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The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly changed our world and the way we do business. But while the crisis is expected to usher in a new era of work, dominated by physical distancing, remote work, national supply chains and digitization, there is some danger that the road towards the future will be paved by a prolonged and jobless recovery. To mitigate this threat, and as we emerge from this pandemic, governments have a unique opportunity to show leadership by taking appropriate measures.

Free coronavirus screening app, New Zealand nudging towards a 4-day working week, US jobless claims rising and the green revolution in transport creating 15 million jobs. These are the topics dominating the TOP 5 news from the world of work.

The coronavirus crisis has been a major wake-up call for the world of work. But while our economies have temporarily slowed down, the pandemic itself has paradoxically accelerated the future of work. Building on the lessons we have learnt in the past months, we have a unique opportunity to turn the current challenges into opportunities that will work for everyone.

From jobs and career fairs, recruitment, scheduling assistants to onboarding, the HR landscape has been transformed by COVID-19 and become more virtual.

Universal Basic Income, youth unemployment and virtual internships are among the top 5 trending topics in the world of work this week.

It's vital that businesses play their role in supporting the most vulnerable as the world recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic – not only because it is morally right but also because more diverse companies are more agile, creative and adaptive to change.

The future of work requires that we change our mindset, the way we view work, our relationships with our employees and employers, and our careers.

In April, the Adecco Group announced the creation of an HR services industry Alliance to develop health and safety guidance that will enable businesses and workers to safely return to the physical workplace when the time is right. Today, the Alliance has published a practical guide that has reviewed more than 400 examples across 13 countries and five sectors.

Worker redeployment has been a vital solution to many of the problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Automation was always coming to the world of work but COVID-19 has accelerated the pace of change. Employers and employees will have to adapt once the pandemic is over.

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