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US – Income volatility is the result of broad shifts in the labor market

The lack of access to stable, predictable cash flows is the hard-to-see source of much of today’s economic insecurity. We came to understand this after analyzing the U.S. Financial Diaries (USFD), an unprecedented study to collect detailed cash flow data for U.S. households. From 2012 to 2014 we set up research sites in 10 communities across the country. The USFD research … Continue reading

Talent Acquisition – Should become more intertwined with all the functions of the business

Talent acquisition executives predict “workplace flexibility” will be the top reason why candidates choose an employer five years from now. This flexibility goes well beyond workers’ hours and location, to the very nature of the employee-employer relationship. That is part of another shift in the talent landscape: the move from a full-time employee base to … Continue reading

The Fourth Industrial Revolution – This transformation is going to change the way we produce goods, provide services, and collaborate with our colleagues

The final panel, moderated by Tilak Agerwala, formerly of IBM, focused on the human-technology frontier. It opened with a presentation by Fay Cook of the National Science Foundation (NSF), who spoke about work at the human-technology frontier. “We are on the cusp of major transformations in work and the workplace driven by new and emerging … Continue reading

Employee Well-Being and Company Performance – The evidence

While evidence shows that better performing companies have happier employees, there has been much less research on whether happy employees contribute to better company performance. Finding causal relations between employee well-being and company performance is important for firms to justify spending corporate resources to provide a happier work environment for their employees. While correlational and … Continue reading

Partnerships Between Post‐Secondary Education and Business – Six principles for success

Partnerships between post-secondary education (PSE) institutions and businesses are crucial to Canada’s competitiveness and prosperity. They help to develop and leverage skills, talent, and research. PSE institutions, businesses, and community stakeholders need better information on how to develop, operate, and maintain successful PSE–business partnerships. This report shows that partnerships are most effective when they are … Continue reading

Manufacturing Jobs in US – About 157,000 U.S. workers quit in October, the highest level in more than eight years

About 157,000 U.S. workers quit a manufacturing job in October, the highest level in more than eight years and a reminder of the massive churn across the labor market. Falling factory employment has been running theme of 2016, and President-elect Donald Trump has made those jobs a priority. Underneath the long-term slide in employment is a more dynamic … Continue reading

Job Report in US, October 2016 – Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 161,000

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 161,000 in October, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 4.9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment continued to trend up in health care, professional and business services, and financial activities. Household Survey Data The unemployment rate, at 4.9 percent, and the number of … Continue reading

Job Growth in US – Startup businesses at historically low rates

The U.S. economy is inching along, productivity is flagging and millions of Americans appear locked out of the labor market. One key factor intertwined with this loss of dynamism: The U.S. is creating startup businesses at historically low rates. The American economy has long relied on fast-growing young companies to fuel job growth and spread … Continue reading

The Future of Jobs – Rethinking education systems, incentivizing lifelong learning and cross-industry and public-private collaboration

The impact of technological, demographic and socio-economic disruptions on business models will be felt in transformations to the employment landscape and skills requirements, resulting in substantial challenges for recruiting, training and managing talent. Several industries may find themselves in a scenario of positive employment demand for hard-to-recruit specialist occupations with simultaneous skills instability across many … Continue reading

Apprenticeships and UK’s Businesses – £1.8 billion of net economic benefits, around £2,000 per apprentice but many organisations appear unaware of the full apprenticeship offer

Apprentices delivered around £1.8 billion of net economic benefits to UK organisations last year according to the latest research from the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), the UK’s leading qualification and membership body for accounting staff. The report, compiled by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr), found that apprentices offer UK businesses a … Continue reading

The Work Gap in US – Lower-income men’s work rates have declined by 11 percentage points

The decline in labor force participation rates has been widely documented, but the growing gulf in the work gap between the bottom third and the rest of the population is truly striking:While the share of men who are employed in the top two-thirds has been quite stable since 1980, lower-income men’s work rates have declined … Continue reading

Newspaper Publishing in US – From 458,000 to 183,000 jobs between 1990 and 2016

Few industries have been affected by the digital or information age as much as newspapers and other traditional publishing industries (books, magazines, etc.). In June 1990, there were nearly 458,000 people employed in the newspaper publishing industry; by March 2016, that figure had fallen to about 183,000, a decline of almost 60 percent. Over the … Continue reading

Job Outlook in Alberta’s Oil Sand Sector – A decrease of 84% of on-site construction jobs by 2020

In today’s economic environment, fluctuations in oil prices are resulting in regular revisions of capital and operating expenditure projections. This report, together with other industry and sectoral employment outlooks to be released in 2016, serve to provide projected employment based on 2015 spending projections, as well as forecasted production volumes released by the Canadian Association of Petroleum … Continue reading

Immigrant in Canada – Their propensity to own a private incorporated business surpasses that of the comparison group

Data from the Labour Force Survey indicate that in 2009, 17.5% of immigrants aged 18 to 69 were self-employed compared with 14.4% of the Canadian-born population. However, self-employment can mean many things, from owning and managing a large private incorporated company with many employees to pursuing an unincorporated activity a few hours a week after … Continue reading

Business in the pacific is hard, but it’s a lot harder for women

Women in the Pacific, like in other less-developed regions, face two sets of challenges to realizing their economic potential. They share hardships stemming from geography, limited infrastructure and services, and a dearth of economic opportunities that hinder economic development throughout the region. But they must also contend with a series of barriers—systemic, legal, and institutional—that compound … Continue reading

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