Labor Markets Center Publications

2016

  1. China Center Quick Note: The US election-an unexpected de-stabilizer

    November 2016 | China Center Publications

    Donald Trump’s likely behavior toward China is almost entirely unknowable; until more of his intentions are clarified MNC leaders will need to adjust to a period of persistent uncertainty.

  2. Global Economic Outlook 2017 US: Managing Risks and Opportunities as Slow Growth Lingers

    November 2016 | Key Business Issues

    As the US economy settles into a dismal 2 percent growth rate, what can businesses expect? Higher labor costs and rising interest rates. Smart companies will invest in innovation to increase productivity.

  3. China Center Slidicle: Middle-Aged Women in China—An Unutilized Workforce Opportunity?

    October 2016 | China Center Publications

    Although population aging is unarguably the key driver of China’s constricting labor supply, gender and age discrimination with respect to female workers make matters worse.

  4. Importing a Solution: Can Immigration Help Mitigate Looming Labor Shortages?

    September 2016 | Executive Action Report

    Depending on your organization’s industry and location, hiring more immigrants may be a viable solution for addressing labor shortages over the next 15 years.

  5. Brexit Effect: Unpacking the Impact of Uncertainty on the Economy

    August 2016 | Executive Action Report

    Low confidence, high uncertainty, and postponed investment decisions are some of the short-term impacts we can expect from the United Kingdom’s stunning decision to leave the European Union. 

  6. US Salary Increase Budgets for 2017

    July 2016 | Research Report

    US salary increase budgets for 2016 have a median increase of 3.00 percent, the same percentage as the previous six years. Projections for 2017 are also 3.00 percent.

  7. Deciphering Labor and Skill Shortages in Asia with Workforce Analytics

    July 2016 | Research Report

    This report profiles labor markets in China, India, Indonesia, and the Philippines and provides guidelines for using workforce analytics to address talent concerns in the region.

  8. Job Satisfaction: 2016 Edition: Tightening Labor Market Means More Opportunity, More Satisfaction

    July 2016 | Research Report

    Nearly half of US workers (49.6 percent), the highest percentage since 2005, are satisfied with their jobs. The tightening labor market may be partly responsible for this uptick in sentiment.

  9. StraightTalk® Global Economic Outlook 2016: Quality over Quantity: How Business Can Generate Sustainable Growth in a Slow Global Economy

    May 2016 | Key Business Issues

    Our outlook for global economic growth remains modest at 2.4 percent in 2016 and 2.7 percent in 2017. While growth rates between mature and emerging markets have rapidly converged, significant variation between regions remains.

  10. Navigating the Digital Economy: Managing Demand and Supply for Digital Jobs and Developing a Tech-Savvy Workforce – CHRO Implications

    May 2016 | Key Business Issues

    The rise of the New Digital Economy is reshaping global labor markets. It offers opportunities, but also challenges in adjusting to labor shortages and changing demands for digital workers.