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  • US economy shifting to new growth path, subject to shocks

    The US economy is transitioning to a new growth path, and it is subject to production-level shocks that could derail its momentum, according to an economic forecast released today by Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business.Dhawan forecast US gross domestic product will moderate to 2.6% growth this year from 2.9% in 2018. Going forward, he forecast growth will moderate further to 1.9% in 2020 and 2021.However, Dhawan cautioned that shocks “become a problem when the economy transitions to a new equilibrium, as it is now.”One such shock is the indefinite grounding of all Boeing 737 MAX planes; it’s bad news for part suppliers, especially amid already weakened corporate capital expenditures over the past six months. Another shock is stress on the world’s oil supply from geopolitical issues such as unrest in Venezuela and US sanctions on Iranian oil exports.Last year’s strong growth benefited from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Acts of 2017, which “provided a type of fiscal stimulus, a positive change in the investment climate and job growth one-third higher in the first half of 2018 than the normal monthly job creation pace of 2017.” However, the boost to spending fizzled out in the second half of 2018 because of stock market volatility from trade skirmishes and softening global growth.Regarding tariffs on Chinese goods, he said “the immediate impact is minor. Future impacts, especially reduced corporate desire for investment, will not be apparent for some time.”The US Federal Reserve Board is expected to begin rate cuts in December with a total of three by mid-2020, according to the forecast.Dhawan is also one of the forecasters who takes part in the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Survey of Professional Forecasters. […]

  • Attorneys General in 15 states oppose overtime rule

    Attorneys General in 15 states sent a letter urging the US Department of Labor to not adopt a proposed overtime rule.New York Attorney General Letitia James reported the proposed rule would cause more than 8 million workers, including 600,000 workers in New York, to lose overtime protections.According to the letter, “the proposed rule would expose millions of workers in our states — including minimum wage and median-wage workers who lack anything resembling the bargaining power and compensation typical of ‘white collar’ workers — to [executive, administrative and professional] misclassification, a practice that remains as pervasive in our states, if not more so, as it was in 2016.”The Department of Labor’s rule would require workers making up to $679 per week, or $35,308 per year, to automatically be eligible for overtime if they work more than 40 hours per week. It would affect workers in “executive, administrative and professional” categories.Presently, the level under which workers are automaticall eligible for overtime pay is $455 per week, or $23,660 per year. However, a rule proposed in 2016 by the Obama Administration would have raised the level to $913 per week, or $47,476 annually, and then automatically update it every three years. The Obama rule was rejected by a federal court in 2017.In their letter, Attorneys General argued the lower wage level of the new rule would make uncovering misclassification as exempt from overtime more difficult to enforce.“Since its adoption, workers in many of our states have relied on the [Fair Labor Standards Act] as their primary guarantee for receiving overtime pay,” according to the letter. “When the salary level is set too low, workers in our states suffer from lower incomes and longer hours.”Tuesday was the final day for comments on the department’s proposed rule.“It is the fundamental responsibility of the US Department of Labor to protect the workers of this country. This proposed rule is a complete abdication of that responsibility,” said New York Attorney General Letitia James. “New York stands with our fellow states in continuing to fight for employees and to enforce laws that hold employers liable for overtime violations.&rdquo […]

  • Private equity buys minority stake in on-demand healthcare staffing platform

    Private equity firm Concord Health Partners announced it invested in Flexwise Health Inc., an on-demand platform that places nurses in per diem and travel roles. Flexwise is based in Brentwood, Tennessee.The investment is not a majority stake but represents a significant minority position, according to Concord. In addition, Concord will have representation on Flexwise’s board.Concord is focused on healthcare investment. It was formed in 2017 by founder and Managing Partner James Olsen, a former healthcare investment banker with Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Jefferies. Later, in 2018, Joseph Swedish joined Concord as co-founder and partner. Swedish is the former chairman and CEO of health insurance company Anthem Inc. […]

  • Uber drivers’ attorney who led misclassification lawsuit now running for US Senate

    The attorney known for launching class-action lawsuits against Uber Technologies Inc. and other human cloud platform firms over the issue of worker misclassification, Shannon Liss-Riordan, announced Monday that she is running for US Senate to represent Massachusetts.“This country is stuck because of Washington politics, this country needs a fresh voice willing to break that cycle,” Liss-Riordan said in a two-minute video posted on Twitter.Liss-Riordan will face incumbent Sen. Ed Markey in the 2020 Democratic primary. Markey was elected to the US Senate 2013, but has represented Massachusetts since 1976 when he began serving as a US representative, WBUR reported.Uber agreed to pay $20 million to settle a lawsuit by drivers in California and Massachusetts who claim they were misclassified as independent contractors, according to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Liss-Riordan served as attorney for the drivers.The company also said 60,000 drivers have or may file claims in arbitration as they agreed to hear their cases outside of court by independent arbitration. […]

  • Average weekly wages for US rise 3% in fourth quarter

    The average weekly wage for the nation rose 3.2% year over year in the fourth quarter to $1,144, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.Tippecanoe County in Indiana posted the largest year-over-year increase in average weekly wages in the fourth quarter, an increase of 15.1%. The “professional and business services” industry made the largest contribution to the county’s increase in average weekly wages.Washington County in Pennsylvania posted the largest year-over-year decrease in average weekly wages at 6.6%.Overall, average weekly wages increased year over year in 332 of the 349 largest counties in the US during the fourth quarter.Among the largest counties, Santa Clara County in California posted the highest average weekly wages at $2,670, representing a year-over-year increase of 4.7%. It was followed by San Francisco at $2,452, which posted a year-over-year increase of 10.4%. […]

  • Finland – VMP Group Q1 revenue rises with boost from acquisitions

    Finnish HR services firm VMP Plc reported revenue today of €38.2 million for the first quarter ended 31 March 2018, an increase of 36.3% compared to the same period last year.VMP offers staffing, recruiting and organisational development and self-employment services. (€ millions) Q1 2019 Q1 2018 Change Revenue 38.2 28.0 36.3% EBITDA 3.7 2.0 81.9% In February 2019 VMP divested its Alina care services business to Norlandia Care Oy. The group reported a capital gain of €1.2 million from the Alina divestment and €0.1 million in personnel expenses relating to severance payments have been entered as items affecting comparability. This resulted in adjusted EBITDA of €2.6 million and an increase of 8.3% from last year.Juha Pesola, CEO of VMP, commented, “Revenue increased particularly due to the business acquisitions carried out at the end of last year and the beginning of this year.”At the end of 2018, VMP acquired Helsinki-based staffing and recruitment services firm Henkilöstövoimalo Voima (Personnel Work Force) in November 2018.At the beginning of the year, the company acquired HR services company Extremely Nice Job Oy which operates under the Enjoy brand, in January 2019.In February 2019, VMP acquired Personal Care Extraajat Oy, a company based in Helsinki that offers staffing services including temporary work and flexible employee leasing for the retail industry.More recently, in April 2019 VMP announced that it had acquired Corporate Spirit, a Finland-based company specialising in employee management, expert surveys and organisational development.Revenue by segment (€ millions) Q1 2019 Q1 2018 Change Staffing 25.7 15.9 61.6% Recruitment and Organisation Development 2.0 2.2 -12.0% Self-Employment 10.5 9.9 6.6% As of last trade VMP traded at €5.15, up 0.98% on the day and 11.21% below its 52-week high of €5.80, set on 9 August 2018. Based on its current share price the company has a market value of €75.48 million. […]

  • UK – Taranata Group takes over Hanya Partners, appoints Chief Executive

    Edinburgh-based recruitment group Taranata Group announced that it acquired London-based consulting business Hanya Partners.Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.Hanya Partners describes itself as a consulting business that works with large firms to ensure they get the most from their suppliers. The company was founded in 2014 and has offices in Edinburgh and London, and employs 3 people, supported by approximately 30 associates who provide specialist support depending on the needs of the individual clients.Martin Ewart, founder and leader of Hanya Partners will take on the role of Chief Executive of Taranata Group, this is a new role replacing the executive chairman, and the group’s founder, Paul Atkinson, who will move to the role of non-executive group chair.Ewart has been chairman of Taranata Group subsidiary Head Resourcing since 2014 and has led the business through significant growth, and most recently the formation of the Taranata Group.  He will remain as chair of Head Resourcing while taking on his new group CEO role“I’m delighted to take on this new role,” Ewart said. “The quality of the team at Taranata is second to none and we have ambitions to match. Our clients have an ever-changing dynamic set of needs.  They require partners who can be skilled and flexible enough to bring the right response to help them accelerate their growth.”“We will always continue our focus on talent provision and capability. In addition, now we can also provide strong sourcing, supplier management and IT Services too,” Ewart added.Atkinson also commented, “This is a defining moment for our business. Our current brands focus on recruitment at all levels, now having made a conscious decision to add consulting and IT Services, we are beginning to realise our larger ambition – to broaden out from our recruitment and talent services and collaborate with our clients across more of their strategic goals.”The Taranata Group comprises Head Resourcing, Head Medical, Change Recruitment, Rawmarsh and now Hanya Partners.  The group advises clients on everything from executive search and selection, to volume sourcing of call centre teams, specialist search in IT, digital, construction, medical and financial sectors, and now business transformation. […]

  • Switzerland – Michael Page Swiss Job Index records 15.1% increase in May

    Advertised jobs showed a yearly growth of 15.1% across Switzerland from May 2018 to May 2019, according to the Michael Page Swiss Job Index. Monthly growth for advertised jobs across Switzerland decreased by 1.0%.The German-speaking region, which accounts for 9 out of 10 advertised jobs, experienced a monthly decline in advertised jobs of 1.1% and a year-on-year growth of 13.4%.The level of advertised jobs in Swiss Romande declined by 0.3% between April and May but grew on a yearly basis by 24.6%.Insurance roles showed the highest monthly growth followed by specialist in health and life sciences, private banking IT support, as well as transport and logistics. Job Categories Monthly Growth(April 2019 – May 2019) Year-on-Year Growth(May 2018 – May 2019) Insurance Specialists +7.7% +1.5% Healthcare & Life Sciences Specialists +4.4% +10.9% Private Banking Specialists +4.0% +0.1% IT Support Specialists +3.2% +46.6% Transport & Logistics Specialists +2.9% +34.5% “We see strong demand for specialists in the health and life sciences sector including chemists and other scientists. The demand for insurance specialist is seasonally driven as is the post-bonus season in private banking”, Nicolai Mikkelsen, Executive Director, Michael Page, said.The Mid-Region (BE, FR, JU, NE, SO) was the only region to show a positive monthly growth (2.5%).  Regions Monthly Growth(April 2019 – May 2019) Year-on-Year Growth (May 2018 – May 2019) Mid (BE, FR, JU, NE, SO) +2.5% +12.5% Lake Geneva (GE, VD, VS) -1.1% +21.5% North (AG, BL, BS) -1.7% +13.6% East (AI, AR, GL, GR, SG, SH, TG) -2.0% +26.6% Central (LU, NW, OW, SZ, UR, ZG) -2.4% +16.1% Zurich (ZH) -2.9% +3.5% […]

  • Ireland – Employment up 3.6% in Q1

    There were 2.31 million people employed in Ireland in the first quarter of 2019, a 3.6% increase on the same quarter of 2018, according to the latest Labour Force Survey data published by the Central Statistics Office.The Labour Force Survey data suggested this growth is reflective of the success of the government’s annual Action Plans for Jobs, and this momentum is now carried on through the Future Jobs Ireland framework.On 10 March 2019, the government launched Future Jobs Ireland 2019, the first in a series of annual reports as part of a new multi-annual framework to ensure our enterprises and workers are resilient and prepared for future challenges and opportunities.Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys, commented, "I welcome the latest Labour Force Survey release which shows that, with 221,100 new jobs created since the start of 2016, we have well exceeded our target of 200,000 new jobs by 2020. Furthermore, our regional goal of 135,000 jobs has also been surpassed with 150,000 jobs created outside Dublin as of Q1 2019. On average, over 1,500 new jobs were created every week in Ireland over the last 12 months.”“With consistent improvement in employment for several years now, it is time to turn our attention to answering the future needs of our businesses and workers through our new whole-of-Government plan, Future Jobs Ireland,” Humphreys said.“At a time of strong economic growth and almost full employment, it would be easy to become complacent – something that happened during the boom years,” Humphreys said. “This government is determined to make sure that this doesn’t happen again. That is why we are preparing now for tomorrow’s world.&rdquo […]

  • Australia – Melbourne cafe underpaid casual staff more than $25,000

    The operator of a Melbourne café has entered into a court-enforceable undertaking after the Fair Work Ombudsman found it had underpaid 32 casual workers a total of AUD 37,520 (approximately USD 25,800).Fair Work Inspectors found that Super Max Coffee Pty Ltd, trading as Mitte Café in Fitzroy North in Melbourne, failed to pay workers minimum casual loadings, which is defined as a higher pay rate than equivalent full-time or part-time employees due to casual employees not being entitled to benefits such as sick or annual leave. Furthermore, the café failed to pay overtime rates and penalty rates for weekends and public holidays under the Restaurant Industry Award.The casual workers were engaged serving customers, and as cooks and kitchen attendants during the underpayment period between July 2017 and June 2018.A 21-year-old worker was underpaid AUD 3,582 (USD 2,468) after being paid hourly rates of AUD 23 (USD 15.85) on weekends when entitled to AUD 28.22 (USD 19.44), and AUD 31.50 (USD 21.71) on public holidays despite being owed AUD 47.03 (USD 32.41).Under the court-enforceable undertaking, Super Max Coffee must promptly pay pack the underpaid amount, and also make a donation to the Commonwealth government’s Consolidated Revenue Fund. The company must also provide an apology letter to all underpaid workers, display a workplace notice outlining the breaches, and publish the notice on its Facebook page.The company is also required to engage an external professional to complete two audits of the pay and conditions of all employees in 2019 and 2020, rectify any underpayments found, commission workplace relations training for managers and demonstrate how it is complying with the Fair Work Act.The Fair Work Ombudsman said the café and director George Younan have committed to a range of measures to improve their compliance with workplace laws. […]

  • Taiwan – Unemployment rate rises slightly in April

    The unemployment rate in Taiwan rose by 0.03% in April 2019 to 3.67%, year-on-year, according to data from the Directorate General of Budget Accounting and Statistics.Compared to March 2019, the unemployment rate decreased by 0.01%. On a seasonally adjusted basis, the unemployment rate rose by 0.01% to 3.73%.Total employment increased by 74,000 (+0.66%) when compared with that of the previous year to 11.48 million. When compared to the previous month, total employment increased by 2,000 (0.02%) in April.Compared with that of the previous year, employment in agriculture, the goods-producing sector and the services-providing sector increased by 5,000 (+0.82%), 14,000 (+0.34%) and 56,000 (+0.83%), respectively.Meanwhile, Taiwan’s labour force participation rate was 59.06% in April, which remained the same as the previous month; however, it rose by 0.20% from that of the previous year. […]

  • India – Ola suspends Food Panda’s delivery business, cuts staff (Livemint)

    Human cloud ride-sharing firm Ola has suspended online food delivery service Food Panda’s delivery business and laid off approximately 40 mid- to entry-level employees and terminated the contracts of most of its 1,500 food delivery executives, reports Livemint citing sources familiar with the development. Ola acquired Food Panda’s India business on December 2017 but Foodpanda has reportedly struggled to grow and compete with rivals Swiggy and Zomato, and UberEats over the last couple of months. With the suspension of the food delivery business, Ola is reportedly in talks with on-demand delivery services such as Dunzo and Zomato to relist its cloud kitchen brands. Foodpanda will focus only on running the cloud kitchen brands instead of a food delivery business. […]

  • India – 814,000 net jobs created in formal sector in March (Economic Times)

    Net employment generation in the formal sector stood at 814,000 in March 2019, up from 788,000 in February, reports the Economic Times, citing data from the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation. The formal sector refers to work provided by licensed organisations, that is, those who are registered and pay GST. This represents approximately 6% of work in India, most of which is conducted via informal working.During March 2019, the highest number jobs were created in the 22-25 years age group with 225,000 jobs, followed by 214,000 in the 18-21 years age bracket. Approximately 6.75 million jobs were generated in the entire 2018-19 fiscal year. The EPFO said the data is provisional as update of employee records is a continuous process and gets updated in subsequent months. The EPFO added that these estimates may include temporary employees whose contributions may not be continuous for the entire year. […]

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  • The Master Service Agreement and Supplier Agreement in an MSP Program

    Negotiating and concluding a Master Service Agreement (MSA) and adjacent Supplier Agreements (SA) can be challenging, but with proper information and preparation the exercise can be executed more efficiently. This report describes several MSA and SA characteristics to help buyers understand how such agreements should be drafted, including: Identification of key stakeholders Guidance on the use of templates Consideration of local legal requirements Potential operational challenges An outline of the structure of an MSA and adjacent SA is included within this report as a useful reference tool.Click below to download the report: The MSA and SA 20190507 - You do not have permission to view this object. […]

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  • The Master Service Agreement and Supplier Agreement in an MSP Programme

    Negotiating and concluding a Master Service Agreement (MSA) and adjacent Supplier Agreements (SA) can be challenging, but with proper information and preparation the exercise can be executed more efficiently. This report describes several MSA and SA characteristics to help buyers understand how such agreements should be drafted, including: Identification of key stakeholders Guidance on the use of templates Consideration of local legal requirements Potential operational challenges An outline of the structure of an MSA and adjacent SA is included within this report as a useful reference tool. Click here to download the report: The MSA and SA 20190507 - You do not have permission to view this object. […]

  • The Master Service Agreement and Supplier Agreement in an MSP Program

    Negotiating and concluding a Master Service Agreement (MSA) and adjacent Supplier Agreements (SA) can be challenging, but with proper information and preparation the exercise can be executed more efficiently. This report describes several MSA and SA characteristics to help buyers understand how such agreements should be drafted, including: Identification of key stakeholders Guidance on the use of templates Consideration of local legal requirements Potential operational challenges An outline of the structure of an MSA and adjacent SA is included within this report as a useful reference tool.Click below to download the report: The MSA and SA 20190507 - You do not have permission to view this object. […]