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Philippines – 2018 Total Workforce Index™ Country Profile Article

Growing demand for technical and professional services candidates is driving core workforce development from low-skilled talent to more highly skilled talent to meet the needs of the current labor market. The number of support and customer service roles is growing as more organizations seek to place more technology sector roles into low-cost markets. The additional competition in this market over...

United Arab Emirates – 2018 Total Workforce Index™ Country Profile Article

Officials in the United Arab Emirates anticipate that 40% of jobs present in the workplace today will disappear in the next 10 years. With this in mind, plans to narrow the skills gap in the United Arab Emirates require careful workforce planning and reforms to education. A rise in business confidence is due to the United Arab Emirates’ economic...

Estonia – 2018 Total Workforce Index™ Country Profile Article

Estonia has invested in the attraction of more technical skills to this market. Recent legislation is designed to offset the cost and complications associated with the recruitment of foreign talent for the benefit of Estonian employers. Not only is this workforce experiencing a boost in skills due to immigration but an increase in female participation in the workforce is...

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 is still uncertainty regarding a lot of the changes that would be as a result of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union. That said, some companies are already investing...

Canada – 2018 Total Workforce Index™ Country Profile Article

The Professional, scientific and technical services sector is one of the fastest growing in Canada, seeing the largest rate of growth since 2008. Programs designed to allow high-growth firms to bring in highly-skilled immigrant talent within two weeks have only bolstered this growth driving a favorable market environment for the immigration of a more skilled workforce. Changes to provincial law...

United Kingdom – 2018 Total Workforce Index™ Country Profile Article

Unemployment levels are at their lowest rate since 1975 presently in the United Kingdom. Despite growing uncertainty wages have remained consistent. While some employers have shifted their local workforce investments, the strength of the candidate pool and workforce performance remains steady. The need for technology skills, specifically those relative to digital, data, mobile, cyber and information security is increasing. While...

United States – 2018 Total Workforce Index™ Country Profile Article

Employers are evaluating and modifying existing hiring policies and recruitment process in response to both national and local legislative changes across the nation. While some regulations impact wages or screening processes, others have a direct impact on migration and educational enrollment trends which provide employers with forward-looking indicators to support local workforce planning. The unemployment rate in the United States...

Singapore – 2018 Total Workforce Index™ Country Profile Article

Singapore leads the Asia Pacific with similar workforce potential to Australia. Increased levels of language proficiency and the quality of the labor along with a very favorable regulatory environment outweigh the higher costs associated with this labor market for specific types of engagements. As Singapore continues to mature it has enhanced labor laws to create a viable and strong...

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 skills in this market. In fact, the number of women in the workforce this year is the highest in more the 30 years on record with women accounting for nearly...

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 contracting and temporary work arrangements has continued to increase of the past few years. The reasons range from cost containment to the sourcing of more specialized skills and expertise or...