Manpower Selects 2010 Supplier of Excellence Award Recipients

Manpower's Supplier Diversity Roundtable Reinforces Innovation and Leadership

Oct 18, 2010, 09:43 ET from Manpower

MILWAUKEE, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Manpower announced it has selected three winners of the Supplier of Excellence Awards for 2010.  As part of the company's 8th Annual Supplier Diversity Roundtable held in Milwaukee, the Supplier of Excellence Award is given to companies for outstanding supplier affiliation and customer service. This year's winners are Milwaukee-based Victory Personnel Services, Atlanta-based CorTech LLC, and Portland, Ore.-based Olsa Resources.  All three companies are in the staffing industry and are minority or women-owned businesses.



"Manpower works to develop socially inclusive working environments for the long term," said Jorge Perez, senior vice president of staffing for Manpower in North America.  "We are committed to being the industry leader for supplier diversity initiatives and to identify and encourage future opportunities through partnering and mentoring.  We value and encourage the broad range of perspectives and capabilities diversity brings to job seekers, our clients, our employees and our suppliers.  We are pleased to honor this year's award winners for their excellence in customer service and innovation."

Manpower's Supplier Diversity Roundtable provides a venue for participants to discuss successes and challenges affecting their businesses and identify opportunities to strengthen partnerships.  This year more than 100 diversity suppliers attended the 8th annual event, which included presentations from Manpower and industry leaders on topics such as employment law, workplace trends and social media networks.  The Roundtable also included match-maker sessions where participants were given opportunities to work together to build partnerships and network.

In order to collaborate and share ideas on how to maintain a best-in-class supplier diversity program, Manpower has established a Supplier Diversity Advisory Board comprised of Manpower suppliers and leaders. This group exchanges best practices and market trends in areas including research and development, business strategy and business efficiencies. Through the strengths of the team members, Manpower's Supplier Diversity Program has been able to advance client offerings while increasing supplier opportunities.

"Manpower is committed to diversity in all areas, and we are especially dedicated to making sure our supplier base is well represented by minority and women-owned businesses," said Martha Artiles, Manpower's chief diversity officer.  "Our Supplier Diversity Advisory Board is a key component to our diversity program and helps us to develop relationships, share best practices and study market trends."

Manpower's Supplier Diversity program helps businesses succeed and supports our Global Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives that stand for the dignity of work, employment opportunities for all, ethical and effective business practices, a sustainable environment and successful local communities.

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Manpower Inc. is a world leader in innovative workforce solutions; creating and delivering services that enable its clients to win in the changing world of work. In the United States, Manpower offers a range of services including temporary and contract recruitment, employee assessment and selection, and training. Under the Manpower Professional brand, the company creates ideal employment matches between job seekers and employers in information technology, engineering, finance, healthcare and other business professional arenas. Manpower leverages its expertise in staffing and consulting for the U.S. federal government through Manpower Public Sector, and provides clients with managed service programs, business and recruitment process outsourcing offerings, and other integrated workforce management solutions through Manpower Business Solutions. Manpower is committed to exceeding client expectations, as evidenced by its 2009 Net Promoter Score of 55 percent, significantly above industry average. More information about Manpower is available at or

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