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ManpowerGroup: Global Platinum Sponsor of 2014 Candidate Experience Awards

Talent Board and World's Leading Workforce Expert Recognize Employers Who Lead in Providing Applicants With a Positive Candidate Experience

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/26/14 -- Talent Board, a non-profit organization focused on the elevation and promotion of a quality candidate experience, today announced that ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN), the world's workforce expert, will support the 2014 Candidate Experience (CandE) Awards as a Global Platinum Sponsor, sharing its mission of elevating the importance of a positive candidate experience.

Now in its fourth year, the annual CandE Awards is a benchmarking and recognition program that assesses companies' current recruiting practices to identify, celebrate and raise awareness of those strategies that provide job candidates with a consistently outstanding experience. The first and largest program of its kind, the CandE Awards continues to grow and welcome new participants each year, with more than 170 companies registered to participate in the 2014 North American program alone.

"Organizations that want to attract top talent and drive business results must create a positive candidate experience," said Kate Donovan, president of ManpowerGroup's Global Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) Practice. "ManpowerGroup is committed to helping companies raise the quality, productivity and efficiency of their total workforce with the right talent. We are excited to partner with Talent Board to help more organizations understand the value of candidate experience and how to improve it."

In addition to supporting the 2014 CandE Awards through its Global Platinum sponsorship, ManpowerGroup plays a key role in steering the future of the CandEs program through its extensive knowledge of the Human Resources (HR) function. Three of the company's executives currently serve on the Candidate Experience Council, a group dedicated to ensuring Talent Board has access to the latest insight and ideas in the recruiting space. Donovan is a global delegate for the North American council. Sarah Peiker, RPO Practice Lead for EMEA serves on the European council, and Susan Howse, General Manager for ManpowerGroup Solutions Australia serves on the Australia and New Zealand council.

Gerry Crispin, Talent Board member and principal and co-founder of CareerXroads, commented, "Talent Board welcomes the support of organizations that share our passion for improving the candidate experience. It is clear that, through its innovative workforce solutions, ManpowerGroup understands the need for enhanced candidate experience. We look forward to working together to recognize those companies who get the candidate experience right."

The winners of the 2014 CandE Awards will be recognized and celebrated at a special event to be held in Chicago on Thursday, September 18, 2014. Additional information can be accessed at:

About ManpowerGroup
ManpowerGroup™ (NYSE: MAN) has been the world's workforce expert, creating innovative workforce solutions, for more than 65 years. As workforce experts, we connect more than 600,000 men and women to meaningful work across a wide range of skills and industries every day. Through our ManpowerGroup family of brands -- Manpower®, Experis™, Right Management ® and ManpowerGroup™ Solutions -- we help more than 400,000 clients in 80 countries and territories address their critical talent needs, providing comprehensive solutions to resource, manage and develop talent. In 2014, ManpowerGroup was named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies for the fourth 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 makes powering the world of work humanly possible:

About Talent Board
Talent Board is a non-profit organization focused on the elevation and promotion of a quality candidate experience. The organization, awards program and its sponsors are dedicated to recognizing the candidate experience offered by companies throughout the entire recruitment cycle and to forever changing the manner in which job candidates are treated. More information can be accessed at

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