ManpowerGroup will lead discussions at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting this week, asserting that business models and the world of work are feeling the full weight of the impact of the evolution of the Human Age.
This year's WEF theme, The Reshaping of the World: Consequences for Society, Politics and Business, addresses the challenges the world faces from accelerating and converging macroeconomic forces. More than 2,500 participants from almost 100 countries representing business, government, academia and civil society will participate, including more than 40 heads of state.
"ManpowerGroup has been at the forefront of identifying and tracking changing world of work trends for the past 65 years," said Jeffrey A. Joerres, ManpowerGroup chairman and CEO. "In 2014, we're seeing these trends converge, reshaping the world and creating a business environment full of complexity and opportunity. The barometer of success for companies and countries in the Human Age is access to talent.
Joerres will be joined at Davos by Jonas Prising, ManpowerGroup president; Mara Swan, executive vice president, Global Strategy and Talent; and Hans Leentjes, president of Northern Europe. Sessions they will be leading include:
Reimagining Employment, Wednesday, 22 January, 12:00-14:30 CET
This session focuses on solutions to youth unemployment and features leaders from regional governments, academic institutions and other civil society stakeholders.
Gender Parity: From Momentum to Practice, Friday, 24 January, 08:00-10:00 CET
The objective of this session is to take stock of how far gender parity has progressed globally and to create a gender equality strategy for the next 3-5 years that builds on the existing momentum, practices, tools and awareness.
Human Capital Challenges for the 21st Century, Friday, 24 January, 10:30-12:00 CET
This session will explore the critical human capital issues that sit at the intersection of labor supply and demand, which is seeing increasing imbalances.
Solving the Employment Equation, Friday, 24 January, 14:45-15:45 CET
Examining the sectors, skills and policy innovations that can reduce structural unemployment. Dimensions to be addressed include improving employment statistics and skills forecasting, and creating enabling environments for entrepreneurship.