NEW YORK, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — For the 6th consecutive month, confidence levels among the American workforce reached pre-recession highs, according to the July Randstad Employee Confidence Index released today.
In fact, employees across the nation remain confident about many aspects of the workforce, with the Index remaining virtually unchanged at 56.3 in July (vs. 56.8 in June).
This online survey, conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Randstad in July of 2013, included 1,065 employed U.S. adults ages 18 and older…read more
The Conference Board Leading Economic Index for Europe 29-July
The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index 30-Julyread more
COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Successive quarters of strong performance by the nation’s nearly 200,000 middle market companies is fueling increased confidence in the national and global economies. According to the latest Middle Market Indicator (MMI), a survey of…read more
NEW YORK, July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –For the third consecutive quarter, the number of privately owned companies optimistic about the US economy’s 12-month prospects rose, according to PwC US’s Private Company Trendsetter Barometer. In the second quarter of 2013, 59 percent of…read more
Asian Enterprise Applications Market Grow Beyond Expectations to 9.8% in 2012
Backed by Increased Consumer Demands and Third Platform Technologies Adoption
Singapore and Hong Kong, June 25, 2013 – According to the Asia/Pacific Excluding Japan (APEJ) Semiannual Enterprises Applications (EA) Tracker, the EA software market experienced a better than expected growth of 9.8% in 2012.
Despite a few countries in the region undergoing local pressures, and the unfavorable economic climate in the last 12-18 months, the enterprise applications market has continued its steady growth owing to Cloud, Big Data, Business Analytics, and verticalized solutions.
Bloomberg Economists & Analysts Issue Outlook for 2013 Year End
Asia Pacific: How to navigate through uncertainty
HONG KONG–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Data, analysis and insights will help investors cope as Asia’s vibrant economy faces increased uncertainty, according to a 2013 Year End Outlook by Bloomberg BRIEF Economists and Bloomberg Industries Analysts announced today.
China‘s growth is slowing, Japan is launching dramatic new reform initiatives and aging, urbanizing populations across the region carry multifaceted implications.
The growing deficit of skilled labor needed to fill in-demand jobs is causing a drag on employers across the globe. A significant number of employers in the 10 largest world economies said that extended job vacancies have resulted in lower revenue and productivity and the inability to grow their businesses. Employers in China were the most likely to report having open positions they cannot fill and corresponding negative effects on their company performance. Russia houses the largest percentage of employers reporting a revenue shortfall tied to extended job vacancies while the U.S. is among those most likely to report a productivity loss. Japan ranked high among those who said the inability to find skilled talent has impeded expansion of their businesses.read more
Deloitte: Study Reveals Talent Squeeze is Globalizing; Shortage, Motivation and Retention of Talent Emerge as Top HR Challenges. Employment security, retirement rank in top three personal concerns across all regions surveyed; Ability to afford retirement was top concern for U.S. respondents. Despite stubbornly high unemployment, with recent reports of job gains showing a modest decline in the U.S. unemployment rate, human resource (HR) professionals around the globe have continued concerns about attracting and retaining top talent…read more
CareerBuilder’s 1st annual job forecast for the 10 largest world economies tells a tale of both confidence and caution. Brazil and India are voicing the greatest confidence with more than 67% of employers in these markets planning to add full-time, permanent headcount in 2013. Italy is the least optimistic, housing more employers who expect to decrease staff than those who expect to hire.read more
While Congress has slapped a band-aid on the ‘fiscal cliff’, much of what CCH discusses here Congress has yet to act upon. Do realize that the band-aid provided by Congress permits $1 tax reduction for every $42 tax dollars raised. Will Rogers must be rolling over in his grave with laughter. CCH Outlines Options as Congress, Taxpayers Face Fiscal Cliff CCH Offers Scenario for What Different Proposals Would Mean for a Middle-income Married Couple RIVERWOODS, Ill., Dec. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Congress returned to session on...read more
ISG Forecasts Top Americas Sourcing, Operational Trends for 2013 Sea change in sourcing dynamics underway, cloud growth to continue Key verticals face changing operational landscapes STAMFORD, Conn., Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Information Services Group (ISG) (NASDAQ: III), a leading technology insights, market intelligence and advisory services company, today identified seven top trends that will define the sourcing and operational agendas of Americas CIOs and their business enterprises in 2013. “2013 is shaping up to be a year...read more
Perfectly Clear? America’s Hiring Managers Expect Modest Job Creation in 2013 NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Hiring professionals anticipate continued job creation in the first half of 2013 at a solid, but not stellar pace. This according to a national survey conducted by Dice Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: DHX), a leading provider of specialized websites for professional communities. 46% of hiring managers and recruiters expect additional hiring during the first half of 2013, as compared to the second half of 2012. This stands as...read more
HR Staffs and Budgets Saw Modest Rebound in 2012, Bloomberg BNA Survey Finds ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Human resource department staffs and budgets showed some signs of recovery in 2012, although those gains probably did not compensate for cuts and freezes experienced during the recession and its aftermath, according to the latest annual survey of HR departments conducted by Bloomberg BNA. Following two straight years in which HR department staff cuts were more common than increases, the pattern reversed in...read more
Editor’s note: Since the beginning of November, we have observed many companies in the USA noting that the 1st quarter of next year, especially January, will witness massive layoffs. Unofficially, we have seen a total of nearly 1.2 million to be added to the unemployment numbers since this first announcement. In reading the Press Release from Manpower, this observation seems to have escaped their attention. We pray we are wrong and Manpower has factored this in… ManpowerGroup’s Global Hiring Confidence Index Reveals Rougher...read more
This is a guest post by Randall Gates, writer Why Quality Control Management is Needed A lot of uncertainties face business students and future business professionals in the dramatically changing business landscape of the 21st Century. One thing is for sure, however. In a world of increasing public scrutiny, shared information, and regulation, quality control will be more important than ever before. Information Sharing – or Exploitation? Take, for instance, the growth of such whistle-blowing websites as Wikileaks. Whether you agree with...read more
This year’s Towers Watson 15th Annual HR Service Delivery Survey results show that HR has big plans to make structural changes, continue investing in technology, and align the function with business goals. Towers Watson report reveals the HRSD and technology plans, goals and progress of more than 600 participating companies across North America, Europe and the Middle East, and the Asia Pacific region. Towers Watson: 2012 HR Service Delivery and Technology Survey Report from HR Tech Europe Read Findings Download Report A critical key to...read more
Editor’s Note: Though the economy globally is not doing well, it has long been thought the IT industry was the last bastion as a safe haven. Apparently, that thought is going to be tested, especially in the United States… BOSTON, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – The IT Employee Confidence Index, a measure of overall confidence among U.S. technology workers, declined to 51.7 in the second quarter of 2012, after peaking last wave at 58.8—its highest level in the last 4-1/2 years. This decline mirrors other quarterly...read more