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Navigating the Changing World of Work

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Navigating the Changing World of Work

Changing World of Work
Introduction...................................................................................................... 3 Demographics / Talent Mismatch......................................................................5 Individual Choice.............................................................................................. 19 Rise of Customer Sophistication.......................................................................31 Technological Revolutions.................................................................................37 Implications to the World of Work..................................................................... 43 Manpower Inc. Research...................................................................................45 About Manpower Inc........................................................................................ 46

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Introduction
We power the World of Work. We generate power by connecting: • the visions of clients, • the motivations of people, • and what’s now and what’s next in the World of Work. The World of Work trends that we’ve identified are foundational—they’re foundational to how we act, where we invest and where we focus our thought leadership. 3 Navigating the Changing World of Work

Manpower’s pursuit of delivering innovative high-impact workforce solutions to enhance the competitiveness of the organizations and the individuals we serve is anchored in what we know. Based on our local expertise and global reach we know that there is an increasing velocity of change happening every day in the way work is performed. We have identified four megatrends impacting the World of Work. We didn’t stumble upon these trends, but researched them with intense curiosity.

The Demographics and Talent Mismatch is the conundrum that both individuals and companies are feeling right now. As the working age population declines and companies are looking for talent, they’re looking in a much more specific way, yet individuals are also being more selective when they can. Individual Choice is creeping in wherever possible. Individuals are exercising their choice as they realize they have the power to opt for or against

a given job, which in turn is requiring companies to think differently about how they attract, retain and stay relevant to an ever select group of talented individuals. Rising Customer Sophistication is happening across the board. The transparency and velocity of information exchange throughout the entire value chain is creating innovation and tension at every level within that chain.

Technological Revolutions are at the heart of almost all of this. Having the power to change where, when and how we work, enabling organizations and individuals to be more agile and innovative is happening on a daily basis and we’ve only seen the tip of the iceberg. The World of Work trends are foundational—they’re foundational to how we act, where we invest and where we focus our thought leadership. They are drivers of secular

growth at the core of our business as well as in our specialty areas and outcomebased solutions. It is our grasp of these trends that gives us the confidence that we are addressing our clients and candidates with real solutions – solutions that are practical, adaptable and flexible.

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and Talent Mismatch
Demographic and economic shifts are accelerating the talent mismatch. The pressure to find the right skills in the right place at the right time will increase as working age populations decline, economies rebound, emerging markets rise, and the nature of work shifts.

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Teachable Fit
As the talent mismatch grows more severe,...
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