MILWAUKEE, Aug 03, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN), a world leader in innovative workforce solutions, announced today the appointment of Libby Sartain, former chief human resources officer of Yahoo! Inc. and Southwest Airlines, to its board of directors.
"Libby's distinguished 30-year career in human resources will be a great asset to our company as we continue to strengthen our position as a multi-faceted provider of HR Services that complement and expand upon our roots in the staffing industry," said Jeffrey A. Joerres, Manpower Inc. Chairman and CEO. "Libby is a true thought leader in the human resources industry and brings with her an impressive and proven track record of building human resources infrastructures within high-growth organizations."
Sartain, 55, is now an active independent business advisor, conference speaker and author. She advises several start-ups and mature organizations on human resources, employer branding and talent management, and is head of the compensation committee on the board of directors of Peet's Coffee & Tea, Inc.
Sartain holds an MBA in Personnel Administration and Industrial Relations from the University of North Texas and a BBA in Organizational Behavior and Administration from Southern Methodist University. A recognized leader in the human resources profession, Sartain holds honors from high profile industry organizations. Sartain is a Fellow with the National Academy of Human Resources, which is the highest honor an HR executive can achieve; and Human Resources Executive magazine named her as one of the 25 most powerful women in HR in 2005. Sartain is a former board chair of the Society for Human Resources Management and has co-authored HR from the Heart: Inspiring Stories and Strategies for Building the People Side of Great Business, Brand from the Inside: Eight Essentials to Connect Your Employees to Your Business and Brand for Talent: Eight Essentials to Make Your Talent as Famous as Your Brand.
About Manpower Inc.
Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN) is a world leader in innovative workforce solutions; creating and delivering services that enable its clients to win in the changing world of work. With over 60 years' experience, Manpower offers employers a range of solutions and services for the entire employment and business cycle including permanent, temporary and contract recruitment; employee assessment and selection; training; outplacement; outsourcing and consulting. Manpower's worldwide network of 4,000 offices in 82 countries and territories enables the company to meet the needs of its 400,000 clients per year, including small and medium size enterprises in all industry sectors, as well as the world's largest multinational corporations. The focus of Manpower's work is on raising productivity through improved quality, efficiency and cost-reduction across their total workforce, enabling clients to concentrate on their core business activities. Manpower Inc. operates under five brands: Manpower, Manpower Professional, Elan, Jefferson Wells and Right Management. More information on Manpower Inc. is available at www.manpower.com.
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