ManpowerGroup, a Milwaukee-based company specializing in
workforce solutions, is advising business leaders to simply
their organizations to accelerate workforce performance in 2014.
comes as the U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics reported the
overall jobless rate fell to 7 percent, the statement said.
plane sitting on the tarmac waiting to take off, 2013 has been a
year of holding steady when it comes to expanding workforces and
investing in operations," said Jeffrey A. Joerres, ManpowerGroup
chairman and CEO. "Ongoing uncertainty has impacted the
traditional risk-reward strategy for growth, and company leaders
are averse to make decisions regarding hiring when there is too
much outside their control.”
to take off in 2014, business leaders need to simplify to
accelerate performance and manage risk to prevent unwanted
outcomes,” he added.
a ManpowerGroup statement, employers need to become increasingly
agile in order to thrive in the marketplace. Workforce agility
is a key driver of business success and employers are
recognizing the benefits of reduced costs and increased
flexibility, the statement said.
and retaining top talent is critical, and the risk of losing
them to the competition must be managed through effective
engagement that drives performance and builds loyalty," Joerres
a recent poll by Right Management, the talent and career
management experts within ManpowerGroup, 83 percent of nearly
900 workers intend to actively seek a new position in 2014. Only
5 percent of those surveyed plan to stay in their current