France – 2017 Total Workforce Index™ Country Profile Article

Anticipated changes to labor regulations are designed to increase investment in French labor by reassuring foreign investors of the ability to adjust workforce priorities as business needs shift. The...

Ireland – 2017 Total Workforce Index™ Country Profile Article

High English proficiency, proximity to England and a cost advantage over London has encouraged interest in Ireland by many employers with customer footprints in Europe. A workforce that is...

Norway – 2017 Total Workforce Index™ Country Profile Article

Norway features a workforce that is highly educated with high English proficiency, as well as a very favorable ranking regarding ease of doing business. Approximately one-quarter of the Norwegian...

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...

South Africa – 2017 Total Workforce Index™ Country Profile Article

The jobless rate in South Africa is now at a 14-year high, topping 36% inclusive of the inactive unemployed labor force. The South African workforce has a nearly 95%...

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...

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...

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...

Rankings by Category: Productivity – Total Workforce Index™

Productivity Overview Productivity is the relative comparison of the potential productivity of a workforce based on the length of a workday, the length of a workweek and the number of...

Rankings by Category: Regulation – Total Workforce Index™

Regulatory Overview Regulatory overview is a relative comparison of how restrictive the legislation is for hiring practices in the selected workforce. Regulatory factors influence both sourcing and hiring practices as...