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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...

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...

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...

United Kingdom – 2017 Total Workforce Index™ Country Profile Article

The past year has brought uncertainty to many aspects of the United Kingdom. While the market remains one of the most mature and highly skilled, regulatory factors that were once taken for granted are now subject to potential changes following its upcoming separation from the European Union. Especially high on the list of factors influencing the current labor force...

Protecting your Organization in a Talent-Scarce Market

  Information Security Our international study of executives with hiring responsibility for IT employees across ten countries, confirms that UK businesses are among those at the leading edge of the wider trend, tapping into this attractive pool of talent. “As the gap between employer demand and available talent continues to widen, we are seeing more UK organisations using contractors as a...

Planning for Uncertainty

Employers have historically struggled to plan for recruitment and retention during periods of uncertainty From the rise of robots, globalization and mass migration to the surprising Brexit vote, U.S. election and wider geopolitical uncertainty, the Human Age has arrived. The macroeconomic forces ManpowerGroup identified a decade ago — shifting demographics, greater individual choice, client sophistication, technological revolution — and their...

Applications for Special Tech Visas on the Rise in the UK

Last November regulators in the United Kingdom relaxed the rules to allow talented IT workers from companies to apply for visas as a group. Many individuals who are non-EU immigrant technology workers with ‘exceptional IT talent’ have applied for these new special visas as a result of the decision. According to the agency that processes these applications, Tech City...

Apples & Oranges: Comparing Workforce Opportunity Globally

Trying to compare a workforce strategy in any two countries is almost always like comparing apples and oranges. They may share some similar characteristics, but they are two very different pieces of fruit. In the United States, you may engage with contingent workers using a set number of processes for various operations within your business. There are specific tax...