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The Small Business Workforce Challenge in US – A “perfect storm”

On June 8, 2022, Brookings Metro Fellow Annelies Goger testified to the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, during a hearing titled The Small Business Workforce Challenge: Causes, Impacts and Solutions. Goger started her testimony with a personal story about her father’s small business challenges. She then explained a “perfect storm” of factors … Continue reading

Workforce Ecosystems – When thinking of your organization’s workforce, who comes to mind?

When thinking of your organization’s workforce, who comes to mind? Do you think of just full-time employees? Or do you think of everyone who contributes to your organization’s success? Our latest research finds that 87% of managers include contractors, gig workers, service providers, and even bots in their organization’s workforce, but only 28% feel sufficiently … Continue reading

The Social Care Workforce Crisis in UK – Linked to low pay and poor working conditions

Adult social care is an essential public service and a growing part of our economy. However, the social care system in England faces a workforce crisis which is set to grow in the coming years; by 2028, we estimate there will be a shortage of over 400,000 workers in social care. The challenges of recruiting … Continue reading

Intention to depart the workforce earlier is also significantly associated with poor-quality management and experiencing adverse social behaviour

Demographic change is changing the face of working life across the EU. The increased demand on a shrinking pool of workers to provide for the social needs of an ageing population is leading to increases in the employment rate of older workers and a lengthening of working life. Policy reforms have – on the whole … Continue reading

The workforce in Canada – The 2016 Census (infographics)

Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at  Canadians in the workforce, 2016 Census of Population

The four faces of the alternative workforce

Some companies already recognize the challenges of maintaining a consistent culture across locations and extending it to people in alternative workforce arrangements. Consider the challenge that Snap Inc., the parent of Snapchat, acknowledged when it filed its IPO. Snap Inc. broke the Silicon Valley mold by launching its IPO without a designated corporate headquarters. In … Continue reading

Training in 2016 – How the workforce really learns

Only 38% of learning and development (L&D) professionals think they’re ready to meet the needs of tomorrow’s learners. This doesn’t mean traditional approaches to L&D are obsolete. They just aren’t enough anymore. At least not for today’s workers. Nearly two-thirds of L&D leaders think workers should connect with learning resources at least once-a-week in order … Continue reading

Higher Education Workforce in Australia – Only 5% of university leaders rate their employee value proposition as being “very high”

On 2 February 2016 AHEIA released the Australian Higher Education Workforce of the Future Report, which was commissioned in association with the DVCs Corporate group of Universities Australia to put the spotlight on how to enable universities to compete in a globally competitive market. The report looks at the university environment as affected by environmental … Continue reading

Australia – Six megatrends for jobs and employment markets over the coming twenty years

The study has identified six megatrends for jobs and employment markets over the coming twenty years. The second half of the chessboard The explosion in device connectivity, data volumes and computing speed, combined with rapid advances in automated systems and artificial intelligence means that robotic devices can perform many tasks more quickly, safely and efficiently … Continue reading

India – Has to raise workforce participation to 80% says PwC

To avoid squandering its demographic dividend, India must make substantial reforms in its education sector and the country needs to raise workforce participation from 58 per cent to 80 per cent to be at par with China, says a report.  According to global consultancy firm PwC, the nation’s education system has benefited the upper class, … Continue reading

The Aging Global Workforce – The productivity challenge could be do-able McKinsey finds

The world is aging, and that matters for growth. In the past, an abundant and growing labor pool was a powerful engine of the world economy; today, the number of workers is starting to decline in many countries. This leaves no alternative but for companies, individuals, and governments to work in smarter ways. In an … Continue reading

Ebola in Liberia – Half of workforce not working due to the virus finds the World Bank

Working with Liberian authorities and the Gallup Organization, the World Bank surveyed more than 4,000 households using mobile phones. They found that nearly half the working population, especially agricultural workers in rural areas, is no longer working. Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Half Of Liberian Workforce Not Working Due To … Continue reading

Participation in Canada – 70 per cent of decline over the past year has been due to decreased female participation

Canada’s labour force participation rate — the percentage of people with a job — has been declining, and according to TD economist Brian DePratto, more than 70 per cent of that decline over the past year has been due to decreased female participation. Contrary to a popular theory, it’s not baby boomers retiring and leaving … Continue reading

US – We should focus on the problems of real people says a Fed economist (on leave)

The U.S. job market remains far from full health despite recent progress, and requires active efforts by policy makers to help it heal, a Federal Reserve economist said Wednesday.Andrew Levin, currently on leave from the central bank while working at the International Monetary Fund, played down the idea that much of the weakness in the … Continue reading

Big changes are coming to the workplace Oxford Economics finds

Preparing for the 2020 workforce is critical to business strategy, growth, and performance. To understand the challenges and opportunities, Oxford Economics and SAP surveyed over 2,700 executives and more than 2,700 employees in 27 countries during the second quarter of 2014. Based on survey responses, this report shows that many companies lack the structure, strategy, … Continue reading

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