New Zealand – 2018 Total Workforce Index™ Country Profile Article

New Zealand has taken steps to retain both the emerging and existing workforce skills and stave off migration. Higher female workforce participation has also contributed to the availability of...

Hong Kong – 2018 Total Workforce Index™ Country Profile Article

The economic climate in Hong Kong is very strong, as indicated in part by a record 20-years low unemployment rate during a quarter of the year. Engaging talent through...

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...

Rankings by Category: Regulation – 2018 Total Workforce Index™

Regulatory Overview While each of the category rankings looks at a single aspect of the labor force, the regulatory framework of a labor market is potentially the most influential overall...

Rankings by Category: Cost Efficiency – 2018 Total Workforce Index™

Cost Efficiency Overview Certain engagements do not require specialized skills or English proficiency. Where this is the case and the skills needed are broad enough, many employment organizations can focus...

Rankings by Category: Availability – 2018 Total Workforce Index™

Availability Overview There is a lot of consistency regarding the markets in the top ten for Availability. However, the inclusion of smaller markets such as Ireland and Norway demonstrate that...

2018 Total Workforce Index™ Top 25 Market Rankings

Top 25 Markets for Total Workforce Engagement Most of the markets in the top 25 (excepting however, those in the top 5) are in Europe, which continues to have many...

2018 Total Workforce Index™ Top 10 Market Rankings

Top 10 Markets for Total Workforce Engagement The markets that rank highest in the Total Workforce Index™ are those with the highest relative performance across all four categories. The ability...

APAC Regional Overview – 2018 Total Workforce Index™

APAC Overview The Asian Pacific region is consistently thought of as the primary destination for outsourcing and offshoring of business processes across many industries. In the past, India and China...

The Real Global Gig Economy and Informal Workforce Trends

2017 Total Workforce Index™ Introduction The Gig Economy as it’s currently defined by most is composed of both informal and non-informal contingent workers. ManpowerGroup Solutions recognized that there are two unique...