ManpowerGroup's annual Supplier Diversity Roundtable strengthens partnerships with diverse business
ManpowerGroup's 11th annual Supplier Diversity Roundtable concludes today in Milwaukee. The event brought together more than 100 diverse suppliers from across the United States including minority, veteran, LGBT, small, and women-owned staffing and procurement businesses. The roundtable is an unsurpassed development opportunity for diverse suppliers in the workforce solutions industry.
The company said, "ManpowerGroup was among the first in the workforce solutions industry to commit to a fully engaged supplier diversity initiative. We view supplier diversity as an essential business strategy, and the roundtable underscores the depth of our commitment to developing our suppliers and ensuring our clients benefit from our diverse network," said Kip Wright, senior vice president, ManpowerGroup Solutions and member of the ManpowerGroup supplier diversity executive steering committee. "Every year attendees tell us the roundtable helps them make deeper connections with us and their peers, and provides best practices that enable them to take their workforce solutions offerings to the next level."
The day-and-a-half roundtable included sessions with ManpowerGroup leaders and industry experts covering topics like health care, the talent shortage and business growth strategies. In addition, ManpowerGroup hosted an awards dinner to recognize winners of the ManpowerGroup Supplier Excellence Award. Suppliers earn the award based on exceptional performance in overall spend and number of accounts, performance metrics and overall partnership.
"The success of our diverse supplier partners is the driver of our combined ability to deliver industry-leading workforce management programs," said Wright. "The ManpowerGroup Supplier Excellence Awards recognize our partners who have gone above and beyond in accelerating their growth and profitability while meeting our shared business goals."
The 2013 ManpowerGroup Supplier Excellence Award honorees are:
• Employment Plus
• Industrial Staffing Services Inc.
• Spectraforce Technologies Inc.
• SVAM International, Inc.
• USM Business Systems Inc.
• Victory Personnel Services, Inc.