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Acquisition Expands ManpowerGroup’s Search Capability

Acquisition Expands ManpowerGroup’s Specialist Search Capability

NEW ZEALAND (8 May 2014): ManpowerGroup New Zealand has expanded its footprint in the NZ professional resourcing market through its acquisition of Global Career Link and Global Attract (Global), a leader with niche skills in IT & Finance/Accounting complementing the current Experis practice.

The acquisition is part of a global strategy by ManpowerGroup’s brand Experis to purchase specialist practices in professional search. It’s the second acquisition ManpowerGroup has made in the Australia/New Zealand market in the last six months.

Lincoln Crawley, Managing Director of ManpowerGroup Australia and New Zealand, said the acquisition of Global aligns with the Experis brand focus on specialist, professional resourcing with a major focus on IT.

“This acquisition provides increased growth potential in international recruitment through ManpowerGroup’s Borderless Talent portal, leveraging Global’s already established international candidate pipeline” Mr Crawley said.

Led by CEO David Newick, Global have long standing client relationships through sourcing and recruiting quality IT and Finance/Accounting candidates across Australia and New Zealand, for both permanent and contractor assignments.

The international candidate pipeline is managed by founder and owner Bernie Kelly. The business assists professionals to move between the New Zealand, Australian and United Kingdom job markets. The business places equal emphasis on encouraging professional expats to return and migrants to move to New Zealand and Australia to address the skill shortage currently faced by employers.

Both Mr Kelly and Mr Newick said the alignment will bring many benefits for Global’s employees, candidates and clients.

“ManpowerGroup understands that accessing and retaining highly skilled professionals is crucial for employers in the NZ market, and the company’s philosophy is very similar to ours – they don’t see recruitment as simply ‘filling a job order’, but seek to establish long term relationships with all stakeholders by delivering sustainable value.”

“After fourteen years in the industry, this move will provide us with access to a large, international network of resources, greater reach in both local and global markets, while still retaining our brand and deep vertical expertise. Additionally, the combination of this expertise and ManpowerGroup’s experience in delivering outcome based solutions significantly expands our service portfolio beyond permanent and contract recruitment. All of this improves our services for clients and candidates,” Mr Kelly said.

“The agreement will enable Global to retain their local brands, management and delivery teams while coming under the Experis brand of the ManpowerGroup umbrella, so day-to-day it will be business as usual,” Mr Newick said.

“This is the continuation of an exciting phase for ManpowerGroup ANZ following the acquisition of safesearch a HSE specialist in Australia in November 2013. It compliments our organic growth through selective acquisitions under Experis delivering a broader range of specialist capabilities together with strong returns and we will be continuing to look for further opportunities,” Mr Crawley said.

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About ManpowerGroup

ManpowerGroup™ (NYSE: MAN) is the world leader in innovative workforce solutions that ensure the talent sustainability of the world’s workforce for the good of companies, communities, countries, and individuals themselves. Specialising in solutions that help organisations achieve business agility and workforce flexibility, ManpowerGroup leverages its 65 years of world of work expertise to create the work models, design the people practices and access the talent sources its clients need for the future. From staffing, recruitment, workforce consulting, outsourcing and career management to assessment, training and development, ManpowerGroup delivers the talent to drive the innovation and productivity of organisations in a world where talentism is the dominant economic system. Every day, ManpowerGroup connects more than 630,000 people to work and builds their experience and employability through its relationships with 400,000 clients across 80 countries and territories. ManpowerGroup’s suite of solutions is offered through ManpowerGroup™ Solutions, Manpower®, Experis™ and Right Management®. ManpowerGroup was named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the fourth consecutive year in 2014, confirming its position as the most trusted brand in the industry. See how ManpowerGroup makes powering the world of work humanly possible at www.manpowergroup.com.

About Global

Global is an international career management business that has helped over 28,000 jobseekers look for jobs in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom over the past 14 years. For more information visit the website: http://www.globalcareerlink.com and http://www.globalattract.co.nz
Global Attract is the NZ recruitment brand which assists New Zealand’s leading employers to attract and hire hard to find talent through unique access to an engaged community of local and international talent.

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