ManpowerGroup Solutions has recently launched the third edition of its annual Contingent Workforce Index, a measure of the relative ease of sourcing, hiring and retaining a contingent workforce in 75 countries. (Contingent worker classification comprises all non-traditional worker categories including part-time, temporary or contract labor, and excludes all permanent staff.)
The CWI compiles more than 50 key data points around the Availability, Cost Efficiency, Regulation and Productivity of each country’s contingent workforce. Using a proprietary formula, the CWI assigns a numerical value to each country, comparing the relative advantages or disadvantages between labor markets. In the 2015 edition Romania ranks 66th out of 75 globally, and 36th out of 40 countries in the EMEA region, due in part to a comparatively lower percentage of English speakers than elesewhere in the region, while the US ranks 2nd globally.
for the microsite and full report, or click on the active links in the countries’ names to see an overview of the scores and ranking for that country.