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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 as it impacts each of the other categories to some degree. The top markets for regulatory ease are certainly not the largest workforce economies, and the maturity of their regulations...

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 inclusion in the top ten isn’t dependent on workforce size alone. Bahrain is an example of a smaller market that has experienced investment in the workforce as well as skills...

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 of the world’s more mature workforces. Despite similar total scores, these markets have a diverse set of characteristics and workforce metrics. Some boast mature workforces in addition to more flexible regulations,...

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 to perform well across two or more of the four main categories, in addition to having a minimal regulatory impact and large workforce availability, make these five markets the most...

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 as contingent and permanent segments, and supported by an array of metrics that are measured annually. These factors include but are not limited to workforce skill, education, gender parity and...

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 well as the potential of a market to yield productivity and cost efficiency. When a market is heavily regulated but highly cost efficient with respect to wage levels, it may...

2017 Total Workforce Index™ Rankings

Top 10 Markets for Total Workforce Engagement The top 10 markets, based on the rankings of the Total Workforce Index™, are led by three APAC region markets: New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore. Rounding out the top five are the United States and Canada, both in the Americas region. Worth noting is the fact that the overall rankings are influenced equally...

Australia: Youth Unemployment and Modern Recruiting Tactics May Cause a Shift in the Average Age of Workers

The youth unemployment rate in Australia is over 14%, according to reports in January 2016. While the unemployment rate in this market rose to 6% overall in January, up from 5.8% year-over-year according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the increase in youth unemployment has been more significant. This is having an effect on how recruiters are trying to...