Strategic Workforce Planning Publications

2017

  1. Turning Silver into Gold: Tapping into the Mature Workforce to Close Europe's Widening Talent Gaps

    July 2017 | Key Business Issues

    Europe's workforce is aging and possibly shrinking as well. Retaining and retraining mature workers can help stem the tide of workforce defections and fill in skills gaps.

  2. China Center Chart Dive: Workforce skill gaps loom large for Made in China 2025

    June 2017 | China Center Publications

    Talent challenges are likely to drag on the progress of China’s major new plan to modernize and upgrade its manufacturing sector, the controversial and contentious “Made in China 2025” initiative.

  3. Drafting the 'Dream Team': Leveraging Analytics to Acquire Top Talent in Asia

    June 2017 | Research Report

    Using workforce analytics, organizations can systematically examine and evaluate the quality of their talent acquisition strategies to identify and implement the most effective means for finding talent. 

  4. China Center Chart Dive: Chinese population inflows concentrated in 15 cities

    May 2017 | China Center Publications

    Despite headlines about high real estate prices and skyrocketing living costs in China’s more developed cities, our research finds that advanced cities are still attracting the lion’s share of population inflows.

  5. StraightTalk® Global Economic Outlook 2017: Uncertainty and Global Growth Make Strange Bedfellows

    February 2017 | StraightTalk®

    Globally, 2017 growth is projected at about 2.9 percent—a notch up from earlier projections. For the medium term, there are no signs as yet that policy changes will raise the trend. 

2016

  1. 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.

  2. 25 Truths about Strategic HR: Insights from the 2nd Annual Strategic HR Conference

    May 2016 | Conference KeyNotes

    Today’s HR function is a strategic partner to the C-suite, shaping not only talent but culture, learning, technology, and values. It does this by anticipating strategic needs, mastering ambiguity, and becoming even more agile.

  3. China ResearchGraphic: Labor Strife in China -- Anticipating Stress Points, Preparing to Respond

    April 2016 | China Center Publications

    As China's economic slowdown deepens and associated volatilities increase, labor unrest is on the rise. Data collected by China Labor Bulletin, a Hong Kong-based NGO, shows that the number of labor strikes has increased dramatically over the past three years.

  4. Help Wanted: What Looming Labor Shortages Mean for Your Business - CHRO Implications

    April 2016 | Key Business Issues

    Hiring and retaining talent are becoming more difficult as labor shortages hit across industries and regions, leading to higher wages, lower profits, and headaches for CHROs.

  5. Help Wanted: What Looming Labor Shortages Mean for Your Business - CEO Implications

    April 2016 | Key Business Issues

    New sources of labor should be top of mind for CEOs as they contemplate protracted labor shortages. These shortages will hit most industries, pinching profits and prolonging the economic slowdown.