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US Talent Market Monthly 180x180
The positive jobs trend that began in January continued in February, with employers adding 235,000 workers to their payrolls,above consensus estimates. Revisions to the previous two months’ figures were minimal (+9,000 on net), bringing the final employment gain total for 2016 to over 2.2 million jobs, or an average of just under 187,000 per month. ... Read More
Global TMQ_180x180_updatedFeb2016_160158A
Despite considerable uncertainty in the political environment worldwide, global economic and labor market growth is projected to strengthen in 2017 and 2018, led by key fundamentals including US expansion, dollar appreciation, and higher commodity prices. While the current outlook remains positive, risks also abound, as the world waits to see how the policies of a new presidential administration i ... Read More
US Talent Market Monthly 180x180
The first U.S. labor market figures for 2017 came in a touch more positive than expected, with non-farm payroll employment up by227,000. Average monthly payroll growth for the full year 2016 was 187,000, after revisions to job gains in November and December combined were 39,000 lower than initially reported. Average job gains reached a post-recession peak of 250,000 per month in 2014, and have gra ... Read More
Collaborative Work Environment_EMEA_KGWI_180x180
Is there a key workplace factor that can improve both a company’s profitability and its ability to attract and retain top talent?Across Europe, collaboration is becoming just that opportunity. Two-thirds of European business leaders agree that enabling flexible working environments has a bigger financial impact on their bottom line than cutting operational costs. They also report a 39% increase in ... Read More
US Talent Market Monthly 180x180
The 2016 labor market ended on a respectable note as employers added 156,000 workers to their payrolls in December. Revisions to October and November’s employment gains added a net 19,000 more than previously reported, bringing average monthly job growth to 165,000 for the fourth quarter and 180,000 for the full year 2016. This represents a slowdown from 229,000 per month in 2015 and 251,000 per m ... Read More
Boomer Workforce_KGWI_180x180
The baby boomer generation (people born between 1946 and 1964) represents a pool of experienced, loyal talent with deep institutional knowledge, entrepreneurial ability, and strong potential to lead and mentor others. Baby boomers now expect to retire later in life or transition gradually into retirement. However, most companies do not have workforce strategies to attract or retain them.Drawing pr ... Read More
Global TMQ_180x180_updatedFeb2016_160158A
As 2016 draws to a close, global economic growth is projected to come in at a subdued 2.4% for the year, the fifth consecutive year below 3%. A slight acceleration to 2.8% is predicted for 2017 as growth in North America continues, South America and Russia see some recovery activity, and APAC markets remain relatively strong. A positive outlook for global labor markets is also forecast, with unemp ... Read More
US Talent Market Monthly 180x180
The U.S. labor market continued on its steady pace of job creation in November, as employers added 178,000 workers to their payrolls, mirroring consensus expectations. Corrections to the previous two months’ job creation numbers were essentially flat (-2,000 on net), bringing year-to-date average monthly employment growth to just over 180,000. That represents a slowdown from the monthly averages o ... Read More
US Talent Market Monthly 180x180
U.S. employers continued their slow and steady hiring pace in October, adding 161,000 workers to their payrolls, slightly less than consensus expectations. Employment gains from September were revised up by 35,000, and August’s employment change was also revised upward, by 9,000 jobs. Through the first ten months of 2016, the U.S. economy has added 1.8 million jobs, compared tojust under 2.2 milli ... Read More
US Talent Market Monthly 180x180
Moderate job growth continued in September as U.S. employers added 156,000 workers to their payrolls, just slightly below consensus expectations. Revisions to the previous two months’ employment gains were negligible (-7,000 on net). Job growth has averaged around 178,000 per month through the first three quarters of 2016, with the economy generating 1.6 million jobs year-to-date. In2015, job gain ... Read More
US Talent Market Monthly 180x180
After two months of robust hiring activity, the U.S. labor market cooled off a bit in August. Employers added 151,000 workers to their payrolls, slightly below consensus expectations. After revisions, net change to the previous two months’ employment figures was essentially flat, as job gains from June were revised down by 21,000, and July’s numbers were revised up by 20,000. Over the past twelve ... Read More
Collaborative Work Environment_KGWI_180x180_160019
Is there a key workplace factor that would improve both a company’s profitability and their ability to attract and retain top talent?Collaboration is becoming just that factor for today’s companies. Recently, nearly three out of four North American C-suite executives agreed that their organization would be more successful if employees were able to work in flexible and collaborative ways. And more ... Read More
Global TMQ_180x180_updatedFeb2016_160158A
ECONOMY & LABOR MARKETS: Although the UK’s historic vote to leave the European Union (Brexit) will have significant adverse effects on the country’s short-term economic prospects, as well as lowering the outlook for the rest of Europe, negative impacts outside of the region are projected to be somewhat limited. Still, the Brexit decision, along with other challenges including recessions in several ... Read More
US Talent Market Monthly 180x180
The U.S. economy continued to generate jobs at a brisk pace in July, as employers added 255,000 workers to their payrolls, much higher than expected. Non-farm payroll employment figures for May and June were revised up by a combined 18,000, bringing the average job gain over the past twelve months to nearly 204,000 per month. More than 1.3 million jobs have been created thus far in 2016. ... Read More
Career Resilience_KGWI_180x180_160018
When it comes to employment, how valuable, competitive, and resilient are you? Are you taking your career development into your own hands and building the skills that will enable you to thrive in any work environment—and in any economic business climate?Today’s job environment is uncertain, and many agree that job security is a thing of the past. Where once you might have relied on your long-term ... Read More
US Talent Market Monthly 180x180
After a dismal performance in May, hiring activity surged forward in June as non-farm payroll employment increased by 287,000—the largest monthly jobs gain since last October. After revisions to the prior two months’ employment change figures, the combined April and May gains were a net 6,000 lower than previously reported, with private sector job creation actually slightly negative in May. Thus f ... Read More
US Talent Market Monthly 180x180
With widespread market uncertainties and the Verizon strike last month, experts were forecasting a somewhat subdued U.S. jobs report for May—but the final numbers were much worse than anticipated. The U.S. economy only generated 38,000 jobs during the month, the lowest single month total since September 2010. Revisions to nonfarm payroll gains for March and April combined showed that employment gr ... Read More
Do It Yourself_KGWI_180x180_160016
In today’s uncertain job environment, global workers are seeking ways to be as resilient as possible. This includes taking the lead in managing their careers. Workers are becoming adept at developing skills that enable them to thrive in any company—they’ll utilize available employer training, or they will actively seek ways to further their skill sets, perhaps by becoming free agents or freelancer ... Read More
Global TMQ_180x180_updatedFeb2016_160158A
ECONOMY & LABOR MARKETS: The global economy is forecast to expand by 2.6% in 2016, but the moderate growth rate masks a variety of divergent economic conditions and risks among markets. Most developed economies are expected to see solid if unremarkable growth and steady to slightly falling unemployment rates, but all are vulnerable to political, social, and market risks. Emerging markets are a stu ... Read More
US Talent Market Monthly 180x180
Hiring activity slowed in April, with just 160,000 jobs added to non-farm payrolls, the smallest employment gain since last September. Employment totals for February and March were revised down by 19,000, bringing the average monthly job gain for 2016 year-to-date to 192,000. Over the past year, the U.S. economy has added around 2.7 million jobs, slightly trailing the 2.9 million jobs added in the ... Read More
Women In STEM_KGWI_180x180_160067
Women In STEM
29 Apr 2016
If we’re going to make a dent in the massive talent gap in the STEM fields, we have to start engaging more women now, and we have to work together to do so.Tipping the scale towards a more optimized and gender diverse STEM talent pool takes more than just ramping up recruitment efforts—it requires commitment and effort from all parties involved, from parents and teachers all the way up to executiv ... Read More
US Talent Market Monthly 180x180
The pace of hiring continued at a steady clip in March, as U.S. employers added 215,000 workers to their payrolls. Revisions to the previous two months’ employment totals were slight (-1,000 on net), bringing the monthly job creation average to 209,000 for thefirst quarter of 2016. While still a healthy figure—particularly in a slow global economic environment—it somewhat lags the average monthly ... Read More
US Talent Market Monthly 180x180
The U.S. job market gained momentum in February, as the economy generated 242,000 jobs—well above consensus expectations. January’s job totals were revised upward by 21,000 and December’s employment gains by 9,000, bringing the average monthly payroll increases to 228,000 over the past three months. That’s inline with the average monthly employment gain of nearly 229,000 per month for the full yea ... Read More
Fin Get On Board_180x180_160130
Work-life design is not just a trend - it's a movement. Talent has a choice of where and how to work, which means your best talent is looking for greater control and ownership over how they integrate work and their personal lives and passions.Learn more about what your best finance talent wants and needs from their employers.  ... Read More
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IT: Get On Board
10 Mar 2016
Work-life design is not just a trend - it's a movement. Talent has a choice of where and how to work and U.S. information technology workers outscore the U.S. average on talent agility. They are well aware of their market power and value, so if they are dissatisfied, they know they can find a better opportunity.Learn more about what your best IT talent wants and needs from their employers.  ... Read More
Sci Get On Board_180x180_160113
Work-life design is not just a trend - it's a movement. Talent has a choice of where and how to work, which means your best talent is looking for greater control and ownership over how they integrate work and their personal lives and passions.Learn more about what your best scientific talent wants and needs from their employers.  ... Read More
Work Life Design EMEAAPAC_KGWI_180x180
Highly talented individuals are demanding more from their job and working environment than ever before.Based on Kelly’s global workforce survey of more than 164,000 people from 28 countries, this report collects insights from workers in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. In particular, it identifies a shift in workforce expectations and attitudes that is pressuring organizations to reimagine how ... Read More
Global TMQ_180x180_updatedFeb2016_160158A
Economy & labor markets: The outlook for the global economy in 2016 is uncertain, with financial market volatility, depressed commodity prices, and slowing in key emerging markets keeping growth prospects muted. Brazil and Russia face continued recessionary conditions, while China’s economic momentum continues to cool amid stock market instability and structural challenges. These issues are leadin ... Read More
Engineering_WLD_Infographic_TN
Download Full InfographicWork-life design is not just a trend—it’s a movement.For employers of engineering talent, the costs of not adapting to a work-life design environment are high. By not changing, organizations risk the turnover of top, engaged workers. They narrow the range of talent they can attract, and may compromise performance and innovation.Learn more about what your best engineering t ... Read More
Work Life Design_KGWI_180x180
Just as businesses are getting comfortable with the concept of work-life balance, they’ll need to quickly reconcile with the more complex demands for work-life design—which is a more seamless integration of work and life.In this era of talent supply chain management, talent has a choice of where and how to work—as evidenced by the 31 percent of global workers who choose flexible work styles over t ... Read More
US Talent Market Monthly 180x180
Hiring activity was subdued in the first month of 2016, as employers only added 151,000 workers to their payrolls—below consensus expectations. Revisions to the previous two months’ figures showed little change from initially reported data, but theannual benchmark process (which examines payroll jobs data for the previous year) showed that job creation in 2015 was slightly stronger than previously ... Read More
US Talent Market Monthly 180x180
The U.S. labor market ended the year with a robust performance, adding 292,000 jobs in December. With revisions to the previous two months’ employment gains totaling 50,000, employers added an average of 284,000 workers to their payrolls in the last quarter of 2015. For the full year, monthly U.S. job growth averaged 221,000—less than the 260,000 per month gains seen in 2014,but higher than any ot ... Read More
Upwardly Mobile_Free Agent Research_180x180
Employers seeking top talent for their organizations can no longer afford to confine their search to traditional workers. Today, 31% of U.S. workers are operating as free agents.This is overwhelmingly a matter of choice rather than circumstance, as upwardly mobile workers break free in search of opportunity and better work–life balance. Technology and the growth of online communities offering a st ... Read More
Buzzing with Confidence_Free Agent Research_180x180
The free agent workforce has become an enduring feature of the 21st century economy. Today, 31% of American workers are preferring a mix of freelance and contract assignments to traditional employment. Smart, independent, and craving greater work–life balance, they are intent on calling the shots in their own careers.The U.S. economy has been on a rollercoaster since the 2008 recession. The free a ... Read More
Agents of Change_Free Agent Research_180x180
Today’s workers are poised for change, less loyal to the idea of working for one employer for life, and more intent on being free agents in their own careers. In today’s “gig economy,” workers are choosing freelance projects and temporary assignments that interest them— always dreaming of the next opportunity.The notion of a “job for life” now seems quaint. In many professional occupations, the tr ... Read More
US Talent Market Monthly 180x180
The job market posted a very respectable monthly gain in November, as employers added 211,000 workers to their payrolls. Monthly non-farm employment gains for October were revised up by 27,000 and September’s total was revised up by 8,000, bringing average monthly job creation to nearly 210,000 per month through November 2015. ... Read More
Global Talent Market Quarterly Q3 2011 Image
The global economy remains stuck in low gear, with only a modest acceleration expected in the short term. Factors driving the sluggishness include low commodity prices, the slowdown in China’s economy, financial market volatility, and geopolitical tensions. Expansions in developed countries’ economies are expected to be positive but muted in 2015 and 2016—and will likely not be enough to offset th ... Read More
US Talent Market Monthly 180x180
Hiring activity among U.S. employers picked up sharply to start the fourth quarter, as the economy added 271,000 workers – around double the number of jobs added in September and significantly above expectations. With the previous two months’ employment figures revised to show a net gain of 12,000 more jobs than previously reported, the U.S. labor market has now generated more than two million job ... Read More
US Talent Market Monthly 180x180
The malaise that hit the U.S. labor market in August continued in September, as employers added just 142,000 workers to theirpayrolls. Job creation figures for August were lowered from +173,000 to +136,000, while July’s numbers were also revised downward, from +245,000 to +223,000—a total of 59,000 fewer jobs than originally reported. With the revisions, U.S. monthly employment gains have now aver ... Read More
TMM_September_2015
Employment gains saw a late-summer slowdown, as total non-farm job creation totaled just 173,000 for the month of August. The figure fell below expectations, and is also less than recent trends. With revisions pushing employment gains upwards to 245,000 in both June and July—a combined increase of +44,000 workers—average monthly job creation for 2015 to-date stands at 212,000. While this figure su ... Read More
Global Talent Market Quarterly Q3 2011 Image
Global GDP growth is expected to be somewhat constrained at around 2.6% in 2015, as the Chinese economy continues to cool down and several large emerging markets including Brazil and Russia are in recession. Most large developed economies are expected to see moderate growth in 2015, with strengthening recoveries in the Eurozone and Japan, and healthy growth after a weak first quarter in the United ... Read More
TMM August 2015
The U.S. labor market continued on a steady pace in July, adding 215,000 new jobs, a solid gain that fell relatively in line with consensus expectations. With slight upward revisions to the job totals for May and June (+14,000 combined), non-farm employment has grown by an average of 211,000 per month thus far in 2015. Although the U.S. job market has expanded every month for nearly five years—the ... Read More
The_Growing_Demand_for_Niche_Skills_High_Tech
THE HIGH TECH INDUSTRY has remained remarkably resilient in riding the economic roller coaster of recent years. Industry analysts say the high tech job market is improving, the hiring process has sped up, and salaries are on the rise. However, the market is complex and workforce requirements within the high tech industry fluctuate regularly. Although there is plenty of skilled talent for lower-end ... Read More
TMM_July_2015
The U.S. added jobs at a respectable pace in June, as total nonfarm employment increased by 223,000—inline with consensus expectations for the month. June’s job growth pulls the average monthly employment change figure up to 208,000 per month in 2015, still well below 2014’s average gain of 260,000. Over the first six months of 2015, the U.S. economy has added 1.25 million jobs, again falling shor ... Read More
The_Shifting_Workforce_Composition_in_Life_Sciences
TODAY’S LIFE SCIENCES INDUSTRY is thriving and maturing rapidly. Business is still concentrated primarily on medical therapies and pharmaceuticals, but growth drivers extend far beyond traditional therapeutics. There have been dramatic increases in the growth of niche drugs and generics. Research is leading to dramatic technological innovation in areas of biotechnology and medical devices. Develo ... Read More
Overcoming_the_Skills_Gap_in_Life_Sciences
THE LIFE SCIENCES INDUSTRY is thriving and job postings are at historic highs. But the skills needed by employers have been changing, and many industry leaders are anticipating a skills gap that could have a negative impact on their organization. Companies need employees with expert scientific skills who also possess the abilities, education, and business acumen to drive their business forward.How ... Read More
TMM_June_2015
The pace of hiring in the U.S. continued to shake off its winter sluggishness in May, with employers adding a larger-than-expected 280,000 new jobs during the month. The dismally low March employment gains were revised upward from +85,000 to +119,000, and April’s total was revised down by 2,000, for a net gain of 32,000 more jobs than previously reported. As a result, monthly job growth has averag ... Read More
Global Talent Market Quarterly Image
Growth prospects worldwide for 2015 are highly divergent, particularly among emerging markets. Robust expansion has pushed India past China, while Russia, Brazil, and other South American markets have fallen into recession. The developed economies show a more graduated growth pattern, led by the U.S. and U.K., with most Eurozone markets in a slow recovery. As a result, global growth is expected to ... Read More
TMM_May_2015
After a significant setback in March, the U.S. labor market returned to a respectable pace of hiring in April. Employers added 223,000 jobs, in line with consensus expectations. Revisions to prior months’ data showed that the slowdown in March was even steeper than initially reported, with an updated total of just 85,000 new positions added during the month. That brings the 2015 year-to-date month ... Read More
Automotive_What_Talent_Wants
Every year, Kelly Services conducts a comprehensive survey of talent issues in many industries the world over. It is one aspect of an aggressive campaign to help the world’s companies understand what attracts, engages and motivates workers.Understanding the talent companies have and the talent they hope to attract is the foundation for creating effective strategies in workforce planning, talent an ... Read More
TMM_April_2015
After twelve straight months of employment gains above the 200,000 mark, job creation took a dive in March. Employers added just 126,000 workers to their payrolls during the month, the lowest tally since December 2013. With downward revisions to January and February hiring totals (-38,000 and -31,000 respectively), the average monthly gain for the first three months of 2015 is just 197,000—well be ... Read More
Outsourcing_Rigor
It’s no secret that outsourcing has changed the way many organizations work. Over the next two years, 72 percent of companies worldwide plan to increase their reliance on outsourcing to some degree. Already, 96 percent are outsourcing some element of their back-office and other basic operations.However, in rigorously regulated environments the benefits of outsourcing becomes less clear. In highly ... Read More
TMM_March_2015
Although many analysts predicted that the challenges posed by foul weather conditions and broader global economic turmoil might dampen hiring activity in the U.S., the labor market continued to add jobs at brisk pace in February. Total non-farm employment grew by 295,000, the twelfth straight month of job gains above 200,000. The last such stretch of sustained employment growth was a 19-month peri ... Read More
Worker_Preferences_and_Workplace_Agility_Financial_Services_and_Insurance(1)
The key features that make an organization attractive to candidates are seldom voiced in formal recruitment processes, but employees hold firm views about where they want to work, and why.Among financial services employees, the way a company looks and feels, as well as its record of achievement, all make a difference when selecting a place to work.Also, views and expectations surrounding non-tradi ... Read More
Worker_Preferences_and_Workplace_Agility
Life sciences employees embody some of the world’s most highly skilled human capital. They are also in high demand by leading-edge innovators.Understanding the features that drive these employees to certain organizations is vital in managing the talent mix.While there’s no mistaking that pay is a key driver of attraction and retention, these workers also prioritize their professional growth and pe ... Read More
Worker_Preferences_and_Workplace_Agility_Natural_Resources(1)
The key features that make an organization attractive to candidates are seldom voiced in formal recruitment processes, but employees hold firm views about where they want to work, and why.While there’s no mistaking that pay is a key driver of attraction and retention,workers also prioritize their professional growth and personal fulfillment. How a company looks and feels makes a difference to empo ... Read More
Outsourcing_Talent_Survey
The Outsourcing Talent Survey, 2015 was prepared by Kelly Outsourcing and Consulting Group (KellyOCG®) in partnership with IAOP. It provides a comprehensive overview of the latest trends and insights from the global business community in regards to outsourcing talent.The research looks at perspectives from hiring companies (“customers”), as well as providers and advisors; 336 outsourcing professio ... Read More
Global Talent Market Quarterly Image
The Global Talent Market Quarterly provides a summary of the current economic and labor market conditions around the world and gives insight into how they might impact you.Global economic growth is set to accelerate slightly in 2015 to around 3%. The net impact of lower oil prices worldwide is expected to be positive, while stimulus measures in key economies will also help to boost growth. The gap ... Read More
TMM_February_2015
Hiring continued at a healthy pace to begin the new year, as U.S. employers added 257,000 workers to their payrolls in January, exceeding consensus expectations. January’s figure nearly matches the average job creation rate of 260,000 for the full year 2014, but represents somewhat of a slowdown compared to the very robust last part of the year. Significant upward revisions brought the average to ... Read More
What_Talent_Wants_Financial_and_Insurance_Services
Every year, Kelly Services conducts a comprehensive survey of talent issues in many industries the world over. It is one aspect of an aggressive campaign to help the world’s companies understand what attracts, engages and motivates workers.Understanding the talent companies have and the talent they hope to attract is the foundation for creating effective strategies in workforce planning, talent an ... Read More
TMM_January_2015
U.S. employers continued the trend of strong job creation in December, adding 252,000 workers to their payrolls. The prior two months’ employment figures were also revised upwards by a total of 50,000 jobs. For the year, U.S. employment growth has averaged 246,000 per month, up significantly from an average monthly gain of 194,000 in 2013. Nearly three million new jobs were created in 2014, making ... Read More
Worker_Preferences_and_Workplace_Agility
The Kelly Global Workforce Index (KGWI) is an annual global survey revealing opinions about work and the workplace. Almost 230,000 people across the Americas; Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA); and Asia Pacific (APAC) regions responded to the 2014 survey.The topics covered in the 2014 KGWI survey include:Engaging active and passive job seekersCareer developmentThe candidate experience f ... Read More
What_Talent_Wants_Life_Sciences
Every year, Kelly Services conducts a comprehensive survey of talent issues in many industries the world over. It is one aspect of an aggressive campaign to help the world’s companies understand what attracts, engages and motivates workers.Understanding the talent companies have and the talent they hope to attract is the foundation for creating effective strategies in workforce planning, talent an ... Read More
TMM_December_2014
Job creation surged in the U.S. in November, as employers across a wide range of industries took on more workers. Total non-farm payrolls increased by 321,000, the largest one-month gain since January 2012. The strong November figure, along with upward revisions to the previous two months’ employment gains (+44,000 combined) brings the number of jobs created through the first eleven months of 2014 ... Read More
Natural_Resources_What_Talent_Wants(1)
Every year, Kelly Services conducts a comprehensive survey of talent issues in many industries the world over. It is one aspect of an aggressive campaign to help the world’s companies understand what attracts, engages and motivates workers.Understanding the talent they have and the talent companies hope to attract is the foundation for creating effective strategies in workforce planning, talent a ... Read More
High_Tech_What_Talent_Wants(1)
Every year, Kelly Services conducts a comprehensive survey of talent issues in many industries the world over. It is one aspect of an aggressive campaign to help the world’s companies understand what attracts, engages and motivates workers.Understanding the talent companies have and the talent they hope to attract is the foundation for creating effective strategies in workforce planning, talent ... Read More
US_Talent_Market_Monthly_November_2014(1)
The U.S. economy continued to add jobs at a healthy pace in October, with total non-farm employment increasing by 214,000. Job gains for August were revised up from 180,000 to 203,000, and growth for September was revised from 248,000 to 256,000. With the revisions, monthly U.S. employment creation has topped the 200,000 mark—the widely-cited benchmark of a healthy labor market—for nine straight m ... Read More
Global Talent Market Quarterly Image
The Global Talent Market Quarterly provides a summary of the current economic and labor market conditions around the world and gives insight into how they might impact you.The global economy is forecast to accelerate modestly in the short term, with both strengths and risks in all regions. The engine of global growth continues to shift from the emerging markets to the developed countries, led by s ... Read More
Making_the_Business_Case_for_Gender_Equity
Across Asia, women are most highly represented at junior levels and have the lowest representation at the senior or executive level.The same story repeats itself across every region in the world. Why does this matter? Because businesses perform better when men and women contribute equally at senior levels.In fact, gender equity at all levels of organizations is not a feel-good, reputational issu ... Read More
Career_Development_Natural_Resources
Natural Resources employees are engaged in a vast range of activities involved in the extraction and processing of resources including oil and gas, iron ore, coal and other commodities.They occupy a special place, not only in terms of their economic significance, but for the unique operational and workplace challenges that characterize the sector. Harnessing the skills and capabilities of the work ... Read More
Career_Development_Life_Sciences
Life Sciences employees work in some of the fastest-growing and most innovative areas of the global economy.Getting the right formula for a productive and engaged workforce is critical to harnessing the capabilities of this highly skilled cohort of employees.This topic seeks to unravel some of the big questions that are occupying the minds of employees as they think about the ongoing process of ma ... Read More
Career_Development_Financial_Services_Insurance
Financial Services employees are in demand across the globe as the growth of financial planning, wealth management and improved financial literacy drive the uptake of services and demand for trained professionals.Across financial services, banking and insurance, the focus on professional development has been accentuated by requirements for more rigorous regulation and client-focused offerings.Alon ... Read More
TMM_October_2014
After a slight slowdown last month, the U.S. labor market returned to healthy growth in September as employers added 248,000 workers to their payrolls. Employment gains for July and August were also revised upward by a combined 69,000 workers, suggesting that the summer job market slump was milder than originally reported. Through the first nine months of 2014, U.S. employment has now grown by mor ... Read More
KGWI_Career_Development_2014(1)
The Kelly Global Workforce Index® (KGWI) is an annual global survey revealing opinions about work and the workplace. Almost 230,000 people across the Americas; Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA); and Asia-Pacific (APAC) regions responded to the 2014 survey.The topics covered in the 2014 KGWI survey include:Engaging Active and Passive Job SeekersCareer DevelopmentThe Candidate Experience fro ... Read More
TMM_September_2014
The U.S. labor market took a dip in August, as employers added just 142,000 workers to their payrolls over the month. This marked the lowest monthly job gain so far in 2014, and falls well short of the average monthly growth of 228,000 over the first half of the year. In addition, the prior two months’ change in employment were revised down by a total of 28,000, another sign that the summer job ma ... Read More
A_World_At_Work
A World at Work
28 Aug 2014
To better understand how workers think—and how employers might respond—Kelly Services® developed the Kelly Global Workforce Index (KGWI), an annual global survey with nearly 230,000 respondents across 31 countries, three generations, and a multitude of industries and occupations.The results of the survey provide valuable insight into key areas of the talent equation:The Mood of the Global Labor Ma ... Read More
Global Talent Market Quarterly Image
The Global Talent Market Quarterly provides a summary of the current economic and labor market conditions around the world and gives insight into how they might impact you.The global economy looks set to expand modestly over the short term. However, the healthy outlook is overshadowed by several geopolitical risks, including the crises in Ukraine and the Middle East. Emerging markets, once the pow ... Read More
Workforce_Loyalty_and_Contentment_in_IT-TN
Insights from over 7,400 Information Technology professionals across the globe ... Read More
TMM_August_2014
Job creation was solid, but not spectacular, in July 2014 as employers added 209,000 workers to their payrolls. Although this marked the sixth straight month of employment gains above the 200,000 mark—an achievement not seen since 1997—the figure was slightly below expectations as job creation had averaged 277,000 per month in the second quarter. Still, the U.S. economy has generated more than 1.4 ... Read More
TMM_July_2014
The U.S. labor market appears to be hitting its stride midway through 2014, as employers added 288,000 workers to their payrolls during the month of June. Employment gains for May were revised from +217,000 to +224,000, and April was revised from +282,000 to +304,000, bringing average job growth for the first half of 2014 to just over 230,000 per month—the labor market’s strongest first half perfo ... Read More
Engaging_Active_and_Passive_Job_Seekers_Natural_Resources(1)
The Kelly Global Workforce Index (KGWI) is an annual global survey revealing opinions about work and the workplace. Almost 230,000 people across the Americas, EMEA and APAC regions responded to the 2014 survey.The topics covered in the 2014 KGWI survey include:Engaging active and passive job seekersCareer developmentThe candidate experience from hiring to onboardingWorker preferences and workplace ... Read More
Engaging_Active_and_Passive_Job_Seekers_Life_Sciences(1)
The Kelly Global Workforce Index (KGWI) is an annual global survey revealing opinions about work and the workplace. Almost 230,000 people across the Americas, EMEA and APAC regions responded to the 2014 survey.The topics covered in the 2014 KGWI survey include:Engaging active and passive job seekersCareer developmentThe candidate experience from hiring to onboardingWorker preferences and workplace ... Read More
Engaging_Active_and_Passive_Job_Seekers_Financial_Services and_Insurance(1)
The Kelly Global Workforce Index (KGWI) is an annual global survey revealing opinions about work and the workplace. Almost 230,000 people across the Americas, EMEA and APAC regions responded to the 2014 survey.The topics covered in the 2014 KGWI survey include:Engaging active and passive job seekersCareer developmentThe candidate experience from hiring to onboardingWorker preferences and workplace ... Read More
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U.S. employers continued to show confidence in May, adding jobs at a steady pace that was a shade higher than expectations. Total nonfarm payrolls increased by 217,000 during the month, pushing total employment in the U.S. back above pre-recession levels for the first time. Average monthly job growth in the U.S. has seen a slow but steady acceleration as it has recovered from the downturn: 174K in ... Read More
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The Global Talent Market Quarterly provides a summary of the current economic and labor market conditions around the world and gives insight into how they might impact you. 2014 is expected to be a modestly stronger year for the global economy, with GDP growth projected to surpass 3%. The expansion will be led by a moderate strengthening in North America and the slow but steady recovery in West ... Read More
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The (KGWI) is an annual global survey revealing opinions about work and the workplace. Almost 230,000 people across the Americas, EMEA and APAC regions responded to the 2014 survey. The topics covered in the 2014 KGWI survey include:Engaging Active and Passive Job SeekersCareer DevelopmentThe Candidate Experience from Hiring to OnboardingWorker Preferences and Workplace Agility  A total of 31 ... Read More
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36% are more inclined to search for jobs via social media than through traditional methods (newspaper ads, online job boards, recruitment companies) 25% secured work via online job boards 17% have participated in an employers’ online talent community, of which 72% cite access to job opportunities as the biggest attraction   ... Read More
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Job creation surged in April, as employers added 288,000 new workers to their payrolls, the largest monthly employment gain in more than two years. Employment growth in March was revised upward by 11,000 workers, and an additional 25,000 workers were added to February’s payroll gains. With the revisions, employment growth has averaged more than 214,000 per month thus far in 2014. ... Read More
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Hiring in the U.S. continued on a steady pace in March, as the economy generated a respectable 192,000 jobs. Upward revisions to the prior two months’ employment gains totaled 37,000, bringing average monthly job creation to nearly 178,000 for the first three months of 2014. Private sector employment surpassed 116 million, topping the pre-recession peak employment level reached in January 2008. ... Read More
How to Deliver Better Leaner Field Service Image
Do you deploy technical field service talent for repairs, upgrades, installations, remediation, break-fixes or calibration of medical devices? If you do, you are no doubt managing increasing administration, compliance and regulatory requirements, alongside the need to find talented engineers to do the work on time and on budget. As a supplier to one of the most heavily regulated industries in t ... Read More
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Despite wintry weather conditions blanketing much of the country, the U.S. labor market managed to heat up very slightly in February. The economy generated a respectable 175,000 new jobs during the month—less than the average 194,000 per month added in 2013, but a healthy increase from the revised +84,000 jobs created in December and +129,000 in January. ... Read More
Global Talent Market Quarterly Image
The Global Talent Market Quarterly provides a summary of the current economic and labor market conditions around the world and gives insight into how they might impact you. 2014 looks to be a modestly better year for the global economy, with growth projected to reach 3.3%. Stronger business and consumer sentiment, particularly in developed countries including the U.S., U.K., and Germany, will h ... Read More
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According to a 2012 Aberdeen Group survey, the average company’s workforce is currently 26 per cent contingent. However, many calculations of ‘contingent’ workers do not take into consideration offshore projects or BPO workforces, nor often program offices that run specific projects. So, the real proportion of contingent workers may well be much, much higher. Indeed, some predictions see them c ... Read More
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The 2013 Kelly Global Workforce Index (KGWI) brings work and workplace insights sourced from more than 120,000 respondents from 31 countries across the Americas, EMEA and APAC regions. It takes the form of an annual survey that canvasses a wide spectrum of opinions on issues impacting the contemporary workplace, with a particular focus on the perspectives from different generations, industries, ... Read More
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The 2013 Kelly Global Workforce Index (KGWI) brought together work and workplace insights sourced from more than 120,000 respondents from 31 countries across the Americas, EMEA and APAC regions. One of the largest global surveys of its kind, the KGWI sheds light on employee attitudes and behaviors surrounding some of the most pressing modern workplace challenges.  Throughout the year, Kelly ... Read More
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Global Trends in RPO & Talent Recruitment 2014 was prepared by Kelly Outsourcing and Consulting Group (KellyOCG®) in partnership with the Human Resource Outsourcing Association (HROA), HR.com, the Shared Services & Outsourcing Network (SSON) and the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) to provide a comprehensive overview of the latest trends and insights from the global bu ... Read More
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Social media in recruitment has altered the way people search for and communicate about work. It's emergence is opening up a plethora of connections where people are willing and able to share information, views, encouragement, and even alerts about prospective job opportunities.   ... Read More
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The 2013 Kelly Global Workforce Index (KGWI) brings together work and workplace insights sourced from more than 120,000 respondents from 31 countries across the Americas, EMEA and APAC regions. It takes the form of an annual survey that canvasses a wide spectrum of opinions on issues impacting the contemporary workplace, with a particular focus on the perspectives from different generations, in ... Read More
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The 2013 Kelly Global Workforce Index (KGWI) brings work and workplace insights sourced from more than 120,000 respondents from 31 countries across the Americas, EMEA and APAC regions. It takes the form of an annual survey that canvasses a wide spectrum of opinions on issues impacting the contemporary workplace, with a particular focus on the perspectives from different generations, industries, ... Read More
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Outsourcing has never been the same as offshoring, yet it seems the two concepts have become increasingly interchangeable over the past decade. Despite the long history of outsourcers as leaders in innovation and in delivering practical workforce management solutions, offshoring has increasingly stolen the spotlight and thunder (and not always in positive ways). Offshoring continues to be se ... Read More
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With four different generations functioning in the workplace today (and a fifth one just around the corner), many organizations are faced with understanding how to adapt. These generations are wired differently, they work differently, and organizations need to adjust their talent strategies—or they’ll be left behind.    ... Read More
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The economic environment is testing the employee/employer partnership, with employees ready and willing to switch jobs should a better prospect arise. Almost half of all respondents, globally, have changed employers in the past year, with the greatest rate of job-changers in the EMEA region.    ... Read More
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We have all read the predictions of ‘mega change’ in the workforce of the future. We know how quickly technology has changed our world, as well as how it has radically altered the way we access (and compete for) work. We know how rapidly and how fundamentally the global economy has shifted, and how this has affected the organizations we work for, the local economies they depend upon, and the ... Read More
Talent Cluster Snapshot Life Sciences China Image
The Life Sciences sector in China is expected to grow significantly in 2013/14 and beyond. Due to economic growth and continuous increases in health care expenditures, the country’s standard of living has improved significantly, increasing awareness of personal health as well as the demand (and ability to pay) for more sophisticated health care services. As such, there are many career opportuni ... Read More
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 Performance-based remuneration is gathering momentum across the globe with the highest incidence of performance-linked pay in the fast-growing economies of the APAC region, while developed nations such as Denmark and Sweden have the lowest percentage.Interestingly, almost half of all workers worldwide agree they would perform better if their pay was linked to their performance and productivity, h ... Read More
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 No longer “front-end loaded” onto a career, nor the sole responsibility of the employer, workers recognise that skills are a lifelong pursuit of development and renewal.The prime reason for undertaking training in the Americas and APAC is to gain promotion with their current employer. However, it’s a different story in EMEA, where about half of employees focus on gaining a promotion, and are almo ... Read More
How to Attract and Retain Talent - An Industry Perspective on Life Sciences Image
Our research about what attracts, motivates, and retains workers across different industries brought to light some striking differences. Although there is a strong pattern of voluntary attrition across all industries and regions, the responses of some 170,000 employees, globally, provide valuable insights for employers seeking to retain and engage talent in these sectors. This global industry p ... Read More
How to Attract and Retain Talent - An Industry Perspective on Natural Sciences Image
Our research about what attracts, motivates, and retains workers across different industries brought to light some striking differences. Although there is a strong pattern of voluntary attrition across all industries and regions, the responses of some 170,000 employees, globally, provide valuable insights for employers seeking to retain and engage talent in these sectors. This global industry p ... Read More
How to Attract and Retain Talent - An Industry Perspective on Financial Services Image
Our research about what attracts, motivates, and retains workers across different industries brought to light some striking differences. Although there is a strong pattern of voluntary attrition across all industries and regions, the responses of some 170,000 employees, globally, provide valuable insights for employers seeking to retain and engage talent in these sectors. This global industry p ... Read More
How to Find STEM Talent Image
They may be relatively small in number, but they pull more than their fair share of economic weight. Amid higher unemployment and economic turmoil, we need them now more than ever. STEM jobs (97 occupations that fall into the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields) are part of a critical cycle of economic growth. They are vital for national competitiveness, fueling the economy ... Read More

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