DCR TrendLine – July 2016 | DCR Workforce Blog

DCR TrendLine – July 2016

Congrats on reaching the middle of the year! This month’s edition of DCR TrendLine examines the recent decline in temporary employment and the impact this could have across the country. Additionally, we discuss the OECD countries with the highest self-employment rates, wage and employment trends in the manufacturing sector, and jobs that employers are constantly looking to fill.

Below is a quick summary of some of the articles we’re eager to share with you

The Number of Independent Workers Falls – Recent reports by both independent and government agencies have found that the number of independent workers is starting to decline. We dive into a recent report by MBO Partners to examine the projections on independent work through 2016. We also take a look at the demographics of the current independent workforce. Check out this article here.

From Insight to Action – Our feature article discusses the need of users to move beyond descriptive and even predictive analytics to prescriptive analytics, turning “hows” and “whys” into “what nows”. We describe the difference between predictive and prescriptive analytics, and also discuss how prescriptive analytics can be applied to workforce planning and management.

DCR National Temp Wage Index – The DCR National Temp Wage Index focuses on wage trends over the year and analyzes the use of temporary workers, along with related developments in the economy and labor market. This month, we examine the recent decline in temporary employment, the quits rate, and the number of job openings in the American market. Discover the trends.

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