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Manpower CEO cautions staffing companies

Jeff Joerres, chairman and CEO of Manpower Inc. has cautioned staffing companies not to squander the opportunity they have to shape the post-recession work force and put people back to work.
Our industry has a pivotal role to play as the global economy gathers pace because, as employers continue to hesitate to commit to permanent hires and talent mismatches become more acute, they will look increasingly to the full range of solutions that staffing companies offer, Joerres said in a keynote address delivered at the American Staffing Association Convention in Las Vegas.
Similarly, industry migrants who are looking to return to the labor market in a different sector and workers seeking more flexible work arrangements will gravitate toward employment services companies, who are ideally placed to connect the two for the benefit of employers and employees alike, Joerres said.
The trend for employers to do more with less is set to continue even as the economic environment improves, necessitating a better and faster employer-employee match, more flexible work forces and outsourcing of noncore business functions that employment services companies can provide, Joerres said.
Good people are hard to find, and scarce talent will have the power to exercise choice over where they work, he said.


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