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ManpowerGroup Named One of InformationWeek Top 250 Innovators for Second Consecutive Year

Right Management's Outplacement Solution Sees Innovative Workforce Solutions Provider Only Company in Industry to be recognized in Top 250 of Prestigious InformationWeek 500

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN), the world leader in innovative workforce solutions, today announced that for the second consecutive year it has been named one of the Top 250 Innovators on the InformationWeek 500, the 24th annual InformationWeek magazine list of the most innovative users of business technology.

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ManpowerGroup was named in 130th position and was the only company in the industry to be recognized as one of the Top 250 Innovators. The InformationWeek 500 ranking is unique among corporate rankings as it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders and recognizes business technology teams that have made a notable improvement to how their companies operate. 

ManpowerGroup's ability to embrace innovation and help our clients and candidates to help them navigate a volatile and unpredictable World of Work environment is what sets us apart in the industry," said Denis Edwards, ManpowerGroup Global Chief Information Officer. "I would like to congratulate Joe Catrino, CIO of Right Management, and his team for demonstrating ManpowerGroup's ability to deliver innovative workforce solutions which are recognized as the best in the business."

Right Management, the global leader in talent and career management workforce solutions within ManpowerGroup, introduced a new leading edge global outplacement solution, RightChoice® providing employers scalable service options. A critical component of the solution is RightEverywhere® a state of the art web portal offering employees the flexibility to engage services in Right Management offices, virtually or wherever they are. Leveraging this innovative technology for outplacement is unique in the industry with its global scope coupled with localized content reflecting cultural and language nuances. The technology is designed to be customizable, facilitate social media and networking, available 24/7 with a host of learning resources and tools to help former employees connect to the people, knowledge and opportunities needed to achieve their career goals.  

"The InformationWeek 500 has recognized the most innovative users of business technology for 24 years, and this year's innovations were particularly impressive," said InformationWeek Editor in Chief Rob Preston, "What the editors looked for are unconventional approaches — new technologies, new models, new ways of grabbing business opportunities and solving complex business problems with IT."

Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at www.informationweek.com/iw500/.

About ManpowerGroup

ManpowerGroup™ (NYSE: MAN), the world leader in innovative workforce solutions, creates and delivers high-impact solutions that enable our clients to achieve their business goals and enhance their competitiveness. With over 60 years of experience, our $22 billion company creates unique time to value through a comprehensive suite of innovative solutions that help clients win in the Human Age. These solutions cover an entire range of talent-driven needs from recruitment and assessment, training and development, and career management, to outsourcing and workforce consulting. ManpowerGroup maintains the world's largest and industry-leading network of nearly 3,900 offices in 80 countries and territories, generating a dynamic mix of an unmatched global footprint with valuable insight and local expertise to meet the needs of its 400,000 clients per year, across all industry sectors, small and medium-sized enterprises, local, multinational and global companies. By connecting our deep understanding of human potential to the ambitions of clients, ManpowerGroup helps the organizations and individuals we serve achieve more than they imagined – because their success leads to our success. And by creating these powerful connections, we create power that drives organizations forward, accelerates personal success and builds more sustainable communities. We help power the world of work. The ManpowerGroup suite of solutions is offered through ManpowerGroup™ Solutions, Manpower®, Experis™ and Right Management®. Learn more about how the ManpowerGroup can help you win in the Human Age at www.manpowergroup.com.

ManpowerGroup is the most trusted brand in the industry, and was once again the only company in our industry to be named to the Ethisphere Institute's 2012 World's Most Ethical Companies list for our proven commitment to ethical business practices, including an outstanding commitment to ethical leadership, compliance practices and corporate social responsibility.

In January 2011, at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, ManpowerGroup announced the world has entered the Human Age, where talent has replaced capital as the key competitive differentiator. This concept of talentism as the new capitalism continues to resonate and was echoed as a core theme of the 2012 Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos. Learn more about this new age at www.manpowergroup.com/humanage

Gain access to ManpowerGroup's extensive thought leadership papers, annual Talent Shortage surveys and the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, one of the most trusted indices of employment activity in the world, via the ManpowerGroup World of Work Insight iPad application. This thought leadership app explores the challenges faced by employers navigating the changing world of work and provides in-depth commentary, analysis, insight and advice on strategies for success. 

Follow ManpowerGroup Chairman and CEO Jeff Joerres on Twitter: twitter.com/manpowergroupjj. Joerres is one of only 20 Fortune 500 CEOs who leverages a Twitter account to get his message out.

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