Manpower Launches Mobile Apps to Connect Recruiters and Candidates

February 1, 2011 ( - Manpower Inc. has launched a suite of mobile talent applications that it says will allow employers and candidates greater interaction, giving clients access to the talented individuals they need to help achieve their business goals, and making it easier for candidates to search for a job.

Manpower’s new applications, the Direct Talent Recruiter Mobile Application, the Direct Talent iPhone Application, and the Direct Talent Candidate Mobile Application, provide features via many different operating systems designed to bridge the gap between candidates and clients. Candidates can apply for a job using “Quick Apply” with their name, email address and telephone number or with their LinkedIn profile. They can also connect quickly and easily with a Manpower branch office, search jobs by employment type — temporary, contract or permanent roles — and location, and receive notifications directly to their iPhone or other smartphones.  

According to a press release, Manpower’s recruiter application provides a way for recruiters to search for and contact candidates or applicants. They can search for candidates using keywords and by location, view resumes, contact candidates and create requests for talent. The application increases the percentage of client-candidate matches by broadening the talent pool, reduces the time to satisfy clients’ needs by making the search and match process available anywhere, anytime, and increases the percentage of accurate placements by finding more qualified candidates.  

Soon to be rolled out in multiple countries, the press release said, Manpower Canada’s Web-based video interviewing technology, “Candidate Studio,” allows clients to preview candidates via a “playlist” from any location, including their smartphones, to gain intuitive impressions. In Belgium, Manpower Business Solutions partnered with Teleportel to introduce the “Virtual Image Officer.” This virtual receptionist communicates with visitors to a company via a video screen and is a real person who makes genuine eye contact with the visitor, not a computer animation.   

To learn more about Manpower’s candidate application, visit Manpower has also launched the “World of Work Insights” application on Apple’s iPad, to provide dynamic access to the company’s insight and substantial research on the most critical trends and issues affecting today’s global economy. To learn more about this application, visit: