We have our people’s welfare at the heart of our organisation, where we look after ourselves and each other. We continuously evolve our ideas across Manpower to nurture a sustainable wellbeing approach, focussing on how we help ourselves, how we work, and how we engage with each other. We hope you enjoy exploring our new Associate Wellbeing Hub to support your mental and physical health at work.
Statement on Ukraine
Like many of you, we have been watching the terrible events unfold in Ukraine with great concern.
As always at ManpowerGroup, the safety and wellbeing of our people and their families is our top priority. Our CEO, Jonas Prising, published a recent LinkedIn message in which he noted that our teams on the ground in neighbouring countries - in Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia especially, where refugee numbers are greatest - are doing a heroic job.
The Ukraine Manpower business operates as a franchise following our sale of the Russia and Ukraine businesses in January 2022. Regardless of the ownership structure, these teams remain part of our ManpowerGroup family, and our hearts are with them during this tragic period.
Without a doubt, our position is clear - ManpowerGroup stands with Ukraine, with Ukrainian people everywhere, and we stand for peace. We have made a $500,000 donation to aid humanitarian relief efforts through local and global organisations including UNHCR - the UN Refugee Agency. We also have a dedicated UNHCR-MPG donate link to make giving easy and so that we can combine our contributions as a company. Our donations will support non-profit organisations working on the frontline to send more resources, deploy relief items, provide cash assistance to those impacted and support child welfare and protection.
As a longstanding member of the Tent Partnership for Refugees, we have signed a letter of support for solidarity: “Today, we stand up for Ukrainians and all refugees displaced around the world who dream of, one day, returning to a home that is safe, free, and welcoming for all”. We are committed to providing support for their immediate and long term needs to help them settle in places they will call home and providing meaningful and sustainable employment.
We understand this uncertain time may cause feelings of fear and anxiety as we consider the impact of the crisis. We have engaged directly with our Ukrainian national colleagues to offer support, and if you feel you are also directly affected, please talk to your ManpowerGroup contact.
Finally, we are closely monitoring the situation and we will update periodically on important developments.
For now, we stand together hoping for a swift, peaceful, and compassionate resolution.
Wellbeing Calendar of Events
(Recent and upcoming dates)
- National Walking Month (throughout May) arranged by walking charity, Living Streets, National Walking Month encourages people to get outside and add movement to their everyday routine.
- Action on Stroke Month (throughout May) also known as ‘Make May Purple’, the aim is to increase awareness around stroke and stroke prevention while raising funds for research into this condition.
- Skin Cancer Awareness Month (throughout May) raises awareness of the dangers of unprotected sun exposure and how to prevent skin cancer.
- Maternal Mental Health Matters Awareness Week (2nd May - 8th May) a week-long campaign dedicated to talking about mental illness while pregnant or after having a baby. This is a chance to highlight the support and information available to Mothers.
- World Ovarian Cancer Day (8th May) with one woman in the UK dying from ovarian cancer every 2 hours, the day shines a light on the disease and how to help.
- Coeliac UK’s Awareness Week (9th - 15th May) an initiative to educate and inform the public about Coeliac disease.
- Mental Health Awareness Week (9th - 15th May) an opportunity for the UK to focus on achieving good mental health.
- ME Awareness Week (11th - 16th May) ME Awareness Week highlights this chronic illness and how people are living with it.
- Dementia Action Week (16th - 22nd May) organised by the Alzheimer’s Society, this week aims to help improve the lives of those affected by dementia.
- World IBD Day (19th May) World IBD day takes place on the 19th May each year and unites people worldwide in their fight against Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, known as inflammatory bowel diseases.
- World Meditation Day (21st May) a day to encourage people to ‘press pause and reboot’.
- World No Tobacco Day (31st May) world No Tobacco Day is intended to showcase the health problems tobacco can cause and to discourage its use.