SHIFT – January 2024

Four Business Trends To Track And Leverage In 2024 Jaime Leverton, Forbes Business Council contributor, is paying particular attention to these four trends and considering what they could mean for your ecosystem, customers and team in the year ahead: Transformation will become a leadership skill; Collaboration between companies and schools will increase; Leaders will prioritize…

Global Talent Update – January 2024

EUROPE Germany has recently launched “Job Turbo,” a new initiative aimed at accelerating the employment of refugees. Refugees will be able to take up employment in Germany even if their German language skills are not good. Data show that this initiative will benefit around 200,000 Ukrainian nationals as well as an additional 200,000 refugees from…

BLS Employment Situation Report: December 2023

The Labor Department’s December payroll report reflected the winter weather that is finally settling in across the U.S. as the gradual cooling of job growth continued. Total non-farm payroll employment increased by 216,000 in December versus job growth of 199,000 in the previous month. At 3.7 percent, the unemployment rate remained unchanged versus November. Almost…

SHIFT – December 2023

How can leaders prepare for workplace success in the coming year? As we venture into 2024, the business landscape continues to be shaped by unprecedented change and uncertainty. Adaptability, resilience and hope will be crucial as leaders deal with a continuing array of challenges, including how to foster a workforce that not only endures but…

Global Talent Update – December 2023

EUROPE Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is known for his hard stance on immigration. However, due to the lack of local workers and in the light of new industrial developments, the Hungarian government is opening the country’s doors to hundreds of so-called “guest workers” from third countries. Viktor Orbán stated that the country would need…

Global Talent Update – November 2023

EUROPE A recent survey by the Chamber of Commerce reveals a growing interest among Finnish companies in recruiting or leasing international talent, yet there’s a hesitancy to adopt English as the workplace language. While approximately 62% of companies have considered hiring international expertise, a significant 71% are not prepared to switch their workplace language to…

SHIFT – November 2023

Embracing AI in the Workplace A recent article in Forbes observes that innovations like artificial intelligence (AI) are being introduced so quickly that once we comprehend one concept, it seems as though it’s already obsolete. There are concerns about AI outperforming all of us, and the World Economic Forum predicts that tech innovation and automation…

BLS Employment Situation Report: October 2023

Easing hiring and wage growth, as reflected in today’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) survey, might signal that the economy is cooling in spite of recent robust GDP growth. Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 150,000 in October in contrast to a surprisingly strong gain of 336,000 jobs in September. The unemployment rate up-ticked slightly…

Global Talent Update – October 2023

EUROPE inflation in the euro zone cooled to its lowest level since October 2021, falling to 4.3% in September. That was down from a 5.2% annual reading in August, while month-on-month inflation dipped from 0.5% to 0.3%. Core inflation — which excludes energy, food, alcohol and tobacco, and is closely watched by monetary policymakers —…