The French government has announced reforms to make the country’s labor system more employer-friendly. The reforms will ease the process of hiring and firing employees and should lower unemployment and induce foreign investment.
For the first time since 1958, France has elected a president with ties to neither of the country’s two main political parties. Here’s a brief look at the economic conditions Emmanuel Macron faces and his employment agenda.
This week's Global Glance looks at the Pew’s new digital economy survey; how Senator Warren’s speech on the gig economy sparked a global debate; and France's ongoing labor unrest.
Achieving a balance in the area of family leave is critical for multinationals. HR leaders should ask themselves: How can we develop family friendly leave policies that comply with local labor laws and customs, and encourage a healthy work-life balance, all while ensuring that our growing business remains financially sustainable?
Today’s technology has brought us the so-called “sharing economy,” and it is growing by leaps and bounds, not only in the West but around the world. Simple in concept, the sharing economy is also disruptive and has the potential to change the nature of work and careers. Here’s an overview of trends to look out for in two important global economic regions, Europe and Asia.