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...

Top 5 – Productivity – 2018 Total Workforce Index

Comparison of the Top Five Markets for Workforce Productivity Productivity is a category influenced by all three of the other categories. When the perfect mix of availability, cost efficiency, and...

Top 5 – Regulation – 2018 Total Workforce Index

Comparison of the Top Five Markets for Workforce Regulation Favorable regulatory environments are created when many types of workforce engagement are available to organizations and maximum contract lengths, notice periods...

Top 5 – Cost Efficiency – 2018 Total Workforce Index

Comparison of the Top Five Markets for Workforce Cost Efficiency Traditionally, the lowest cost markets also tend to be some of the least mature and generally have less restrictive regulation...

Top 5 – Availability – 2018 Total Workforce Index

Comparison of the Top Five Markets for Workforce Availability Markets scoring favorably in the Availability category are those with the highest availability of skilled workers with a high level of...

Top 5 – Overall – 2018 Total Workforce Index

Comparison of the Top Five Markets ranked by Total Workforce Index The markets that rank highest in the Total Workforce Index™ are those with the highest relative performance across all...

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...