In the most recent issue, FORTUNE Magazine has released the results of their annual Most Admired Companies list for 2011. They break down the list by industry and, of course, we will focus our attention on the Temporary Help sector.
Guess who won?
If you guessed last year’s winner, Robert Half International, you would be wrong. This year’s winner was last year’s runner-up: Manpower.
It is no surprise that Manpower was ranked #1, frankly. They have been on the list for nine consecutive years. The name Manpower has become synonymous with temporary help, much like Kleenex owns the tissue market. With the staffing industry “going global” like it has been for the last few years, Manpower’s global outreach is unlike any other.
Jeffrey A. Joerres, Manpower Inc. Chairman and CEO echoes those sentiments: “What differentiates us in the marketplace is our ability to leverage our global footprint, our thought leadership and our understanding of the power of human potential to provide high-impact solutions to help those we serve achieve more than they imagined.”
Enough about the winner already! You want to know who got the honorable mentions!
#3) Adecco Group
#4) Randstad Holding
#5) SFN Group (Spherion, Technisource, Tatum, The Mergis Group, SourceRight)
FORTUNE Magazine’s #1 ranked admired company overall is… wait for it… Apple. They have been named the most admired company for the fourth consecutive year after dethroning GE in 2008.
I know, you’re shocked. You can go ahead and pick your jaw up off the floor now.