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The skills gap and a talent shortage lead this week's bulletin on the important stories from the world of work. We've also got news of a startup that's changing business learning and the five must-have soft skills for 2020.

The OECD has called for stronger pension systems to cope with changes in the world of work. The best way to reform them would be to focus on portability.

Governments worldwide are emphasizing the need to measure wellbeing as well as purely economic metrics to track prosperity. How can companies help?

This week's must-read articles on the world of work include a reminder of the importance of lifelong learning, the challenge of preparing students for an uncertain future and the pros and cons of the four-day week.

According to a new study, AI in the workplace poses the greatest risk to better-paid, better-educated workers. However, the outlook is not bleak. Far from it.

Imagine you’re a lorry driver, and you see a headline like “..Start-up confident of delivering autonomous trucks”? Or you’re an accountant, and you see one about technology that’s analyzing billions of receipts? Or even a lawyer, and you see one about software that can do in seconds what would have taken you 360,000 hours?

Using freelancers and other contingent workers at your business is a great way to increase your productivity and efficiency. Most people already know this, yet they hesitate to move their workforces in this direction because they are concerned about how they will fill necessary positions. Talent pools are a great solution to this problem.

Our first selection of must-read articles about the world of work this year considers a new breed of ‘co-operative apps’, AI training, managing visas for skilled workers, preparing for the decade ahead and the hottest tech job of 2020.

Too few companies ask why prospective employees would want to work for them. Here are four factors to consider.

As a decade closes, it's natural to look ahead to what the next one might hold. What will the world of work look like in the coming decade?

Our must-read articles on the world of work this week consider robotic process automation, how to prepare for future roles from automation ethicist to interactive chatbot designer, and what the Fourth Industrial Revolution means for HR.

After working with companies of all sizes in more than 20 countries on four continents, Ian Williamson has come to an important conclusion: the world is about to make a quantum leap in the way we view human capital.

This week's selection of must-read articles about the world of work considers the true meaning of digital transformation, a possible solution to the UK's productivity puzzle and the people for whom we should spare a thought this Christmas.

As soft skills become increasingly important in a fast-moving economy, here’s why speaking foreign languages might be one of the most useful skills of all.

In today’s working world, more and more companies are recognising the need to train their employees to adapt. But how do you install a training programme that works?

Our selection of must-reads on the world of work this week looks at the challenge of remote employees, the rise of AI and how to prepare for unforeseeable new jobs.

I took an intensive 12-week data science course. Here’s what the experience was like.

The end of the year is always a time for reflection, as well as considering the future. Here is a selection of eight articles, reports and books that will tell you all you need to know about the future of work, as seen from late 2019.

Our selection of must-reads this week looks at HR issues - from the people we hire to the way teams are managed.

To tap into everyone's talent, we need to make our labour market more inclusive.

In the digital age, the skills we have traditionally been learning in schools are quickly becoming insufficient. It is time to rethink our approach to learning.

Today's skills gap is becoming too expensive to be brushed aside. In search of innovative solutions some companies have decided to train their own talent instead of hiring it.

We asked 5,000 ambitious Gen-Z’ers who are on a leadership track, what they believe the future of the C-suite looks like. Here’s what they said:

Future skills, integration of the senior workforce and alternative forms of work are the key success factors to ensure the sustainable competitiveness of the labor market in Switzerland according to our latest study.

To stay relevant in a labour market that is and will be disrupted by technology, workers must continuously develop their capabilities. We have identified three alternative models to help companies rethink how they invest in re/upskilling and how they treat it during the accounting process.

From fluid working to no boss, this is your guide to the five trends shaping the way we work in 2019.

Is the person with the skills your firm needs already an employee? Can your staff gain those skills? Is outside recruitment the only option? Here’s how to work it out.

First hires in fast-growing, innovative start-ups have unique attributes that can help larger organisations evolve and prosper in the uncertain future of work. Here are 5 best practices from start-up employees you should apply to your own role today.


On January 22 2019, the ILO published the Final Report of its Global Commission on the Future of Work. Alain Dehaze, CEO of the Adecco Group, was one of 28 Commissioners that worked towards this Report, under co-chairmanship of Stefan Löfven and Cyril Ramapho...

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