October 4, 2011
Posted by Joan V. Gallos
The ManpowerGroup recently released a report on global employment trends. Their data reflect interviews with 65,500 employers across 12 industries in 41 of the world’s largest labor markets and measure employer hiring expectations for October through December 2011. The news is good – a ray of hope for us all in these tough economic times.
The report highlights include:
36 of 41 of the countries surveyed expect to add to their workforces over the next 3 months. The quality of life and political implications of employment increases are huge.
There are positive domestic prospects, as well. The U.S. compared favorably with dynamic markets like Brazil & Taiwan, and all three expect a net positive employment outlook of +5%.
In the Midwest, 17% of employers plan to increase staff levels, and more than 71% expect to maintain current levels.
Industries, such as Wholesale & Retail Trade and Manufacturing of Durable Goods, project net increases of 17% and 16% respectively.
Manpower’s report concludes with a reminder that employers continue to maintain tight control on staffing levels. This means ongoing pressures for employees across sectors to perform at greater levels with fewer resources.
The Leadership Professor suggests that we all take a deep breath, celebrate our contributions and hard work, and remember that strengthening and elevating our skills keep us competitive in tough times. A review of the blog archives, anyone?
 Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, Quarter 4, 2011.