Human Age

A NEW ERA IS UPON US—THE HUMAN AGE.

Manpower has determined that the world has entered the Human Age, a volatile and fast-changing new era marked by the rise of talentism — the new capitalism that puts unprecedented value on talent as the driver of business success.

Previous eras were defined first by the raw materials that transformed them: stone, iron and bronze; then they were characterized by the domains people conquered with ever-improving technology: industry, space and information. Now, it will be human potential itself that will be the catalyst for change and the global driving force economically, politically and socially.

This new reality of optimizing human potential will be the single most important determinant of future business success and growth in the Human Age. It will require business and government leaders to reexamine how they unleash and leverage human potential in an increasingly volatile and shifting world.