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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...

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...

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...