CONTACT: Mohammad-Ali Kashif [email protected]THE NEW AGE OF TECH TALENTEXPERIS RELEASES NEW REPORT SHOWING ‘SOFT SKILLS ARE THE NEW POWER SKILLS’Research demonstrates employers need to be more creative and innovative in their talent strategy approachKUALA LUMPUR, June 15, 2022-- While IT skills needs are evolving faster than ever, and specialized technology talent is at a premium, soft critical skills, aka ‘power skills’ are being neglected in the recruitment and resourcing process. Despite continued talk of the crucial nature of upskilling and reskilling, the latent potential remains untapped among workers in the middle of the tech talent pyramid.‘The New Age of Tech Talent,’ a report from Experis, a global leader in IT professional resourcing and managed services and part of ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN), finds that employers need to be more creative and agile in their talent strategy – both inside and outside their organizations. The research suggests that HR leaders should be guided by workforce data, a clear talent philosophy, and a willingness to experiment.“The IT sector is growing quickly," said Jonas Prising, Chairman and CEO of ManpowerGroup. “While there is an acute demand for highly technical candidates, great potential lies within adaptable generalists' candidates that is frequently untapped. This can be detrimental as the soft skills these individuals possess are often the most challenging to find. Companies can look within to fully explore workforce potential and reskill employees to fill gaps and meet their talent needs.”When asked why they were having difficulty filling tech roles, 34% of hiring managers said candidates did not have the right technical skills, 32% said they didn’t have the right relevant experience, and 27% said they didn’t have the right soft skills. The research also cites that 22% of hiring managers have the greatest difficulty finding IT project managers, followed by cybersecurity analysts, software developers, and AI/machine learning specialists (all 20%). The top soft skills employers report are in demand for tech roles include Critical Thinking & Analysis, Creativity & Originality, Reasoning & Problem-Solving, Reliability & Self Discipline, and Resilience & Adaptability.*Ger Doyle, Head of Experis, Digital & Business Innovation adds, “Regardless of sector, the conversation about the technology skills gap often focuses on the most senior and junior roles and ignores existing talent who have strong technical skills and an intuitive sense of the business but may lack exposure to emerging technologies and a roadmap for their future career development.”With so many organizations competing to recruit IT, workers, from the same talent pool, there is a golden opportunity for employers to look further afield. Often, candidates are overlooked because they lack traditional qualifications. Further, recruiting strategies that embrace greater gender and ethnic diversity are also significant in the search for the right IT talent.Findings published in ‘The New Age of Tech Talent’ are based on a survey of 40,000 employers in 40 countries and reveal organizations are accelerating investment in technology and prioritizing Cyber Security (46%), Internet of Things (IoT), (44%) E-Commerce platforms (43%) and Cloud Computing (41%).*The report underscores four ways organizations can bring new thinking to life:Open the Middle: One in five organizations globally is having trouble finding skilled tech talent, and IT/data skills are the most difficult to find for 30% of organizations. Companies need to increasingly look inward to fill the roles they need, taping workforce potential and reskilling employees to fill gaps and meet the challenges ahead.Find the Hidden Talent: The reality of the technology sector is that employers need to be more adaptable, unlock new sources of talent, and recruit based on potential, not necessarily past experience. Traditional approaches focused on filtering candidates according to qualifications. and experiences may not identify those recruits who have the raw qualities that employers require.Trust the Data Strategy: To get better results from recruitment, retention, and HR strategies companies can leverage data-analytics tools to make better decisions and reduce attrition. As one in three organizations globally plans to invest more in AI technology including machine learning, over the next year, aptitude and personality assessment tools will enable more effective hiring decisions.Lead with Confidence: Companies guided by culture and values will be those that best adapt to the new workforce reality and win the war on talent. Significantly, 7 in 10 workers say having leaders that they can trust, and follow is essential to them, and 2 in 3 want to work for organizations that share their values. As part of ManpowerGroup’s commitment to be a creator of talent at scale and improving employability and prosperity for all, Experis Academy helps companies to preskill, upskill, and reskill in-demand tech workers and many others at speed and scale – matching them to meaningful, sustainable jobs while helping them grow their skillsets for the future.ABOUT MANPOWERGROUP ManpowerGroup® (NYSE: MAN), the leading global workforce solutions company, helps organizations transform in a fast-changing world of work by sourcing, assessing, developing, and managing the talent that enables them to win. We develop innovative solutions for hundreds of thousands of organizations every year, providing them with skilled talent while finding meaningful, sustainable employment for millions of people across a wide range of industries and skills. Our expert family of brands – Manpower, Experis, and Talent Solutions – creates substantially more value for candidates and clients across more than 75 countries and territories and has done so for over 70 years. We are recognized consistently for our diversity – as the best place to work for Women, Inclusion, Equality, and Disability, and in 2022 ManpowerGroup was named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies for the 13th year – all confirming our position as the brand of choice for in-demand talent.
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Press Release | Humans Wanted, Robots Need You: Record Number of Employers Globally Plan to Increase or Maintain Headcount as a Result of Automation
Contact:Name: Mohammad KashifPhone: +60 3 2087 0132Email [email protected]% of employers globally plan to increase or maintain headcount as a result of automationOrganizations that are investing in digital and shifting tasks to robots are creating most jobsUpskilling is on the rise, 84% of companies plan to upskill their workforce by 2020, up from just 21% in 2011Kuala Lumpur (30 January 2019) – Robot workers replacing human jobs – the debate of the decade. In reality, the opposite looks true. ManpowerGroup's (NYSE: MAN) report Humans Wanted: Robots Need You found that more employers than ever - 87% - plan to increase or maintain headcount as a result of automation for the third consecutive year. ManpowerGroup surveyed 19,000 employers in 44 countries on the impact of automation on job growth in the next two years. For the full findings click here: https://www.manpowergroup.com/workforce-insights/world-of-work/skills-revolution-seriesCompanies that are digitizing are growing, and that growth is producing more and new kinds of jobs. Organizations that are already automating tasks and progressing their digital transformation are most confident of increasing headcount. Global talent shortages are at a 12-year high and new skills are appearing as fast as others disappear. More companies are planning to build talent than ever before, and this trend shows no sign of slowing. Eighty-four percent of employers plan to upskill their workforce by 2020."The focus on robots eliminating jobs is distracting us from the real issue," said Jonas Prising, ManpowerGroup Chairman & CEO. "More and more robots are being added to the workforce, but humans are too. Tech is here to stay and it's our responsibility as leaders to become Chief Learning Officers and work out how we integrate humans with machines. Learning today cannot be done as it was in the past. That's why at ManpowerGroup we're reskilling people from declining industries like textiles for jobs in high growth industries including cyber security, advanced manufacturing and autonomous driving. If we focus on practical steps to upskill people at speed and at scale, organizations and individuals really can befriend the machines."The Humans Wanted report also found that demand for IT skills is growing significantly and with speed; 16% of companies expect to increase headcount in IT, five times more than those expecting a decrease. Production and manufacturing employers anticipate the most change in headcount, 25% say they will employ more people in the next year, while 20% say they will employ less. Growth will come in front line and customer facing roles too – all requiring human skills such as communication, negotiation, leadership and adaptability.Humans Wanted: Robots Need You provides practical recommendations and best practice examples from around the world to help organizations upskill their people and become more agile with the right combination of building, buying, borrowing and bridging talent.About ManpowerGroup ManpowerGroup® (NYSE: MAN), the leading global workforce solutions company, helps organizations transform in a fast-changing world of work by sourcing, assessing, developing and managing the talent that enables them to win. We develop innovative solutions for hundreds of thousands of organizations every year, providing them with skilled talent while finding meaningful, sustainable employment for millions of people across a wide range of industries and skills. Our expert family of brands – Manpower®, Experis®, Right Management® and ManpowerGroup® Solutions – creates substantially more value for candidates and clients across 80 countries and territories and has done so for 70 years. In 2018, ManpowerGroup was named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies for the ninth year and one of Fortune's Most Admired Companies for the sixteenth year, confirming our position as the most trusted and admired brand in the industry. See how ManpowerGroup is powering the future of work: www.manpowergroup.com
Press Release | Is the ‘9-5’ Job Done? People Are Looking to New Ways of Working
Contact:Name: Mohammad Kashif Phone: +60 3 2087 0132 Email [email protected] ManpowerGroup Sheds Light on What Workers Want and the Rise of NextGen Work Eighty-seven percent of people are open to NextGen WorkNextGen work is a choice (81 percent) not a last resort (19 percent)It’s not just for Millennials - cash, control and skills development are priorities for allMeaningful work and employer appreciation are valued more by Boomers than any other generationKuala Lumpur (15 October 2017) – Research released today by ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN), reveals a new era of work in which flexibility and balance are in and the traditional ‘9-5 job for life’ is out. Findings from #GigResponsibly: The Rise of NextGen Work – a global survey of 9,500 people in 12 countries – identifies a shift towards new ways of getting work done, that works for people and business. ManpowerGroup asked people how they want to work, what motivates them and their views on NextGen Work. Boosting their bank account (38 percent), developing new skills (33 percent) and having more control over their schedule (32 percent) are top reasons why NextGen Work - part-time, freelance, contract, temporary or independent contract work - is on the rise. More than 80 percent of workers say NextGen Work is a choice, not a last resort, and builds resilience for less predictable futures.Read the full report here: #GigResponsibly: The Rise of NextGen Work https://www.manpowergroup.com/workforce-insights/world-of-work/gig-responsibly-the-next-gen-at-work“Much of the jobs growth in the last 10-15 years has occurred in non-traditional, alternative ways of working,” said Jonas Prising, Chairman & CEO, ManpowerGroup. “What people want is changing. They are working longer, learning more and seeking a better balance between work and home. Not everyone wants to engage only as a full-time employee and organizations don’t always want that either. We need to enable NextGen Work. In a world of accelerating change, it will be learnability, adaptable skills and new ways of working that will provide career security, opportunity for growth and prosperity for individuals and nations alike.”The vast majority of workers (87 percent), spanning five generations and both genders, are open to NextGen Work for their next or future position, but their motives vary.Men are just as likely as women to look for flexibility to spend time with family (both 29 percent) and to seek a less stressful environment (21 percent vs 22 percent).Younger Millennials (age 18-24) prize pay, learning and career advancement. By their late 20s, over 60% of Millennials have had the same number of jobs as the majority of their parents.Boomers (age 50-65) are choosing encore careers that provide meaningful work and balance. Pay is a lower priority for them than other generations, while the desire for employer appreciation increases with age.NextGen Work is a global phenomenon. Emerging markets like India and Mexico are leading the way with the greatest openness to freelance, contract, temporary or independent contract work (97 percent), with mature markets – including the U.S. (94 percent) and UK and Australia - close behind (90 and 92 percent respectively). Germany, Netherlands and Japan are more resistant to NextGen Work.#GigResponsibly: The Rise of NextGen Work highlights how labor market dynamics are shifting rapidly. Jonas Prising, ManpowerGroup Chairman & CEO, spoke at the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (4 October 2017) on “The Future of Work: Making Decent Work a Reality.” He talked of the rising global demand for NextGen Work, what workers want, and what business, education and government can do to enable NextGen. About ManpowerGroupManpowerGroup® (NYSE: MAN), the leading global workforce solutions company, helps organizations transform in a fast-changing world of work by sourcing, assessing, developing and managing the talent that enables them to win. We develop innovative solutions for over 400,000 clients and connect 3+ million people to meaningful, sustainable work across a wide range of industries and skills. Our expert family of brands – Manpower®, Experis®, Right Management® and ManpowerGroup® Solutions – creates substantially more value for candidates and clients across 80 countries and territories and has done so for nearly 70 years. In 2017, ManpowerGroup was named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies for the seventh consecutive year and one of Fortune's Most Admired Companies, confirming our position as the most trusted and admired brand in the industry. See how ManpowerGroup is powering the future of work: www.manpowergroup.com