Manpower a world leader in the employment services industry and strategic partner of the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, released a paper today titled, “The Underworked Solution: Women and the Talent Crunch.” The paper calls for the increased engagement of women in the global workforce as a key component of long-term economic growth and sustainable development.
“To ensure the best possible chance of success in the post-crisis world, employers and governments must look ahead to the challenges of tomorrow, and explore how to expand their workforces,” said Barbara Beck, Manpower Inc. President of EMEA, who is also a member of the Women’s Programme of the World Economic Forum. “The most effective companies have organized themselves to maximize the role of women in their top leadership.” Beck joins David Arkless, President – Global Corporate and Government Affairs, and Mara Swan, Executive Vice President – Global Strategy and Talent, on the Manpower Davos delegation.
“The role of women in the workforce has been on many corporate agendas for some time, and it has yet to be resolved,” said Jeff Joerres, Manpower Inc. Chairman and CEO. “One of our goals at Davos is to elevate the dialogue around the impact of positively addressing this under tapped talent pool.”