Monthly Archives: July 2016
Thanks to the wonders of technology, we’ve finally arrived in an age of total connection. Employees in a vast number of different industries now have the tools to remain in constant contact with their jobs. For employers, this is a terrific situation. It means faster response times, more productivity, and higher expectations. It’s not always a great set-up when you’re the employee, though! Now it can feel like work is truly inescapable, no matter what time it is and no matter where you go. No matter how busy you are, you can get a better handle on the balance between work and life by following these tips.
While the financial crisis is long gone, and most economies are getting back on their feet, the process is rather sluggish. The economic growth ranges from 1 to 3 percent for developed economies like the US, while the so-called “emerging markets” in Asia and Africa could potentially see growth range from 2 to 6 percent. According to a 2014 global study conducted by the Penn State University, slow economic growth will continue to be a major factor affecting the landscape for at least the next twelve years. Consequently, these slow conditions are expected to spur more nearshoring of manufacturing activity back to the Americas in the near future.