Reading the blog from my colleague Inna Wahlberg on the HR services market in the APJ region, inspired me to write a short piece on the HR services market in our Northern European region, which is covering the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland.
A region with similarities between countries but also some very clear differences.
It is tempting to view the 4 Nordic countries as 1, and a common history and some similarities in languages and culture certainly give some arguments for this.
After having spent a few months in the epicenter of the Asian economic miracle, Singapore, I had the urge to put down some thoughts on what the HR services market looks like in the larger Far East region, also referred to as the Asian Tiger. People tend to discuss Asia very casually, as a single unit, similar to say, the European Union. This kind of generalization is an oversimplification of a very complex region that deserves to be level set, as the economic importance of the Asian region continues to grow.