July 19, 2019 – As companies look to build internal brand awareness and set their sights on establishing and driving their own unique cultures, chief people officers are coming more into vogue. Recently, ManpowerGroup appointed former Molson Coors Brewing Co. veteran Michelle Nettles as chief people and culture officer.
“Michelle is an impressive people leader with extensive experience in global HR and a proven track record in driving a diverse and inclusive culture across multiple countries,” said Jonas Prising, chairman and CEO of ManpowerGroup. “Her vision of employees as consumers together with her passion to broaden and deepen people’s skills and drive strong leadership capability is a great fit for ManpowerGroup as we continue to digitize and transform our business. I’m pleased to welcome Michelle to the ManpowerGroup senior leadership team.”
Ms. Nettles will join on July 29. She is chief people and diversity officer at Molson Coors, and a member of the executive leadership team responsible for strategy, talent optimization and culture. In her 20 years at the company, Ms. Nettles has held various leadership positions across all aspects of human resources including executive compensation, talent management, diversity and inclusion, labor relations and succession planning.
At ManpowerGroup, Ms. Nettles will lead HR and culture across the organization’s 80 countries and territories and across its family of brands and functions – Manpower, Experis, Right Management and ManpowerGroup Solutions.
“I’m delighted to be joining ManpowerGroup at a time when talent and skills are top priorities for organizations, communities and individuals around the world,” said Ms. Nettles. “The purpose of this company – to help people find meaningful work and have sustainable careers in the future – is such a powerful one.”
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“It deeply resonates with who I am and the role of human resources for organizations and society,” she said. “I’m excited to be a part of delivering on this mission and joining a talented team committed to unlocking human potential, growing our people and our business and creating even more value for clients and candidates in the communities in which we operate.”
ManpowerGroup was recently named a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality for the fourth year in a row in the Corporate Equality Index (CEI). CEI is a national benchmarking survey focused on corporate policies and practices awarded by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
“Putting hundreds of thousands of people to work every year is only possible because we embrace diversity of thought, culture and background,” said Chris Rowland, ManpowerGroup’s global diversity officer. “We’re proud to be recognized as a leading employer for LGBTQ equality. We believe businesses have a responsibility to be a positive contributor to societal change, and that means intentionally building diverse and inclusive workplaces. We all have a role to play to ensure people feel comfortable bringing their best selves to work.”
The 2019 CEI rated over 1,000 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBTQ-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive healthcare benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the LGBTQ community. ManpowerGroup scored 100 percent in all of CEI’s criteria.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Andrew W. Mitchell, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media