Inclusion, Incorporation and Diversity: beyond limits

The topic of inclusion, diversity, and inclusion (DEIB) is becoming increasingly important globally. Due to the dynamic business environment, organizations are realizing that these aspects are critical not only to creating a more equitable workplace but also to achieving business success.


Leadership Eve Vol.2 - Leadership through Awareness

On this first of February, we had the pleasure to welcome partners and colleagues for the second edition of our exclusive Leadership Eve event.


Salaries, additional benefits and bonuses - trends (SATR H1/2024)

In December 2023, we conducted our seventh survey on compensation and fringe benefit trends for the coming year. The survey aims to provide up-to-date data to serve as a macro framework for employers in key sectors across the country.


Salary and additional benefits trend research - H1/2024

Together with our partners Assert International Bulgaria, we are pleased to announce the launch of the seventh "Salaries, Benefits and Fringe Benefits - Trends (SATR H1/2024)" survey.


Talent Management in the Age of AI

The penetration of artificial intelligence into our daily lives is increasingly noticeable and knowing how to use it effectively is a key skill that we can develop and build on every day. Its use in the HR industry is still in its infancy, but we see the importance of mastering these tools in a timely manner and that's why we invite you to our Talent Management in the Age of AI training.


Retaining, engaging and developing teams - topic with continuation

After the great success of our training "Retaining, engaging and developing teams: legal options, innovative practices and workable solutions" in Sofia, in October and November we organized workshops on the same topic in Varna and Plovdiv. This step beyond the capital confirmed the importance of the topic for businesses from all parts of Bulgaria, of different size and focus.


The average assessment of the business climate in Bulgaria in 2023 is 3.61 out of maximum 5

Manpower Bulgaria, Sotheby`s International Realty Bulgaria, and Sofia Invest Agency presented and commented on the results of their survey "Assessment of the Bulgarian Business Climate for Investment"


Workshop "Retaining, engaging and developing teams: legal options, innovative practices and workable solutions" in Varna and Plovdiv

After the unquestionable success of the workshop, which we organized jointly with Komarevski, Dimitrov & Partners Law Firm in the beginning of this summer, two more extended editions will follow - this time in the city of Sofia. In the summer of 2011, we will present two new editions of the book, one in Varna and the other in Sofia. We will be holding two more events in Varna and Plovdiv.


Manpower Bulgaria, Sotheby's International Realty Bulgaria and Sofia Invest Agency join forces in exploring the business climate for investment in the country

The main line of work of Manpower Bulgaria is the attraction and support of new and existing investors in order to positively develop the business environment in the country.


Salaries, benefits, and additional bonuses- trends SATR H2/2023

In July this year together with Assert International Bulgaria, we completed our sixth consecutive Salaries, benefits, and additional bonuses- trends (SATR H2/2023) survey, which provides a summary analysis of trends and expectations for compensation levels for the second half of 2023.


Manpower Bulgaria in a joint initiative with Assert International Bulgaria launches HR Masterclass* at New Bulgarian University

Our partnership with New Bulgarian University in the direction of building a bridge between young people and business led to our active participation in the spring semester program of their students in the specialties "Human Resources" and "Psychology", for whom we launched a specialized HR Masterclass.


What are the legal options, innovative practices and workable solutions for talent retention and development in 2023?

Traditionally, managers have been on the lookout for ways to improve their team's performance and retain top talent. To support our partners in this endeavor, together with the German-Bulgarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce and the law firm Komarevski, Dimitrov & Partners, we organized a half-day workshop on "Team Retention and Development in 2023." The event took place on 13.06.23 (Tuesday) at the Training Hub of Manpower Bulgaria and today we share with you the highlights of our half-day workshop.


At a special event Manpower Bulgaria opened its new office in Plovdiv

After 16 years of successful company development in the Plovdiv region, the new, larger, and more comfortable office welcomed its first guests. With a symbolic start on 6.06 at 6 pm Manpower Bulgaria officially opened a new, larger, more comfortable office in Plovdiv. Manpower Plovdiv. With this new location, the team is not only continuing to stick to its mission but also taking another big step towards reducing emissions for a world with a smaller carbon footprint.


Generation Z are looking for flexibility and clear communication in the workplace

For the third consecutive year, we surveyed young talent's career expectations - Student Study 2023. During April and May, we surveyed 495 students and workers, aged between 16 and 25, allowing them to share their opinions, expectations, and attitudes on the topic. The results of this survey aim to provide advice and practical guidance to employers so that companies can make informed decisions about attracting and retaining young talent in their teams.


Nearly 30% of companies operate without an HR specialist or department

HR Screening is part of our annual surveys, and this was the third year that we explored the challenges facing the division. With the support of our exclusive partners, the Bulgarian Association for People Management and the Employment Agency, we reached 472 professionals by analyzing their measured challenges and processes through targeted, logical questions.


Student Study 2023 – Attitudes and notions of young people

For a third consecutive year, Manpower Bulgaria will conduct a study on the attitudes of young talent. This year, our goal to engage as many Gen Z representatives as possible has naturally resulted in collaboration with multiple organizations focused on the career development of young people. We are happy to share that our partners in our 2023 survey will be New Bulgarian University, Junior Achievement Bulgaria, Mentor the Young, AIBEST, Tuk-Tam, AIESEC in Bulgaria, and Rotaract Bulgaria.


About the new market and technological realities and the need for a personalized approach to each project - Ivan Sherbanov, the new Executive Director of Manpower Bulgaria

Ivan Sherbanov, the company's new Executive Director, can share what 15 years at Manpower Bulgaria means. Joining the team in 2008 as a consultant, over the years Mr. Sherbanov went through six different operational and management positions in Bulgaria and at the regional level in the Manpower SEE cluster.


Manpower Bulgaria joins forces with the HR community and with state institutions in the HR Screening 2023 study

Manpower Bulgaria, in partnership with the Bulgarian Association for People Management (BAPM) and the Employment Agency, launched its traditional national, annual survey "HR Screening" for 2023.


What motivates the employees in engineering positions - MANPOWER Bulgaria and Automotive Cluster Bulgaria answer the question with a targeted survey

The automotive sector was among the worst affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, and its recovery continued into 2022 as well. In order to answer pressing questions that arose in the sector during this period and to propose possible solutions, ManpowerGroup Bulgaria and Automotive Cluster Bulgaria carried out a survey among employees of companies that are members of the industry organisation. 


Manpower Hungary- New member of MANPOWER SEE

As of December 15, 2022, Manpower Hungary became the new, sixth, member of the Manpower SEE group. The regional Manpower cluster is richer for another experienced team of 55 HR experts and great market potential.


Results of the Manpower Bulgaria survey "Salaries and additional benefits - trend research"(SATR H1/2023)

The fifth consecutive study of Manpower – SATR H1 2023, which provides a summary analysis of trends and expectations for compensation levels, is now available. For the purpose of the study, we carried out a survey with 209 companies across various sectors in the country to understand their attitudes towards changes in remunerations and benefits and how external factors are influencing these processes.


10th jubilee episode of Club HR Navigator: "Career orientation – a recipe for a successful start in the professional career of young people"

We launched the initiative in January 2022 in partnership with Sofia Tech Park and Clubhouse.


After the tremendous success of the pilot project – JAVA ACADEMY by Manpower and Amadeus with a second edition

The global technology company Amadeus once again put their trust into Manpower’s hand and experience in the selection process of the new dose of talents who want to develop their skills in the IT sphere. After the success of the first edition of Java Academy we developed for the innovative company, its second edition is set to start on the 1st of November.


Results from the second regional survey “Salaries and additional benefits – trend research” (SATR 2022) by Manpower SEE

Since the beginning of 2022 the SATR survey has grown from being regular only in Bulgaria to becoming a regular regional projects for all the countries in Manpower SEE – Bulgaria, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina. With this study we aim to identify market trends and changes in business sector across the South East Europe region.


JAVA TRAINEESHIP is the latest initiative for IT specialist training in Bulgaria

Java Traineeship is the newest specialized course for IT specialists and programming enthusiasts, developed by ManpowerGroup Bulgaria and flatexDEGIRO.


Hidden Santa - ManpowerGroup SEE unite in the common cause to bring happiness to those in need

This winter, for the upcoming holidays, Manpower Bulgaria and our colleagues from Manpower Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina joined together in the Hidden Santa charity initiative, which aims to bring gifts to underprivileged children.


A reason for double celebration: 15 years Manpower Bulgaria and a fancy Christmas party

As 2021 is coming to an end, we send off another year filled with successes, records and lessons learned. This year Manpower Bulgaria has celebrated its 15 year anniversary since it first started its activities on the Bulgarian market. We are proud of all we have achieved over the past years and look forward to all the future initiatives and partnerships we will create along the way.


Manpower Bulgaria officially opened its new head office in Sofia in the company of partners and friends

On the last evening of June, the Manpower Bulgaria team welcomed its colleagues and partners at a festive cocktail party to celebrate the opening of the company's new office in Sofia.


Results of the Manpower Bulgaria survey "Salaries and additional benefits – trend research" (SATR H2/2022)

Most business sectors are planning wage increases of between 6 and 10%. 62% of employers are also planning changes in additional benefits for their employees.


Career expectations of young talents 2022 - Results of the Manpower Bulgaria study

Opportunities for career development, gaining new knowledge and good interpersonal relations in the workplace are among the main desires and expectations from students and representatives of Generation Z.


Manpower Sofia with a new boutique office in GORA Business Center

The last working day of the week for the team of Manpower Bulgaria is also the first one in the brand new in the center of Sofia. GORA Business Center is now the new home of the company, offering a convenient location in close proximity to Paradise Center and is fully compliant with the views and credo of Manpower SEE.


The first regional survey “Salaries and additional benefits – trend research” (SATR 2022) by Manpower SEE

Now that the SATR survey has become regular in Bulgaria, the first regional "Salaries and additional benefits – trend research" (SATR H1/2022) is already a fact. It was prepared by all the countries in Manpower SEE – Bulgaria, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The study aims to compare the five countries in the cluster and the different business sectors.


HR BOOTCAMP – The next recruitment academy by Manpower Bulgaria

The next recruitment academy organized by Manpower Bulgaria – HR Bootcamp 2022 was developed in response to the constantly changing labor market, the needs of companies and talents, the noticeable shortage of HR professionals in the different industries and the active interest in such initiative from our clients.


Sharing and analyzing the results of the annual HR Screening Survey during the third episode of Club HR Navigator

There is a noticeable shortage of HR practitioners in the labor market. There is near unanimity that a shorter working week would improve people's work-life balance and productivity


Innovation Action: Manpower SEE implements 4 days working week for all employees in South East Europe

Manpower SEE announces the implementation of 4-days working week for all internal employees in Serbia, Bosnia&Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, and Slovenia after the successful preliminary pilot project that lasted for 4 months, which showed a positive impact on employees wellbeing and productivity.


Results of the Manpower Bulgaria survey "Salaries and additional benefits – trend research" (SATR H1/2022)

Salary increases are expected in most business sectors in the country. The aim of employers is thus to retain current talents in their organizations.


HR Navigator - Manpower Bulgaria's new discussion club for the immense world of human resources

We start the new year with a new initiative - Club HR Navigator, part of the innovative project of Sofia Tech Park – Clubhouse, and created by Manpower Bulgaria. Once a month we will organize events in the Clubhouse to share with the audience important and interesting topics from the world of human resources; tactics and insights for working with people and organizations; and advice, ideas and suggestions for all employers, employees and job seekers.


Employee turnover rate in 2021: Survey results

Total turnover in the country in 2021 is higher than in 2020; Higher remuneration offered in another company is the main reason for voluntary job change.


Two international major players join efforts in Bulgaria: Java Academy from Manpower and Amadeus

The end of 2021 marks the beginning of an amazing project created by the joint efforts of the teams of Manpower Bulgaria and Amadeus - a global technology company, one of the fastest growing in the country, which provides solutions for companies in the travel industry. The project is called Java Academy and aims to give talents with little or no experience in the IT sector a successful start to their career.


A survey on the identification of levels and factors for staff turnover in the different business sectors throughout the country in 2021

Good information is a key factor for strategic planning and good market positioning for all companies operating in the country. By conducting the current survey Manpower Bulgaria aims to identify the levels of staff turnover in the country as well as the main factors for turnover in 2021.


“Fourth COVID-19 wave” – a Manpower Bulgaria survey

Companies and employees in the country expect a new business freeze by the end of the year; employers are considering measures to retain their employees.


Evaluation of the challenges faced by Bulgarian business

Manpower Bulgaria in partnership with Ironbridge Associates offer innovative solutions that drive the transformation,sustainability and optimization of employee performance, business support structures,operating processes, and technology solutions.


Results of the Manpower Bulgaria survey "Salaries and additional benefits - trends" (SATR H2/2021)

Talent shortages will lead to massive increases in salary levels in the second half of 2021.


Manpower Bulgaria winner in the category "HR Services" at the Employer of Choice Awards 2021

On June 30, 2021, for the second year in a row, the Employer Of Choice Awards ceremony was held. The ceremony was attended by over 70 specialists who are engaged in building and maintaining the employer brand of some of the top companies in Bulgaria. Over 50 reputable organizations were nominated and participated with over 100 projects in 14 categories.


Successful first edition of the new "IT Recruitment Academy" of "Manpower Bulgaria"

On the 18th of June ended the first edition of the IT Recruitment Academy of Manpower Bulgaria, in which five participants immersed themselves in the depths of recruitment techniques in the IT field. Within a month, the all-day academy recreated the work environment of an IT Recruiter and gave the students the opportunity to gain real work experience through specific business cases.


We are launching SATR 2021 - What changed in salaries and benefits are planned for the second half of 2021?

The current study "Salary & additional benefits - trend research" aims to identify the general attitudes of employers regarding wages and benefits for the second half of 2021.


Career expectations of young talents - Results from the Manpower Bulgaria study

What do students expect from their future employers? Long-term employment, career development opportunities, and motivating leaders.


Career expectations of young talents - results and perspectives

On 19.05, as part of an online discussion, we will present and comment with the HR leaders of Telus International Eupore, Coca Cola HBC, Lidl Bulgaria, Nova Broadcasting Group, Tuk-Tam, Unicredit Bulbank and Nestle on the results of our latest survey, dedicated to the career expectations of Bulgarian students.


Ironbridge Associates and Manpower Bulgaria are building a Shared Service Centre of Excellence

As a next step in their partnership, Ironbridge Associates Limited and Manpower Bulgaria are announcing the launch of a Shared Service Centre of Excellence.


Business climate for investments in Bulgaria

A new study by Manpower Bulgaria among the managers of companies with significant investments in the last four years found that 52% of them find the investment climate in Bulgaria is good, and a third of them consider it excellent.


Talent shortage and employee turnover continue to be the biggest challenges for HR practitioners

Manpower Bulgaria conducts numerous human capital management studies on a national level. In the context of the ever-changing environment of the labour market key to a successful business are high-level awareness, excellent knowledge of new trends and established practices, and sharing experience.


Study of COVID-19 Induced Business Trends

For 11 months now, Bulgaria is in an unusual situation caused by COVID-19. During that time, various thesis and opinions were presented on how the pandemic affects companies, what are their most common reactions, and which are the current trends in the labour market.


New strategic partnership with Another Point Advisers

The week starts with the news of the signing of a partnership agreement between Manpower Bulgaria and the consulting company Another Point Advisers / APA /, specializing in the field of business consulting and training.


Our portfolio is growing - Gamification, psychometric profiles, and real-time HR research and much more with Assert International

In response to the new work reality, we at Manpower Bulgaria are expanding our portfolio with high-tech solutions and methodologies in the field of research, assessment, and development of talents with the services of Assert International.


New strategic partnership with Ironbridge Associates

Under an agreement announced today, Ironbridge Associates and Manpower Bulgaria will work together to develop and deliver new ways of working and people services that drive process transformation, ensure operational resilience, and meet the challenges of a rapidly evolving business environment.