Germany – 2017 Total Workforce Index™ Country Profile Article

To become the European Union’s new financial hub, Germany is waiving some rigid labor laws to make it easier for financial institutions to do business there and attract lenders...

United Kingdom – 2018 Total Workforce Index™ Country Profile Article

Unemployment levels are at their lowest rate since 1975 presently in the United Kingdom. Despite growing uncertainty wages have remained consistent. While some employers have shifted their local workforce...

United States: Oil Prices Become a Problem for Steelmakers

A decrease in the demand for U.S. steel is negatively affecting domestic producers and importers. Steelmakers in the United States are quick to blame a spike in the import...

United States: Reshoring Trend Gaining Popularity with Call Center Operators

Reasonable labor rates, an abundance of workers and plentiful real estate in the Southwest, Southeast and Midwest have attracted the majority of U.S.-based call and contact center operators, who...

Hong Kong: Regulatory Changes May Be on the Horizon

For global workforce strategies that place high importance on labor force education, literacy and tertiary education, as well as the potential for high productivity, Hong Kong presents an opportunity...

India: Pharmaceutical Market Continues To Be One of the Fastest Growing in the World

Pharmaceutical companies, both Indian and multi-nationals, should continue to leverage India’s large raw material base and the availability of a skilled workforce to maintain a competitive advantage over their...

Rankings by Category: Productivity – 2018 Total Workforce Index™

Productivity Overview Workforce markets with longer work days or more hours in workweeks offer increased opportunities for higher levels of productivity without the added cost of overtime premiums. However, these...

2017 Total Workforce Index™ Rankings

Top 10 Markets for Total Workforce Engagement The top 10 markets, based on the rankings of the Total Workforce Index™, are led by three APAC region markets: New Zealand, Hong...

Rankings by Category: Availability – Total Workforce Index™

Availability Overview Workforce availability is an essential consideration when evaluating potential markets. As a category, it is comprised of factors that measure the size of the total workforce, as well...

Middle East: Effects of Oil Slump on Workers across the Middle East and Africa

Oil companies are eliminating more jobs citing continued challenging market conditions for deep-water developments. Although some of the most recent cuts reported are from operations based in both the...