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2017 US Market Monthly January
Healthcare led monthly payroll growth in December, with 43,000 workers added, roughly in line with the average monthly gain of 35,000 for 2016. Hiring in the professional and business services sector was sluggish in December (+15,000) as temporary help services employment ticked down (-15,500), but over the full year the professional and business services sector added 522,000 jobs. Employment in m ... Read More
Global Talent Market Q4
GLOBAL ECONOMIC & LABOR MARKET As 2016 draws to a close, global economic growth is projected to come in at a subdued 2.4% for the year, the fifth consecutive year below 3%. A slight acceleration to 2.8% is predicted for 2017 as growth in North America continues, South America and Russia see some recovery activity, and APAC markets remain relatively strong. A positive outlook for global labor marke ... Read More
December 2016 US Talent Market Monthly
Just when we are getting a clearer picture of the Millennials—that tech-savvy group of twenty- and thirty-somethings that value things like flat management structures, flexible work styles, and socially relevant jobs—employers need to get ready for a new generation to enter the workforce. ... Read More
2016 KGWI Scientific Talent Infographic
An employer that offers opportunities to work on innovative projects and exposure to cutting-edge technologies is attractive to a growing number of scientific professionals. More and more, scientific professionals are focused on keeping skills current and having opportunities to sharpen and demonstrate those skills.   ... Read More
KGWI Engineering Talent
In this age of uncertainty, workers in the U.S. are more concerned about remaining employable by having up-to-date skills than they are with losing their current job. Those you employ—especially professional/technical (PT) talent—maybe harder to retain if they don’t have opportunities to pursue their interests and develop their skill sets at work. ... Read More
KGWI IT Resources
Workers in the U.S. are more concerned about remaining employable by having up-to-date skills than they are with losing their current job. As a result, those you employ - especially professional/technical talent - may be harder to retain if they don’t have opportunities to pursue their interests and develop their skill sets at work. An employer who offers opportunities to acquire new and cutting e ... Read More
US Talent Market Monthly 180x180
U.S. employers continued their slow and steady hiring pace in October, adding 161,000 workers to their payrolls, slightly less than consensus expectations. Employment gains from September were revised up by 35,000, and August’s employment change was also revised upward, by 9,000 jobs. Through the first ten months of 2016, the U.S. economy has added 1.8 million jobs, compared tojust under 2.2 milli ... Read More
US Talent Market Monthly 180x180
Moderate job growth continued in September as U.S. employers added 156,000 workers to their payrolls, just slightly below consensus expectations. Revisions to the previous two months’ employment gains were negligible (-7,000 on net). Job growth has averaged around 178,000 per month through the first three quarters of 2016, with the economy generating 1.6 million jobs year-to-date. In2015, job gain ... Read More
US Talent Market Monthly 180x180
After two months of robust hiring activity, the U.S. labor market cooled off a bit in August. Employers added 151,000 workers to their payrolls, slightly below consensus expectations. After revisions, net change to the previous two months’ employment figures was essentially flat, as job gains from June were revised down by 21,000, and July’s numbers were revised up by 20,000. Over the past twelve ... Read More
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Is there a key workplace factor that would improve both a company’s profitability and their ability to attract and retain top talent?Collaboration is becoming just that factor for today’s companies. Recently, nearly three out of four North American C-suite executives agreed that their organization would be more successful if employees were able to work in flexible and collaborative ways. And more ... Read More
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ECONOMY & LABOR MARKETS: Although the UK’s historic vote to leave the European Union (Brexit) will have significant adverse effects on the country’s short-term economic prospects, as well as lowering the outlook for the rest of Europe, negative impacts outside of the region are projected to be somewhat limited. Still, the Brexit decision, along with other challenges including recessions in several ... Read More
US Talent Market Monthly 180x180
The U.S. economy continued to generate jobs at a brisk pace in July, as employers added 255,000 workers to their payrolls, much higher than expected. Non-farm payroll employment figures for May and June were revised up by a combined 18,000, bringing the average job gain over the past twelve months to nearly 204,000 per month. More than 1.3 million jobs have been created thus far in 2016. ... Read More
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When it comes to employment, how valuable, competitive, and resilient are you? Are you taking your career development into your own hands and building the skills that will enable you to thrive in any work environment—and in any economic business climate?Today’s job environment is uncertain, and many agree that job security is a thing of the past. Where once you might have relied on your long-term ... Read More
US Talent Market Monthly 180x180
After a dismal performance in May, hiring activity surged forward in June as non-farm payroll employment increased by 287,000—the largest monthly jobs gain since last October. After revisions to the prior two months’ employment change figures, the combined April and May gains were a net 6,000 lower than previously reported, with private sector job creation actually slightly negative in May. Thus f ... Read More
US Talent Market Monthly 180x180
With widespread market uncertainties and the Verizon strike last month, experts were forecasting a somewhat subdued U.S. jobs report for May—but the final numbers were much worse than anticipated. The U.S. economy only generated 38,000 jobs during the month, the lowest single month total since September 2010. Revisions to nonfarm payroll gains for March and April combined showed that employment gr ... Read More
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In today’s uncertain job environment, global workers are seeking ways to be as resilient as possible. This includes taking the lead in managing their careers. Workers are becoming adept at developing skills that enable them to thrive in any company—they’ll utilize available employer training, or they will actively seek ways to further their skill sets, perhaps by becoming free agents or freelancer ... Read More
Global TMQ_180x180_updatedFeb2016_160158A
ECONOMY & LABOR MARKETS: The global economy is forecast to expand by 2.6% in 2016, but the moderate growth rate masks a variety of divergent economic conditions and risks among markets. Most developed economies are expected to see solid if unremarkable growth and steady to slightly falling unemployment rates, but all are vulnerable to political, social, and market risks. Emerging markets are a stu ... Read More
US Talent Market Monthly 180x180
Hiring activity slowed in April, with just 160,000 jobs added to non-farm payrolls, the smallest employment gain since last September. Employment totals for February and March were revised down by 19,000, bringing the average monthly job gain for 2016 year-to-date to 192,000. Over the past year, the U.S. economy has added around 2.7 million jobs, slightly trailing the 2.9 million jobs added in the ... Read More
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Women In STEM
29 Apr 2016
If we’re going to make a dent in the massive talent gap in the STEM fields, we have to start engaging more women now, and we have to work together to do so.Tipping the scale towards a more optimized and gender diverse STEM talent pool takes more than just ramping up recruitment efforts—it requires commitment and effort from all parties involved, from parents and teachers all the way up to executiv ... Read More
Eng 2016 Trends_180x180
What trends can engineering managers expect to see through 2016? While details may vary between specific industry verticals, a number of key issues will remain important, and possibly increase in significance throughout most industry segments.Kelly® is pleased to provide this brief outlook on significant workforce trends that are expected to impact talent in the engineering industry for 2016. Thro ... Read More
US Talent Market Monthly 180x180
The pace of hiring continued at a steady clip in March, as U.S. employers added 215,000 workers to their payrolls. Revisions to the previous two months’ employment totals were slight (-1,000 on net), bringing the monthly job creation average to 209,000 for thefirst quarter of 2016. While still a healthy figure—particularly in a slow global economic environment—it somewhat lags the average monthly ... Read More
US Talent Market Monthly 180x180
The U.S. job market gained momentum in February, as the economy generated 242,000 jobs—well above consensus expectations. January’s job totals were revised upward by 21,000 and December’s employment gains by 9,000, bringing the average monthly payroll increases to 228,000 over the past three months. That’s inline with the average monthly employment gain of nearly 229,000 per month for the full yea ... Read More
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Work-life design is not just a trend - it's a movement. Talent has a choice of where and how to work, which means your best talent is looking for greater control and ownership over how they integrate work and their personal lives and passions.Learn more about what your best finance talent wants and needs from their employers.  ... Read More
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IT: Get On Board
10 Mar 2016
Work-life design is not just a trend - it's a movement. Talent has a choice of where and how to work and U.S. information technology workers outscore the U.S. average on talent agility. They are well aware of their market power and value, so if they are dissatisfied, they know they can find a better opportunity.Learn more about what your best IT talent wants and needs from their employers.  ... Read More
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Work-life design is not just a trend - it's a movement. Talent has a choice of where and how to work, which means your best talent is looking for greater control and ownership over how they integrate work and their personal lives and passions.Learn more about what your best scientific talent wants and needs from their employers.  ... Read More
Global TMQ_180x180_updatedFeb2016_160158A
Economy & labor markets: The outlook for the global economy in 2016 is uncertain, with financial market volatility, depressed commodity prices, and slowing in key emerging markets keeping growth prospects muted. Brazil and Russia face continued recessionary conditions, while China’s economic momentum continues to cool amid stock market instability and structural challenges. These issues are leadin ... Read More
Work Life Design_KGWI_180x180
Just as businesses are getting comfortable with the concept of work-life balance, they’ll need to quickly reconcile with the more complex demands for work-life design—which is a more seamless integration of work and life.In this era of talent supply chain management, talent has a choice of where and how to work—as evidenced by the 31 percent of global workers who choose flexible work styles over t ... Read More
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Work-life design is not just a trend - it's a movement.For employers of engineering talent, the costs of not adapting to a work-life design environment are high. By not changing, organizations risk the turnover of top, engaged workers. They narrow the range of talent they can attract, and may compromise performance and innovation.Learn more about what your best engineering talent wants and needs f ... Read More
US Talent Market Monthly 180x180
Hiring activity was subdued in the first month of 2016, as employers only added 151,000 workers to their payrolls—below consensus expectations. Revisions to the previous two months’ figures showed little change from initially reported data, but theannual benchmark process (which examines payroll jobs data for the previous year) showed that job creation in 2015 was slightly stronger than previously ... Read More
US Talent Market Monthly 180x180
The U.S. labor market ended the year with a robust performance, adding 292,000 jobs in December. With revisions to the previous two months’ employment gains totaling 50,000, employers added an average of 284,000 workers to their payrolls in the last quarter of 2015. For the full year, monthly U.S. job growth averaged 221,000—less than the 260,000 per month gains seen in 2014,but higher than any ot ... Read More
Global Talent Market Quarterly Q3 2011 Image
The global economy remains stuck in low gear, with only a modest acceleration expected in the short term. Factors driving the sluggishness include low commodity prices, the slowdown in China’s economy, financial market volatility, and geopolitical tensions. Expansions in developed countries’ economies are expected to be positive but muted in 2015 and 2016—and will likely not be enough to offset th ... Read More
Global Talent Market Quarterly Q3 2011 Image
Global GDP growth is expected to be somewhat constrained at around 2.6% in 2015, as the Chinese economy continues to cool down and several large emerging markets including Brazil and Russia are in recession. Most large developed economies are expected to see moderate growth in 2015, with strengthening recoveries in the Eurozone and Japan, and healthy growth after a weak first quarter in the United ... Read More
US Talent Market Monthly 180x180
The pace of hiring in the U.S. continued to shake off its winter sluggishness in May, with employers adding a larger-than-expected 280,000 new jobs during the month. The dismally low March employment gains were revised upward from +85,000 to +119,000, and April’s total was revised down by 2,000, for a net gain of 32,000 more jobs than previously reported. As a result, monthly job growth has averag ... Read More
2014 KGWI Executive Insights
Today’s modern-day worker spans across gender, generations, regions, and industries, and embodies contemporary thinking and trends. What are the driving forces behind this workforce—and furthermore, what do they want from their employers?To better understand the motivations behind today’s workforce, and how employers can best act and react to worker expectations, Kelly® developed the Kelly Global ... Read More

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