Labor Markets Publications

2017

  1. CEO Challenge 2017: Leading through Risk, Disruption, and Transformation

    January 2017 | Key Business Issues

    The biggest challenges for CEOs in 2017 come from global volatility and unprecedented disruption. Leaders are coping by focusing on talent, culture, and fiscal discipline, according to our annual CEO survey.

  2. CEO Challenge 2017: Meeting the Human Capital Challenge

    January 2017 | Key Business Issues

    The human capital challenge for businesses in 2017 is about culture and talent. In a year of disruption, CEO respondents to our annual survey emphasize the need for strong organizational cultures that foster inclusiveness.

  3. China Center Chart Dive: China's Long March toward a Diminishing Labor Supply

    January 2017 | China Center Publications

    China is currently experiencing a pronounced demographic shift that will have a serious impact on MNCs in China. Over the past decade, it has transformed from a nation with an abundance of young people to one with an increasingly aged population.

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.