Social Innovation Stories

Manpower Group

Hire, Train, Deploy

With its ‘Hire, Train, Deploy’ program, ManpowerGroup accompanies aspirant IT specialists from the education bench to the workplace doorstep, making sure they bring in the right skills and expertise that companies need.

  • #Skills

The challenge

In a world searching for IT talent, even the most recent university graduates lack practical hands-on skills training that could close the gap between job applicants and job requirements. At the same time, demand is so great that with guidance some individuals are changing careers, reskilling and increasing their earning potential.

Solution

Starting in 2015, ManpowerGroup developed the “Hire-Train-Deploy” program. First, talents were spotted in engineering college. Then, selected ones went to a residential training school for an intensive 40-day boot camp. Training focused on soft skills (leadership, communications, creativity, problem solving) and most advanced technical training (Java, Oracle, CICS, C++, Informatica and Blue Prism).

Key numbers

1500

participants enrolled in training center

97

% of participants found a job after the program

50

% of participants were female

Outcomes
  • Helping young professionals moving into high-paying, growth-oriented jobs
  • Enhancing gender parity and wage equality
Country/ies of implementation