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Work Futures – Disruptive automation is the number one cause

Economics is driving changes in work practices and productivity pushed forward by growing use of artificial intelligence, demographic changes and business model changes. Disruptive automation is the number one cause of this dramatic shift especially since technology engaged and enabled Millennials, will be the majority in the global workforce very soon. Chosen excerpts by Job … Continue reading

The Geography of the Future of Work in US – A mosaic of local economies on diverging trajectories

A new report from the McKinsey Global Institute, The future of work in America: People and places, today and tomorrow (PDF–4.41MB), analyzes more than 3,000 US counties and 315 cities and finds they are on sharply different paths. Automation is not happening in a vacuum, and the health of local economies today will affect their … Continue reading

Future of Work – Computerization of white collar jobs

For centuries, advances in labor-saving technology have been met with fear that such technology will eliminate jobs. In the computer era, seminal work by Autor, Levy, and Murnane (2003) clarified that certain jobs are most at risk from technology, in particular so-called routine jobs which are made up of tasks most easily substituted for by … Continue reading

The Future of Work and Skills – The case of the South Eastern Europe and Turkey (SEET), Eastern Partnership (EaP), Southern and Eastern Mediterranean (SEMED) and Central Asia

The objective of this Issues Paper is to analyse the impact of global developments on skills demand in the ETF’s partner countries and discuss implications for policy reforms to manage the transition of education, training and lifelong learning systems of the future. A team of international and national experts contributed to the paper by (i) … Continue reading

The Future of Work and Skills Acquisition – A shift in mindset is needed

With rapid changes—both technological and in the organization of work—this new study finds that workers are extremely concerned about the profound impact of technologcal changes in their jobs (and whether they will even have a job in the future), with two-thirds of respondents seeing their job changing significantly at least every five years because of … Continue reading

Future of Work and Anxiety in Canada – Who is fearful of automation ?

Who is fearful of automation and what do they want politicians to do about it? This paper finds a correlation between Canadians’ fear of job losses from automation and populist and nativist views—but also that Canadians favour traditional government policy approaches to job disruption, such as retraining, more than radical measures such as reducing immigration. … Continue reading

Future of Work – Voices of Youth

What are young people’s hopes and vision for the Future of Work? Students from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, in Geneva, share their thoughts. Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at  International Youth Day: Voices of Youth on the Future of Work

Future of Work – The macroeconomic consequences of digitalization

Computing power continues to grow at an enormous rate. Simultaneously, more and better data is increasingly available and Machine Learning methods have seen significant breakthroughs in the recent past. All this pushes further the boundary of what machines can do. Nowadays increasingly complex tasks are automatable at a precision which seemed infeasible only few years … Continue reading

Future of Work in UK – The demographic changes

The Youth Commission aims to find ways to improve education and employment opportunities for England’s 16-24-year olds. Its first report identified five key challenges: • Better supporting 700,000 young people not in education, employment or training; • Increasing the number of young people qualified to at least Level 3; • Improving attainment in literacy and … Continue reading

The Future of Work – This time is different

There are several reasons why current technological progress differs from the past. Innovation cycles are faster. Firms can engage in rapid product prototyping and marketing. Many organisations are less dependent on a core workforce, as they can draw on the power of the crowd and online (platform) labour. The digital world also allows for fast … Continue reading

The Future of Work – The case of India

The overall job landscape in the country is evolving rapidly. Current job surveys that focus on employment in the traditional sectors no longer provide an accurate representation of job creation. Growth of e-commerce and technology-based sectors is leading to the creation of new job ecosystems, which are becoming a large sources of employment. Informal employment … Continue reading

The Future of Work – How does technological change affect the labour market?

Technological change has major implications for the labour market (Figure 2.1). It affects the volume of work available, the nature of work, and pay rates for different workers, and it can be very disruptive. The impacts of technological change can be complex to disentangle, for several reasons. First, more than one impact can occur at … Continue reading

Future of Work – The ILO’s Centenary Global Tour

ILO Director-General Guy Ryder shared his vision of the future of work, at an event at the Graduate Institute, Geneva – part of the ILO’s 24-hour Centenary Global Tour.

The Future of Work in Canada – Trends with the potential to impact

What does the future hold for employment in Canada? Using strategic foresight research methods, this report explores a broad range of trends with the potential to impact Canada’s labour market. TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE 1. AI EVERYTHING: AI may impact and potentially disrupt every industry. 2. VR + AR EXPERIENCES: Virtual and Augmented Reality may transform the … Continue reading

Future of Work, Workforce Development and Community Colleges – They must continue to remain responsive to the unfolding needs of their communities

Postsecondary workforce development is one of the major innovations of the modern community college. In a workforce approach, curriculum is driven by the needs of local industry, course delivery systems are sufficiently flexible to meet the diverse needs of students and industry, and students experience a mixture of work-based and classroom learning. These features combine … Continue reading

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