Unemployment is down across the world’s largest economies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond,  Formative Content The number of employed people in the world’s largest economies is on the rise, as workers enjoy an increasingly healthy job market. Statistics from the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook, which measures the number […]

Italy should boost spending and strengthen cooperation and integration of employment services to help more people into work

Mr Giuseppe CONTE, Italian Prime Minister. Copyright: European Union Event: Special meeting of the European Council (Art. 50) This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Italy should boost spending and cooperation at national and regional levels as part of broader efforts to help more people into work and reduce the country’s high unemployment […]

Working when sick is rising and harms you and your employer. This is why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content If you’ve been ill enough to call in sick, but felt pressure to turn up at work, you’re not alone. Working when you’re physically or mentally unwell is called presenteeism – and […]

Transparency is key to inclusive employment and government integrity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Silvina Moschini, Co-founder, TransparentBusiness, Inc. Digital transformation, or more precisely The Fourth Industrial Revolution, has inspired tremendous advances in business and government, and has created significant advancement opportunities for both sectors. It is transforming every aspect of both the […]

Office workers in these economies clock up the most extra hours

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content Most people will have stayed late at work to finish urgent tasks or might even have pulled an all-nighter to hit a really tight deadline. When those occasions are the exception rather than […]

These 4 trends are shaping the future of your job

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content Whether you’re an optimist pointing to predictions of job creation or you’ve been worrying that a robot might be after your job, one thing is for certain. The world of work is going […]

These are America’s most dangerous jobs

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Think of fishing as a popular and leisurely pastime for retirees? Think again. It’s topped a list of US civilian occupations with the highest death rate. And it’s been consistently ranked among the most deadly jobs […]

It’s time to switch to a four-day working week, say these two Davos experts

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ross Chainey, Digital Media Specialist, World Economic Forum Working less would have a range of benefits for workers and employers and the world should embrace the four-day working week, was the message two experts brought to Davos 2019. Adam […]

Who should pay for workers to be reskilled?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Briony Harris, Formative Content The narrative around the increased adoption of AI in the workplace has been clear for some time – AI will replace masses of jobs but also create many others. That could happen in 1 of […]

European Fund for Transition to support more workers made redundant

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament voted to reform the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund supporting workers dismissed due to globalisation, technological or environmental changes. MEPs changed the name of the fund from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund to the European Fund for Transition (EFT) and want it to remain […]

These are the 10 most in-demand skills of 2019, according to LinkedIn

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Are you looking for a fresh start in 2019? Maybe you’d like to get fit? Learn a new skill? Or change career? According to analysis from networking site LinkedIn, 2019’s employers are looking for a combination […]

What the next 20 years will mean for jobs – and how to prepare

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephane Kasriel, CEO, Upwork The next two decades promise a full-scale revolution in our working lives. Before we look into the next 20 years, let’s take a quick look at the present – and something once considered paradoxical. We’re […]

Here are 3 alternative visions for the future of work

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Renee McGowan, Chief Executive Officer, Asia, Mercer (MMC) In early 2019 leaders of business and government will be meeting to address the challenges presented by technology and changing workforce dynamics. Many governments see the future of industry – Industry […]

Changing world of work needs new jobs strategy

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Governments need to do more to help workers and firms adapt to the fast-changing world of work and drive inclusive growth, according to the new OECD Jobs Strategy. New evidence in the report reveals that countries that promote job quantity, quality and inclusiveness – such as […]

Study: Trade supports over 36 million jobs across the EU

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Two new studies published today by the European Commission highlight the increasing importance of EU exports for job opportunities in Europe and beyond. EU exports to the world are more important than ever, supporting 36 million jobs across Europe, two thirds more than in […]

These countries are best at attracting and nurturing talented workers

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content Western Europe is the leading hub for the world’s talent, outperforming other regions in attracting, developing and retaining highly skilled employees. This is according to the recently released IMD World Talent Ranking 2018 […]

Hiring is broken. Here’s how to fix it

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rebecca Weicht, Co-Founder, Bantani Education & Susanna Williams, Impact Consultant , Hireable Hiring has not altered much since the early days of the 20th century. Despite all of the advances in technology, it costs over £30,000 to replace […]

Employment MEPs want to ensure more flexibility and clarity for EU mobile workers

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Updated rules for EU mobile workers aim to protect fair access to social security while distributing obligations fairly and fostering cooperation among member states. The modernised rules for coordinating social security systems, adopted by the Employment and Social Affairs Committee on Tuesday, focused on […]

Why social working cultures are happier and more productive

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dan Schawbel, Partner and Research Director, Future Workplace Today’s workers are more engaged and stay with their companies longer if they have stronger team relationships. Work has become highly decentralized, with more employees telecommuting and collaborative tools surpassing face-to-face […]

Why salaries could finally be on the way up

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Tired of reading about robots coming for your job? There’s good news for job seekers around the globe in Manpower’s latest report: hiring demand is up and talent shortages are at a 12-year high, showing […]

Here’s how to find a job you really love

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Utkarsh Amitabh, Founder, Network Capital (Mentors Across Borders), Network Capital Like many millennials, I have often received career advice along the lines of “follow your passion”. Although it sounds great, it is hard to put into practice. One […]

As tech disrupts our jobs, it’s not too late to turn pain into gain

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization (ILO) The World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report 2018 gives some cause for encouragement. The business perspective on how technology will affect growth and job creation is becoming more positive, the […]

In the future of work it’s jobs, not people, that will become redundant

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author:  Leena Nair, Chief Human Resources Officer, Unilever I am likely stating the obvious but it needs to be stated as often as possible – the world is changing and it is changing fast. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is blurring […]

The megatrend that will shape our working future

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ian Lee, Regional Head, APAC, The Adecco Group You may be a talented public relations consultant looking for new clients to build a freelancing business, or a senior manager at a multinational company, dealing with complex budgets, deadlines […]

OECD employment rate increases to 68.2% in the first quarter of 2018

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. The OECD area employment rate – the share of the working-age population with jobs – increased by 0.2 percentage point in the first quarter of 2018, to 68.2%, with gains in 28 out of 36 OECD countries. Higher employment rates occurred alongside a higher labour force […]

OECD: Rising employment overshadowed by unprecedented wage stagnation

This story is brought to you in association with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, OECD   The OECD Employment Outlook 2018 says that the employment rate for people aged 15-74 in the OECD area (36 countries) reached 61.7% in the OECD area at the end of 2017. For the first time there are […]

ECB intervenes to clean May’s and Schäuble’s mess

Last Thursday 8 June, on the day the Britons were punishing Theresa May for her mistakes and arrogance, the European Central Bank under Mario Draghi was preparing for a less favorable politico-economic environment and a much longer disinflationary period. Indirectly, Mario Draghi blamed the dying out inflation on the avowed neoliberals, of the kind of […]

Unemployment and exclusion brings EU cities to boiling point

Last Tuesday Eurostat, the EU statistical service release its latest estimates about the April unemployment rate and May inflation in Eurozone, which unfortunately didn’t diverge markedly from the gloomy predictions of analysts. This week however, the same source published a very interesting survey about the labor market situation in EU. It’s a special report about […]

Real EU unemployment rate at 10.2%+4.1%+4.7%: Eurostat Update

This newspaper has been closely following the evolution of real unemployment over the past few years, on the base of Eurostat statistics. It has proved that real unemployment is much higher than the official rates. In January 2014 the European Sting, using Eurostat data, found that, in the third quarter of 2013 real unemployment was […]

Conflicting statistics and bad banks haunt the Eurozone

Last week, Eurostat, the EU statistical service, released its flash estimate of the GDP of the first quarter of 2016, finding it, in both the Eurozone and the EU28, to be 0.5% bigger in comparison to the previous period. In the fourth quarter of 2015, GDP had also grown by 0.3% and 0.4% respectively. Does […]

Why do overwhelming proportions of EU’s youth feel excluded?

The Eurobarometer, the public opinion analysis tool of the European Commission, interviewed 10,294 Europeans aged between 16 and 30 in the 28 EU member states between 9 and 25 April 2016, and found that most of them feel economically and socially marginalized by the crisis. Of course, there are incredible differences among the member state countries, […]

Eurozone’s central bank leadership prepares for shoddier prospects

It has become commonplace to state that the European economy still doesn’t fare well after six years of recession or practical stagnation. For good reasons however in the past few days the horizon looked particularly darkened. Negative statistical evidence and meandering statements by key people are indicative of that. Inflation or rather disinflation statistics, persistently […]

No hard drivers in sight to remodel the stagnating affairs of the EU

It’s a tautological statement to say that the euro area is an economy which barely moves ahead, towards producing more jobs and incomes for the tens of millions of the unemployed and materially deprived. However, it seems that it’s worse than that. Mario Draghi, the President of the European Central Bank, said it plainly in […]