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Covid and Meeting for Work – People spent less time in meetings per day (-11.5 percent) in the post-lockdown period research finds

For all the anecdotes and speculation about working from home during the pandemic, there is still little systematic evidence about how employees have changed their day-to-day work activities as a consequence of these unexpected shocks. In particular, how have employees changed their patterns of digital communication — e.g., meetings and emails — to compensate for … Continue reading

COVID and Work in Mexico- Killing workers at U.S. factories

Throughout March, even as business and manufacturing slowed to a halt across much of the world in an effort to contain the new coronavirus, work in foreign-owned factories in northern Mexico carried on as usual.Hundreds of thousands of workers continued to toil side by side in Juarez, Tijuana and other border cities, churning out electronics, … Continue reading

COVID and Work in Canada – Half have seen change in the status of their employment

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ among 1335 Canadian voters, more than eight in 10 (TOP2: 85%) say they’re concerned about COVID-19, with half (52%) saying they’re very concerned. This is up considerably from the beginning of March, where just under two-thirds were concerned (TOP2: 62%, March 6) and … Continue reading

COVID, Work and families in Canada – What are their employers doing to help?

As COVID-19 continues to shift the daily rhythms of Canadian households, millions of Canadians are feeling the pinch to balance competing demands of work and family. What are their employers doing to help? The Conference Board has asked organizations across Canada how they’re accommodating employees with family responsibilities. Here’s what we found. Chosen excerpts by … Continue reading

UK – It is massively in the interest of both employers and Government to prioritise and invest far more in improving mental health

This study has led us to conclude that underneath the stigma that surrounds mental health and prevents open discussion on the subject, the UK faces a significant mental health challenge at work. • While there are more people at work with mental health conditions than ever before, 300,000 people with a long term mental health … Continue reading

The Future of Work – What do we want ? (video)

Highlights from award-winning economic historian Robert Skidelsky giving a keynote address about the future of work with remarks by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

The future of work – The major trends

Gender gap in participation rates is not expected to improve over the coming 15 years Few countries combine an environmentally sustainable footprint with decent work Declining labour force participations rates will exacerbate demographic changes Migration is likely to intensify in the future as decent work deficits remain widespread Global supply chain related jobs go well … Continue reading

Work – How you feel about your employer’s mission ?

One of the most important dimensions of job satisfaction is how you feel about your employer’s mission. Suppose you’re weighing two offers for jobs writing advertising copy: One is for an American Cancer Society campaign to discourage teenage smoking, the other for a tobacco industry campaign to encourage it. If pay and other working conditions … Continue reading

Social Media at Work in US – For a wide range of reasons

Workers turn to social media for a range of reasons while at work, with taking a mental break being among the most common Today’s workers incorporate social media into a wide range of activities while on the job. Some of these activities are explicitly professional or job-related, while others are more personal in nature. The … Continue reading

Smartphones at Work – 65 percent do not have their work emails on their smartphones

While technology helps workers stay connected while away from the office, in many cases it is causing them to disconnect while in the office, leading to a negative impact on productivity. According to new CareerBuilder research, 1 in 5 employers (19 percent) think workers are productive less than five hours a day. When looking for … Continue reading

Robots and the future of work – Interview with Professor Richard Freeman (video)

Women – Work Trends 2016

Gender gaps in labour force participation and employment rates declined only marginally Between 1995 and 2015, the global female labour force participation rate decreased from 52.4 to 49.6 per cent. The corresponding gures for men are 79.9 and 76.1 per cent, respectively. Worldwide, the chances for women to participate in the labour market remain almost … Continue reading

Work – From a place to a mind-set

Work is evolving from being a place to being a mind-set. It’s evolving from something I do during a fixed period of time to something that I do almost all the time, from something that was separate from my life to something that, for many of us, is integral to our life.  I also think … Continue reading

Communting to Work – The future does not have to be this way

By 2030, 60 percent of the world’s population will live in cities, up from about 50 percent today. Over the same period, more than two billion people are likely to enter the middle class, with the majority of them living in cities in emerging markets, particularly China. The number of megacities with more than ten … Continue reading

South Korea – The benefit for employers of family-friendly workplace policies is unclear research finds

It’s no secret that a happy worker is a productive worker and a new analysis by scholars at The University of Texas at Dallas finds that family-friendly policies are beneficial for increasing productivity of employees. Yet the benefit for employers is unclear, since that may be offset by the same turnover rates. Family-friendly policies are … Continue reading

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