
… Perhaps employers themselves are not sure what kind of expertise they need. But it could also be that training budgets are particularly vulnerable to cuts when the pressure is on. Changes in labour-market patterns may play a part too: companies now have a broader range of options for getting the job done, from automation and offshoring to using self-employed workers and crowdsourcing. “Organisations have moved from creating talent to consuming work,” says Jonas Prising, the boss of Manpower, an employment consultancy.
Outlook for early 2017 shows good jobs still hard to find
By Jeff Cox
Economic and market enthusiasm has been on the rise, but hiring plans remain muted, as shown by a survey of more than 11,000 employers. The net portion of companies expecting to increase their hiring in the first quarter of 2017 actually is slightly lower than it has been for anytime during 2016, according to results from ManpowerGroup’s employment outlook survey released Tuesday.
Human Resources Executive, 12/5/16
By Carol Patton
More retirees are returning to work than ever before, and experts say more employers are tapping into this growing segment to solve their talent shortages. … “We see some very innovative, forward-thinking employers who are actively reaching out to this population as a source of talent,” says Kate Donovan, who serves as senior vice president and president of global recruitment process outsourcing at ManpowerGroup Solutions in Boston. “But at this point, those innovative employers are fewer rather than [many].”
Annual Women’s Job Seminar draws crowd to ManpowerGroup HQ
Milwaukee Business Journal, 11/11/16
By Todd Bragstad
ManpowerGroup staff and area volunteers were on hand Thursday to offer job coaching and career advice to more than 100 local women at the 10th annual Milwaukee Women’s Job Seminar at ManpowerGroup’s global headquarters in downtown Milwaukee.
Employers Are Facing the Worst Talent Shortage Since 2007
By Roy Maurer
Employers across the globe are facing the most acute talent shortage since the Great Recession, according to ManpowerGroup’s latest Talent Shortage Survey. Of the more than 42,300 employers surveyed, 40 percent cited hiring difficulties—the highest level since 2007 (41 percent) and up from 38 percent in 2015.
Reality Check: U.S. Sept. Jobs Demand Strong, Recruiters Say
Market News International, 10/6/16
By Jon Hurdle
In the northeastern region of the recruiting chain Manpower, billing volume was 20% higher at the end of September than at the start of the month – the strongest monthly growth rate so far this year – driven largely by demand for financial services employees, said Betty Gooding, regional vice president, who oversees the company’s activities in New York and New England.
Continuous candidates: Report reveals employees are always searching for their next job opportunity
Retaining employees can be hard, especially employees who are always on the move. Known as “Continuous Candidates,” more than one-third (37%) of employees across the globe are always looking for their next job opportunity, according to a global study of job seekers conducted by ManpowerGroup Solutions.
Earning and Learning
The Global Recruiter, September 2016
By Kip Wright
College or cash? Learn or earn? It’s hard to prepare for the world of work when it’s changing so fast. By some estimates, up to 65 per cent of the jobs Generation Z will perform don’t even exist yet. Add to that the fact that 38 per cent of employers tell us they’re already having difficulties finding people with the right skills to fill open jobs, and it is clear that workforce development is one of the major challenges of our times. To meet it, we’ll need workers who are hungry to learn, and employers who are committed to helping them.
Metro Milwaukee has strong hiring outlook, ManpowerGroup survey shows
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 6/13/16
By Rick Romell
With another strong showing in the long-running Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, metropolitan Milwaukee continues to be a stronghold of business hiring optimism.
What Motivates The World’s Job Hunters In 2016?
By Karsten Strauss
… According to a recently released report from Milwaukee-based staffing giant, ManpowerGroup, the prime motivators are what you’d expect, but people in different locations around the world tend to weigh certain job factors differently as they search for new positions.
CNN Interview with ManpowerGroup Chairman & CEO Jonas Prising
CNN International, 2/8/16
By Nina dos Santos
CNN’s Nina dos Santos discusses the US jobs report and the position of the US compared with the rest of the world with Jonas Prising, CEO of ManpowerGroup.
Millennial Women Believe They’ll Close the Gender Gap in Executive Jobs
By Lisa Petrillo
Female Millennials overwhelmingly believe that their generation will be the one to move more women into business leadership positions, according to a new study by ManpowerGroup, released Dec. 3. Male and female executives tend to agree that there remains a stubborn gender gap in top jobs, according to the survey of 222 business leaders from 25 countries, conducted between August and September.
Where The Jobs Will (And Won’t) Be In 2016
By Susan Adams
If you hope to land a job early next year, where in the U.S. will you find the most vibrant employment market? According to the latest Employment Outlook Survey from Milwaukee-based staffing giant ManpowerGroup, the No. 1 spot for the second year in a row is the Cape Coral, FLA “Metropolitan Statistical Area,” or MSA, a city designation coined by the Office of Management and Budget. The Cape Coral MSA, on Florida’s west coast 160 miles from Miami, includes Fort Myers.
US job openings slip in October; hiring, quits rise
Associated Press, 12/8/15
By Christopher S. Rugaber
Other surveys indicate that companies intend to keep hiring at a solid clip early next year. Staffing agency ManpowerGroup said in a separate report Tuesday that 20 percent of 11,000 employers it surveyed expect to add workers in the first quarter of 2016. The company’s hiring index reached the highest level for a first quarter since the beginning of 2007 just before the recession, ManpowerGroup said.
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#wewant remix: Moto 360 Smartwatch
By Nick Barth
Smartwatches have never really interested me. The idea of having a conversation through my wrist is a definite no. I saw an ad for a Moto 360, though, and it swayed me enough to give it a shot. I reached out to Verizon and they let me test drive one for a month. So how is it, really?
Concordia University students Share a Meal to help others
Students are using their pre-paid meal program to help out the homeless.
Aretha Franklin’s favorite piano finds a new home at Concordia University
By Jenn McKee
Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin may now have reason to re-visit one of her hits, “Until You Come Back to Me,” while thinking of the piano she’s long favored for performances and recordings, since Concordia University recently purchased that very same Yamaha C7 concert grand.
Knowing your family history of breast cancer is important
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7/11/13
By Minerva Cornejo
So often, we hear stories about celebrities dealing with breast cancer and their personal journeys with this devastating disease. Most recently, actress Angelina Jolie, who lost her mother to breast cancer years ago, chose to have a preventative mastectomy. …