South Africa: Large Potential for Growth in Manufacturing and Exports

South Africa is poised to tumble into recession next quarter, after the economy contracted by 1.3% in the second quarter of 2015. South Africa is in a battle to...

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...

Ireland – 2018 Total Workforce Index™ Country Profile Article

It is expected that some employers based in the United Kingdom are likely to move part of their business to Ireland to maintain a presence in Europe, however, there...

United Kingdom – 2017 Total Workforce Index™ Country Profile Article

The past year has brought uncertainty to many aspects of the United Kingdom. While the market remains one of the most mature and highly skilled, regulatory factors that were...

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 Arab Emirates – 2017 Total Workforce Index™ Country Profile Article

The United Arab Emirates is heavily reliant on a migrant workforce of an estimated eight million workers, or roughly 80% of the nation’s population. After recognizing this dependence on...

Applications for Special Tech Visas on the Rise in the UK

Last November regulators in the United Kingdom relaxed the rules to allow talented IT workers from companies to apply for visas as a group. Many individuals who are non-EU...

Ireland: On the Road to Economic and Employment Recovery

Ireland is forecast to experience robust growth during 2016 and 2017. Due in part to the country’s per capita GDP gradually returning to pre-financial crisis levels. Despite the still...

UAE: Hiring Competitive and Optimistic for Banking and Finance Sector

In March of this year, online postings for job vacancies in the banking and finance industry rose by 38% year-over-year in the United Arab Emirates. A recent study suggests...

Belgium: Increased Growth Seen in Thriving Life Sciences Industry

While Belgium makes up just 2.6 percent of overall European GDP, they contribute to a significant percentage of the overall European life sciences industry. Belgium has active biotechnology and...