HRO Today and PeopleScout Release Global Labor Market Study for Fourth Quarter of 2017

April 13, 2018

Philadelphia – April 13, 2018 – SharedXpertise, publisher of HRO Today, and PeopleScout, a worldwide leader in recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), managed services (MSP) and total workforce solutions, have announced the release of their global labor market study for the fourth quarter of 2017.

This report provides companies with global labor market data about employment rates, economic growth and the state of the talent pool in various countries and regions. It provides essential information for predicting high-potential locations for expansion and recruitment, allowing multinational companies to stay competitive in talent acquisition. This report also contains a section highlighting the five developed nations most profoundly impacted by chronic unemployment.

“We see a cyclical recovery in the economy worldwide, with increased activity in investment, manufacturing activity and trade,” said Larry Basinait, vice president of market research at SharedXpertise. “But, conditions do depend upon which countries are being explored. Further insight into the challenges of the five countries mentioned in this report that are facing consistent low employment rates should be taken into consideration.”

“This report provides valuable insights on the global labor market and the economic forecast for this year and next,” said Taryn Owen, president of PeopleScout. “We believe this analysis will be useful for companies planning their long-term talent strategy.”

The report is available for download by clicking here.
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About PeopleScout
PeopleScout, a TrueBlue company, is the world’s largest RPO provider managing talent solutions that span the global economy, with end-to-end MSP capabilities supporting total workforce needs. PeopleScout boasts 98 percent client retention managing the most complex programs in the industry. The company’s thousands of forward-looking talent professionals provide clients with the edge in the people business by consistently delivering now while anticipating what’s next. Affinix™, PeopleScout’s proprietary talent acquisition platform, empowers faster engagement with the best talent through an AI-driven, consumer-like candidate experience with one-point ATS and VMS integration and single sign-on. Leveraging the power of data gleaned from engaging millions of candidates and contingent associates every year, PeopleScout enhances talent intelligence for clients across more than 70 countries with headquarters in Chicago and Sydney and global delivery centers in Charlotte, Toronto, Montreal, Krakow, Gurgaon and Bangalore. For more information please visit

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