Top Five Markets Comparison – Total Workforce Index™

Top 5 - Overall The highest ranked markets in the Total Workforce Index™ are those with the highest relative performance across all four categories. When all four categories were weighted...

United States: Overtime Best Practices

Workforce productivity and overtime are key metrics to be considered when trying to measure or analyze worker cost savings and efficiency. More strictly enforced state and federal overtime regulations,...

Mexico – 2017 Total Workforce Index™ Country Profile Article

Except for upper-level employees who typically have college educations, there are few opportunities for workers in some areas to earn wages that exceed the minimum wage in this market....

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...

Total Talent Strategy – Total Workforce Index™

Today, most organizations are redefining workforce planning and focusing more on what could reasonably be called “Workforce Strategy for the Human Age.” The tools, data and analytics exist to...

Canada: New Investment in More Mature Mining Markets

Canada’s mining industry is fueled by the efforts of thousands of individuals and companies, spread over a wide range of organizational types and sizes, not to mention a rather...

N. America: Price Drop Causing Continued Oil and Gas Layoffs and Talent Migration

In just over a year, the price of oil per barrel has dropped roughly 60% from June 2014. Last month the price of U.S.-produced West Texas Intermediate hovered in...

Venezuela: Current Climate and the Contingent Labor Market

The Contingent Workforce landscape has evolved significantly over the past few decades. When most manufacturers established operations in Venezuela decades ago, the country was vastly different across a variety...

Near-shoring Trend and Improvements in Technology Steer New Manufacturing Production Plants towards the Americas

Both Mexico and the manufacturing industry are undergoing a technological transformation. The internet and linking of machines, sensors and computers to human operators and production managers is advancing and...

Skills Shortage Continues to Negatively Impact American Employers

Transportation, construction, retail trade, professional and business services, and manufacturing of durable and nondurable goods are among the industries most impacted by the skills shortage throughout the United States....