Majority of Employees Don’t Find Job Satisfying

Job satisfaction is low among employed North Americans, according to a survey by Right Management, the talent and career management experts within ManpowerGroup. The survey found 19 percent of respondents were satisfied with their current position, while 16 percent were somewhat satisfied. In contrast, 21 percent of respondents were somewhat unsatisfied and 44 percent were unsatisfied. Right […]

Strategies to Improve Employability Skills of Youth

Staffing firm ManpowerGroup recently released white paper addressing the growing regional and global problem of youth unemployment. “Today’s youth face multiple remediable barriers to building employability skills. They lack skills, experience and credentials relevant to the workplace; resources to help inform career choices; and a lack of available entry-level jobs that lead to meaningful careers,” said Jeffrey A. […]

Employers More Confident About Hiring

Hiring optimism among U.S. employers has gained momentum as positive outlooks were reported broadly across all industries and geographies, according to the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey for Q2 2012. U.S. employers have conveyed a positive outlook for 10 straight quarters, according to the survey. “We’re seeing improvement in the labor market, but job creation is not occurring fast […]

Hiring Activity to Remain Stable or Improve, Survey Finds

 Hiring activity in the majority of the world’s labor markets is expected to remain relatively stable or improve from three months ago, according to global staffing firm ManpowerGroup‘s recently released second-quarter 2012 Manpower Employment Outlook Survey. These results suggests added stability in an environment where employers continue to struggle with fluctuating demand. The services sector continues to be the […]

How to Retain Top Talent

Global staffing firm ManpowerGroup recently released a research paper, “Hire and Retain the Best Talent With Success Mapping,” that looks at the core workplace skills and competencies driving the talent shortage and makes recommendations for how employers can retain top talent. “Employers must upgrade one-dimensional job descriptions and supplement them with detailed competency requirements and a framework for how […]