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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 top ranked markets did not receive top ranking based on the number of available work hours at the regular wage alone. Other workforce considerations are included when we consider the...

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...

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 equally, and the ManpowerGroup Solutions’ proprietary formula was applied to the more than 90 unique factors considered by the Total Workforce Index™, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, the United States...

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 workweeks within a year. Standard working hours, access to overtime work, and infrastructural efficiencies all have a bearing on the relative productivity from one market to the next and should...

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...

Israel: Strong Technology Sector Creates Alternative IT Hub

Israel remains one of the most attractive global contingent labor markets based on tax incentives for employers and less onerous labor laws. While relatively small compared to many other industrialized nations, Israel’s contingent labor pool remains highly attractive as a source of educated, English-proficient employees with IT skills. Israel’s desirable contingent labor force has helped create a strong technology sector that...

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 United States and Angola, it is the Saudi Arabian migrant workers who are most adversely affected by the oil price slump in the Middle East. The impact is felt across...