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The Future of Work – The skill sets required in both old and new occupations will change

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is interacting with other socio-economic and demographic factors to create a perfect storm of business model change in all industries, resulting in major disruptions to labour markets. New categories of jobs will emerge, partly or wholly displacing others. The skill sets required in both old and new occupations will change in … Continue reading

The Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) – The 2017-2018 ranking

The Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) tracks the performance of close to 140 countries on 12 pillars of competitiveness. It assesses the factors and institutions identified by empirical and theoretical research as determining improvements in productivity, which in turn is the main determinant of long-term growth and an essential factor in economic growth and prosperity. The … Continue reading

Global Human Capital Report 2017 – The Top 10 countries

Efforts to fully realize people’s economic potential – in countries at all stages of economic development – are falling short due to ineffective deployment of skills throughout the workforce, development of future skills and adequate promotion of ongoing learning for those already in employment. These failures to translate investment in education during the formative years … Continue reading

Fulfilling people’s potential could boost global GDP by 20% report finds

New Human Capital Report finds that a world where “nobody is left behind” remains a distant prospect, even in advanced economies First study of its kind measures countries’ ability to nurture talent through education, skills development and deployment at all stages of the human life cycle Finland ranks number one in the index, having developed … Continue reading

Gender Gap in 2014 – The world has seen only a small improvement in equality for women in the workplace says the World Economic Forum

The Global Gender Gap Report 2014 emphasizes persisting gender gap divides across and within regions. Based on the nine years of data available for the 111 countries that have been part of the report since its inception, the world has seen only a small improvement in equality for women in the workplace. According to the Global … Continue reading

World Economic Forum – Joblessness and Inequality head the Top 10 trends for 2015

Deepening income inequality and jobless growth head the Top 10 trends for 2015, according to  the Outlook on the Global Agenda, which is published today. These long-standing economic challenges are joined in this year’s survey by growing political and environmental concerns. The trends are based on a survey of almost 1,800 experts from the Forum’s … Continue reading

Latin America – Employment growth is likely to remain subdued for some time

Employment growth is likely to remain subdued for some time, as changes in labor markets typically lag those in the overall economy, and output growth is not expected to revert to the high rates of the “golden decade” anytime soon. In this context, unemployment rates will probably rise somewhat and real wage growth may well … Continue reading

Jobs problem will be “the defining one” for next 20- 30 years says Google chief in Davos 2014

“It’s clear to me that we can get full employment, but wages are still depressed,” Schmidt told the forum. Continue reading

Inequalities / The 85 richest people as wealthy as poorest half of the world

The wealth of the 1% richest people in the world amounts to $110tn (£60.88tn), or 65 times as much as the poorest half of the world Continue reading

World Economic Forum / Income Gap and Unemployment to Dominate International Agenda in 2014

An urgent need to address long-simmering economic problems such as widening income gaps and structural unemployment, coupled with growing concerns over the quality of economic policies and tension in the Middle East and North Africa, rank among the Top 10 trends for world leaders in 2014, according to the World Economic Forum’s Outlook on the Global Agenda, which is published today Continue reading

The Global Gender Gap Report 2013 / The four Nordic countries continue to hold privileged positions

The four Nordic countries that have consistently held the highest positions in previous editions of the Global Gender Gap Index continue to hold privileged positions Continue reading

Global Gender Gap Report 2012 : The Ranking

But how does the United States stack up against other countries when it comes to said gender equality? According to the 2012 Global Gender Gap Report, released on October 23rd by the World Economic Forum, we’re only 22nd best. writes the Huffington Post. The report ranks 135 countries (which collectively contain over 90 percent of … Continue reading

The geographical shift of the middle class will entail relocalization – World Economic Forum

The geographical shift of the middle class has implications for supply chains says The Future of Manufacturing, A World Economic Forum Report in collaboration with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited The rise of demand centres in Asia, along with the typical costs that accompany more developed nations, will likely increase localization of production. Increasingly expensive logistics are leading some companies, such as … Continue reading

Global skills gap leaves 10 million manufacturing positions unfilled says World Economic Forum in collaboration with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

The report,The Future of Manufacturing: Opportunities to Drive Economic Growth, by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited  estimates that 10 million manufacturing jobs worldwide cannot currently be filled due to a growing skills gap. This shortage is pervasive despite the high unemployment rate in many developed economies where companies are struggling to … Continue reading

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