Manpower Raises Curtain on Resource Center

July 30, 2003 ( - Staffing firm Manpower has launched a new Web-based tool to strengthen the human resource function for small and mid-size US businesses.

The Manpower Business Resource Center, available free of charge at , offers companies HR insight that will help them make smart hiring decisions and effectively manage their workforce, according to the firm.   Additionally, the site also educates visitors on the HR services Manpower provides and offers online access to many of them.

The Business Resource Center is divided into four major topic areas:

  • Information Center , where visitors can consult the online library for advice about a variety of HR subjects, including employment law, health and safety, HR management, diversity and culture, and compensation and benefits.
  • Training Center , where free online courses can be sampled
  • Online Staff Ordering , which offers a “test drive” of online staff ordering with the ability to track and view orders, review candidates, and make staffing inquiries.   The “orders” are filled by local Manpower offices, making it easy for employers to access personal customer service, if needed.
  • Hiring Tools , where Manpower offers insights on various online hiring tools that can improve the candidate selection process.   Skills assessments, background checks, prescreening, and employee referrals are outlined, among others.