Our global reach and portfolio of leading brands gives us unparalleled insight into the trends that are shaping the way we work and how companies are rethinking how they build and optimise their workforces. From geopolitical uncertainties and demographic trends to emerging technologies and skills imbalances, our research helps shape policy, form public opinion and contribute to the effective implementation of regulations and frameworks around the world.

FUTURE OF WORK

Doing Well-Being Well: A New Model For Corporate Well-Being

With the lines blurred between work and home and the pandemic crisis affecting people around the world, 2020 emphasized the critical need for effective well-being programs in the workplace. The coronavirus pandemic, physical isolation, and uncertain economy have all contributed to declining mental well-being for thousands of working adults.

Yesterday

Leadership, Future of Work

If You Must Downsize, Ask These Questions First

For organizations struggling to find their way in a world reshaped forever by COVID-19, three practices can help companies more effectively manage downsizing, minimize layoffs, and enhance their talent strategy with reskilling, upskilling and redeployment.

2 days ago

TOP 5, Wellbeing, Future of Work

What Post-Pandemic Office Life in Australia Can Teach Us: TOP 5 Trends From The World Of Work

Companies in Australia have been slowly re-introducing office life in a new post-pandemic world. Plus, the first-of-its-kind gender neutral parental leave policy for the car industry; tech companies are asking employees to come back to the office earlier than anticipated; research reveals exactly why adding women in leadership positions makes a difference; and how the future of work is uniquely human. Read this week’s trends from the world of work.

5 days ago

FUTURE OF SKILLS, FUTURE OF WORK

Every Career Needs Guidance! Here Are Two Factors That Make Career Guidance A Success

Only about 20% of employees have the skills needed for both their current role and their future career. In fact, it takes a decade for every worker’s skills to become outdated given the fast pace of the labour market transformation. This means that employees need to be constantly upskilling and reskilling themselves if they want to remain competitive. To help them succeed, they need career guidance.

6 days ago

FUTURE OF WORK, FUTURE OF SKILLS

New Survey: How To Align Businesses’ Needs With Gen Z and Millennials’ Career Expectations

According to Deloitte, by 2025, Millennials will account for 75% of the global labour force. But as Millennials and Generation Z are increasingly becoming a dominant element of our workforces, do businesses know how to align their demands with the younger workers’ expectations? This survey of thousands of young people carried out by General Assembly explains what generational differences there are and why young people feel the need to connect technology with humanity more than their older colleagues.

06 April 2021

Top 5,Wellbeing,Future of Work

More And More Companies Shifting To “Work From Anywhere”: TOP 5 Trends From The World Of Work

More and more companies are shifting to a work-from-anywhere strategy and reducing their office spaces. Plus, what Zoom usage in New Zealand tells us about the rest of the world returning to the office; Canadian government makes a lifelong commitment to upskilling workers; the environmental implications of returning to the office; and more elderly workers appear to be retiring as the pandemic stretches on. Read this week’s trends from the world of work.

01 April 2021

CEO VOICE

CEO Voice: With 114 Million Jobs Lost Due To COVID-19, Here’s What We Need To Do To Start The Recovery

COVID-19 and accelerated automation of our industries have become two main challenges for the global economy. It takes innovative solutions and cooperation among governments, businesses and workers to turn these challenges into opportunities. Here is what I believe we should do and what the Adecco Group is already doing to be part of the solution.

31 March 2021

Leadership, Future of Work, Future of Skills

Data Literacy for Leaders

For years, the importance of data has been echoed in boardroom discussions and listed on company roadmaps. Now, with 99% of businesses reporting active investment in big data and AI, it’s clear that all businesses are beginning to recognize the power of data to transform our world of work.

30 March 2021

TOP 5

Debate Over Sick Days Heats Up Amid Pandemic: TOP 5 Trends From The World Of Work

The pandemic has heated up the debate about sick days when working from home Plus, the Citigroup CEO calls for Zoom-free Fridays; British government plans to make flexible working the new norm, legally; how The Pro Act might change freelancing in the U.S.; and why the U.K. is heading towards a digital skills shortage. Read this week’s trends from the world of work.

26 March 2021

FUTURE OF WORK, WELLBEING

How To Reduce The Stress Of Video Meetings And Beat Focus Fatigue

Here are seven ways to reduce stress at work caused by video meetings and how to become more productive.

25 March 2021

FUTURE OF WORK

Executives In Transition: Three Top Actions To Take In 2021

A recent LHH-LinkedIn poll found 47 percent of respondent organizations were planning significant overhauls of senior leadership, with six percent predicting a “total overhaul.” Less than one-third of respondents did not anticipate any changes in their executive leadership teams.

24 March 2021

Future of Work, Wellbeing

The Traditional Office Is Changing. What Will The Future Office Space Look Like?

COVID-19 disrupted the idea of a “traditional office” work environment. As a semblance of normality starts to return, employers have begun to reconsider the idea of office space. From flexible workplaces to offices with more social spaces, here’s what we can expect for the fluid future of office space.

24 March 2021

FUTURE OF WORK

From The "15-Minute City" To Cycleways, COVID-19 Leads To Redesign Of Major Cities

The pandemic has not only reshaped our relationship with the office but it has also led to redesigning of our major cities. The concept of the "Human Smart City" argues that every neighbourhood should guarantee living, working, providing, caring, learning and having fun. Your office - if you're not working remotely - should, therefore, be no longer than 15 minutes away from your house.

23 March 2021

Top 5,FUTURE OF WORK

Spain To Launch Trial Of Four-Day Working Week: TOP 5 Trends From The World Of Work

Spain will become one of the first countries in the world to test out a four-day working week. Plus, more than half of U.S. employees plan to find a new job post-pandemic; corporate boards are slow to diversify; Uber makes all U.K. drivers employees with some benefits; and most employees concerned about health and safety when returning to the office. Read this week’s trends from the world of work.

19 March 2021

FUTURE OF WORK

Mind The Gap: Welfare Reforms In A Post-Pandemic World

How do we find the right balance between the freedom for (solo-)entrepreneurs to run their business as they see fit, including the freedom to assess their own risks and to organise their own safety nets, while on the other hand ensuring societal responsibility towards vulnerable workers?

16 March 2021

TOP 5,FUTURE OF WORK,FUTURE OF SKILLS

BP Tells Office Workers to Work from Home Two Days A Week: TOP 5 Trends From The World Of Work

Oil giant BP shifts their office staff to a flexible working schedule as the company introduces a new future of work, post-pandemic. Plus, remote workers may struggle with getting promoted

12 March 2021

FUTURE OF WORK

It's No Longer Just Financial Figures. The Board Of Directors Needs To Play A Role In Ensuring Companies Have The Right People In The Right Place

The Board of Directors (BoD) must challenge management to ensure that the right people are in place today as well as going forward. This discussion must be thorough because ultimately people will deliver the financial results and execute on the strategy.

10 March 2021

FUTURE OF WORK, FUTURE OF SKILLS

Building A Business Case For Data Analytics. Here’s Where To Start

In today's world dominated by technology, data is at the core of nearly every business decision-making. But do businesses know how to collect data and analyse it?

09 March 2021

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY,FUTURE OF WORK,WELLBEING

On International Women’s Day, 13 Leaders Share Challenges, Advice Amid Pandemic

This past year has challenged everything: our wellbeing, our routines, the way we work. In the spirit of International Women’s Day, we asked leaders from across the Adecco Group to share their experiences this past year, and their advice to shape a better future of work. Let’s #ChoosetoChallenge.

08 March 2021

TOP 5

Remote Workers Spend More On Rent And Housing Costs: TOP 5 Trends From The World Of Work

Pre-Covid data indicate that renters spend up to 7.4% more of their income a month than those who work from the office. Other trends of this week include stories on how companies are rethinking their pay and benefits packages due to remote working, how the UK government will offer ‘help to grow’ training for SME managers and why women’s rights must be central to the global recovery.

05 March 2021

FUTURE OF SKILLS, FUTURE OF WORK

The Rise Of Remote Work: These Are The 5 Most In-Demand Remote Jobs In 2021

The idea that employees will return to their office desk and the traditional nine to five once restrictions are lifted is outdated.

03 March 2021

FUTURE OF WORK,FUTURE OF SKILLS,AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

Future of Talent in the Automotive Mobility Industry

From electric vehicles to autonomous cars, the future of the automotive industry will look vastly different from today’s industry. Here are the top trends – and how businesses can future-proof their workforce and talent strategies to keep up based on our latest research.

02 March 2021

FUTURE OF SKILLS

Reinventing Today’s Workforce: Welcome to the Skills Economy

Michael Priddis, CEO of Faethm, shares the opportunities for companies that adopt a data-enabled and human-first approach to workforce transformation, in response to automation, COVID and recession, to rapidly upskill and reskill their workforces to transition to the jobs of tomorrow.

02 March 2021

TOP 5

HSBC To Cut Office Spaces By 40% In Radical Call Of Working Trends In Wake Of Pandemic: TOP 5 Trends From The World Of Work

In a radical call on working trends, one of Europe’s biggest banks plans to cut their office spaces by 40% in the coming years. Plus, businesses are ready to start hiring again, female representation in corporate leadership remains low, digital labour platforms are transforming the world of work, and millions of new tech jobs will emerge in the next five years. Read this week’s trends from the world of work.

26 February 2021

FUTURE OF SKILLS

Sports And Talent Shortages: Here’s How Formula E Is Broadening Its Talent Pool

Broadening the talent search is going to be a game-changer, says Ian James from the Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team. Our brand, Modis, is helping the Team better leverage its talent management in becoming more competitive.

26 February 2021

FUTURE OF WORK, FUTURE OF SKILLS

5 Post-Pandemic Predictions That Suggest A Brighter Working Future

The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have been profound, affecting lives and livelihoods globally. However, as vaccines begin to roll out across the world, so we see the first chinks of light at the end of the COVID tunnel.

25 February 2021

FUTURE OF WORK, FUTURE OF SKILLS

The Crisis In The Airline Industry: How To Reboot The Sector With A Sustainability Reset

The pandemic has thrown the world’s airlines into crisis, and state funding will only go part of the way to stemming its losses. Coronavirus has exacerbated the pre-existing challenges the industry was facing and the decline in business travel will not help recovery.

23 February 2021

TOP 5

Millions Of New Jobs Will Require Upskilling And Reskilling Of Workforce For The Green Revolution: TOP 5 Trends From The World Of Work

As the world becomes greener, millions of new jobs will require an enormous upskilling and reskilling of the workforce. Plus, discrimination in the workforce is still alive and well in many countries, Spotify announces a new world of working policy, Uber commits to doing more for their flexible employees, and some workers may need to stay home if they don’t get the COVID-19 vaccine. Read this week’s trends from the world of work.

19 February 2021

WELLBEING, FUTURE OF WORK

Since COVID-19, Our Workday Has Increased By 56 Minutes. Here Are Six Tips How To Organise Your Day To Not Feel Overwhelmed

The recent work-from-home revolution has given many of us more spare time, not least because we no longer have to commute to work every day. However, many employees have decided to use this saved time to work longer, reply to more emails and attend more virtual calls. This negatively impacts their mental health. Here are six tips on how to make working from home less taxing on you and your health.

18 February 2021

DATA SCIENCE, FUTURE OF WORK, DATA SCIENTIST

Why Should You Become a Data Scientist?

Data science is the study of data aimed towards making informed decisions. Organizations are capturing data to better understand their products and help their consumers. Here are five reasons you should consider becoming a data scientist.

17 February 2021

CEO VOICE, FUTURE OF SKILLS, FUTURE OF WORK

CEO Voice: STEM-PATHY Skills Will Define The Post-Pandemic World Of Work

Our CEO Alain Dehaze joined Bloomberg TV to discuss the future of work.

16 February 2021

TOP 5

2.2 Million Women Left The U.S. Workforce Since Start Of Pandemic: TOP 5 Trends From The World Of Work

More than 2.2 million women left the U.S. workforce since the pandemic has started – and might not return, unless companies offer programs to better support the workforce. Plus, how Salesforce is shaking up the traditional 9-to-5 workday, U.S. job vacancies rose in 2020, the power of apprenticeships, and more of the U.K. workforce is considering a career change. Read this week’s trends from the world of work.

12 February 2021

INCLUSION,FUTURE OF SKILLS,FUTURE OF WORK

Data Scientists At The Adecco Group Reflect On Challenges And Successes

Women and girls around the globe celebrate ‘International Day of Women and Girls in Science’ and mark the vast achievements women have made in science to date – and offer perspective on the work still ahead for women.

11 February 2021

FUTURE OF SKILLS,FUTURE OF WORK

How To Create Emotional Empathy In The Social Distancing Era

Social distancing and working remotely have an impact on interpersonal and professional relationships. HR expert Stefania Capelli explains how to get employees involved remotely too.

09 February 2021

Top 5

20 Occupations That Will Change The Job Market And The World by 2025: TOP 5 Trends From The World Of Work

Will employees heading back to the office need a COVID-19 vaccine? What a mandatory vaccine might mean for companies, how the modernising world will create new opportunities in new industries, a bright future for contract workers and how offices might change after COVID-19. Read this week’s trends from the world of work.

05 February 2021

COVID19,FUTURE OF SKILLS,FUTURE OF WORK

A Paradigm Shift: Leaders Who Coach

The pandemic amplified the need for Ericsson to bring about a paradigm shift in their leadership culture. Priyanka Anand, VP and Head of Human Resources and Linda Lindberg, VP and Head of Commercial Management for Ericsson Market Area South East Asia, Oceania and India, share how Ericsson helped their line leaders evolve into strong coaches.

05 February 2021

CEO VOICE,FUTURE OF SKILLS, FUTURE OF WORK

Most Jobs We Will Do In 2030 Have Not Been Invented Yet. Here’s How Your Business And Workers Can Prepare For The Reskilling Revolution

On Thursday 28 January, our CEO Alain Dehaze spoke at the World Economic Forum’s ‘Skilling the Global Workforce’ panel. He called continued up- and reskilling of “crucial importance,” given that people are losing some 40% of skills every 3-4 years.


04 February 2021

FUTURE OF SKILLS,FUTURE OF WORK

Beyond The One-Size-Fits-All: We Need To Upgrade Our Institutions To Fit All Types Of Work

With major changes to how we work, our institutions are quickly becoming unfit for purpose. More and more workers find themselves excluded from the social protection or educational systems. A new report sheds light on what can be done to bridge this gap.

03 February 2021

FUTURE OF SKILLS,FUTURE OF WORK

The Future Is On Social Media: Five New Digital Jobs On The Rise

Increasingly prevalent in every aspect of our lives, social networks are shaping lots of new roles: from Gif designers to TikTok managers, these are just some of the careers of the future.

02 February 2021

Top 5

More Than 250M Full-Time Jobs Lost In 2020: TOP 5 Trends From The World Of Work

Do you struggle to disconnect from work outside of working hours? What workers were impacted the most by the coronavirus pandemic, how can CEOs help improve mental health in the workplace, and will Brexit lead to a reverse brain drain? Read this week’s trends from the world of work.

29 January 2021

COVID19,FUTURE OF SKILLS,FUTURE OF WORK

The World Economic Forum: Why We Need A New Social Contract And Reskilling Revolution To Recover From COVID

The World Economic Forum’s Davos Agenda that took place on 25-29 January focused on how to rebuild trust and recover from the pandemic. Here are some conclusions from global leaders on what awaits the world of work.

27 January 2021

FUTURE OF WORK

“Build Back Better”: Joe Biden's Plan For Economic And Jobs Recovery In The United States

Combating the pandemic, and policies for the green transition and women: the US president-elect has presented a detailed plan for launching recovery in the United States, starting with jobs (with equality in mind)

25 January 2021

SUSTAINABILITY,FUTURE OF WORK

Skills For The Green Economy: Why Investing In People Is Key

Climate change is real. But how do we best mitigate its expectedly negative impacts on labour markets and turn them into opportunities for the future? The answer rests in skills and reskilling. Read our new white paper “Skills for the Green Economy” to learn how skills can boost our transition to a more sustainable economy.

25 January 2021

Top 5

Working More Doesn’t Always Mean More Output: TOP 5 Trends From The World Of Work

Are you working too many hours, yet you feel you’re not very productive? What are the global risks for 2021, how to reskill China’s workforce, and how are some countries making life for digital nomads easier? Read this week’s trends from the world of work.

22 January 2021

CEO VOICE,COVID19,FUTURE OF WORK

CEO Voice: We Need More Emotionally Intelligent Leaders As Workers' Mental Health Declines

Our CEO Alain Dehaze joined CNBC on 19 January to share the latest insights on how the COVID-19 pandemic will change the future of work.

21 January 2021

Top 5

Generation COVID And How Young People Are Reinventing Themselves: TOP 5 Trends From The World Of Work

This week we look at how young people’s careers have been affected by COVID, why faking your commute makes sense, whether we’re obsessed with productivity, how to prepare for the hybrid office and why CEOs are happy they don’t have to fly for business.

15 January 2021

COVID19 , FUTURE OF WORK

PODCAST: Looking Back In Order To Look Forward

The conclusion of the 8-part The Way To Work podcast series – the result of a collaboration between the Adecco Group Foundation and Monocle – looks back on an extraordinary year to better understand how to focus on the future and addresses the trends that have been accelerated by COVID-19 in the world of work.

22 December 2020

COVID19 , FUTURE OF WORK

PODCAST: Resilience Is The Focus As Businesses And Workers Take Their First Steps Into The Post-Pandemic World Of Work

Developing resilience is becoming a mantra as we emerge from lockdown. But what is resilience and how do lessons learned during the pandemic help formulate a stronger, more compassionate and responsive post-COVID-19 world of work?

22 December 2020

Top 5

Amazon Plans to Upskill 29 Million People: TOP 5 Trends From The World Of Work

Amazon pledges $700m to train nearly 30 million people worldwide in cloud computing by 2025; employers are encouraged to focus on remote employees’ wellbeing and career development . Investment in augmented and virtual reality technologies is predicted to surge as the technology promises to ‘humanize’ the remote and blended working experience; robots find a welcome as their role in health protection is recognised, but migrants could face a wider future pay gap.

18 December 2020

CEO VOICE, COVID19, FUTURE OF WORK

CEO Voice: People First. 5 Trends That Will Shape 2021

The past 12 months have seen countries, businesses and in fact society battered by the global Covid-19 pandemic. It has tested us all. For my last blog of 2020, I am taking a look at five current trends in the world of work and what they might mean for 2021 and beyond.


17 December 2020

COVID19, FUTURE OF WORK

What The Rest Of The World Can Learn From South Korea’s COVID-19 Response

As the world transitions into the next stage of the global pandemic, it is important to reflect on which countries had the most effective response to the initial outbreak, not only as a best practice example for other countries to follow, but also to gauge which countries are best prepared for whatever comes next.


15 December 2020

Top 5

Workers push for their employers to step up to the mark on environmental and social justice issues: TOP 5 Trends From The World Of Work

Staff push for their employers to deliver on environmental and social justice issues; Millions of US people became freelancers for the first time, but there is an educational and social divide between those workers who can and cannot work remotely. A majority of UK employees have the skills to survive automation, while two-thirds of companies foot the bill for home offices. These are the top 5 trends in the world of work:

11 December 2020

Eight Essential Reads on the Future of Work

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.

10 December 2020

TOP 5 News on the World of Work You Need to Know

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

09 December 2020

Top 5

Government To Offer 50% Tax Cut To Attract Remote Workers: TOP 5 Trends From The World Of Work

The Greek government is offering a 50% tax incentive to attract remote workers. Unilever pilots a four-day work week in New Zealand. The number of online job adverts used as a proxy for the health of the labour market. Offices should cater for socialising, collaboration, concentration and have access to nature. Research in the U.S. shows single mothers have been the hardest hit of all parents by the effects of COVID-19 with nearly 10% of them no longer in work.

04 December 2020

INCLUSION

‘The pandemic has been a wake-up call for embracing inclusion and diversity’ says actor and teacher with Down’s syndrome

“The pandemic has put us all in our place in the face of illness and mortality. Can you imagine a better wake-up call for embracing diversity?”. Pablo Pineda, well-known disability activist, speaks to IMD Profesor of social innovation Vanina Farber.

04 December 2020

INCLUSION

There Is More That Unites Us Than Divides Us – 3 Stories on Disability and Inclusion

COVID-19 has accelerated some trends like the increasing use of digital technology and remote working. The pandemic has also shone a spotlight on inequality and exacerbated the challenges faced not only by vulnerable and disabled people, but by all of us.

02 December 2020

FUTURE OF WORK

6 Microsoft Teams Tricks To Improve Your Mental Well-being While Working Remotely

You can burn the candle at both ends, but what happens when you run out of wax in the middle? I wanted to share some of my learnings on how to change your digital and home working habits.

24 November 2020

TOP 5

These Are Europe’s Most Inclusive Companies As Ranked By Employees: TOP 5 Trends From The World Of Work

Europe’s most inclusive companies ranked by employees. Company sees a jump in women applying for senior roles after introducing a fully flexible work scheme. The 6 main global economic implications of remote work. Millions are facing loss of jobless aid in the US. New study compares 20 government responses to mitigate Covid-19 impact. These are the trending stories in the world of work.

20 November 2020

TOP 5

WFH Is Old News. The ‘Near Home’ Office Is The Next Big Thing: TOP 5 Trends From The World Of Work

From new ways of working remotely, lofty-sounding job titles, measuring people’s work effectively to the EU’s Vocational Skills week – read this week’s five stories trending in the world of work.

13 November 2020

FUTURE OF SKILLS,FUTURE OF WORKS

Hybrid Working, Technology And Reskilling: The Key Takeaways From The WEF’s Jobs Reset Summit

Last month, the World Economic Forum’s Jobs Reset Summit brought together more than 1,000 leaders from business, international organisations and government.

12 November 2020

FUTURE OF SKILLS,FUTURE OF WORK

Vocational Educational Training – A Key Contributor To The Post-COVID-19 World Of Work

For workers to remain competitive and secure life-long employability, it is crucial to invest in their reskilling and upskilling.

11 November 2020

Top 5

Leaving These 5 Cities In The US Could Result In The Largest Pay Cuts: TOP 5 Trends From The World Of Work

Leaving These 5 cities in the US might result in the largest pay cuts. 20 million Americans expected to relocate. Hotels offer an alternative to home office. The reverse brain drain is also happening in the UK, and Gig-economy companies see California win as national model. These are the trending stories in the world of work.

06 November 2020

FUTURE OF WORK

Four Reasons Why Offices May Be More Beneficial Than You Think

Doing away with the office in the post-pandemic world may be counterproductive. Here are four reasons as to why keeping the office alive could be the more reasonable approach.

02 November 2020

TOP 5

These Three Skills Cannot Be Replicated By Artificial Intelligence: TOP 5 Trends From The World Of Work

Skills that are AI-proof, Uber being sued for automated robo-firing, redesigning our cities due to remote work, most businesses planning to rehire their laid off staff and three priorities for HR leaders for 2021. These are the stories currently trending in the world of work.

30 October 2020

CEO VOICE,FUTURE OF SKILLS,FUTURE OF WORK

CEO Voice: Talent Rivers And Employment Bridges: Rethinking The Acquisition And Flow Of Talent

With the rapidly changing world of work, how can companies change their recruitment philosophy to access the best talent?

29 October 2020

CEO VOICE,FUTURE OF WORK

CEO Voice: Lay off the layoffs. To transform effectively, focus on retraining instead

The cost advantage of retraining over outside hiring is attention-grabbing. It can cost up to 3 times more to lay off and re-hire than to retrain an existing employee. Watch some of Alain Dehaze's insights at Fortune’s virtual Global Forum.

28 October 2020

54% Of Workers Worry About Losing Their Job In Next 12 Months: TOP 5 Trends From The World Of Work

This week we look at why people fear losing their jobs, why employers are confident they will get the talent they need, how machines might do half of all work tasks by 2025 and we explain what is technostress.

23 October 2020

FUTURE OF WORK

10 Questions To Ask Yourself When Determining If An Opportunity Is Right For You

Starting a new job can be a life-changing decision, so it is essential to take the time to evaluate if an opportunity is the right one for you.

21 October 2020

FUTURE OF WORK

Is Your Company’s Resilience Battery On Empty? Five Steps To Recharge

Resilience is like a battery; to maintain a full charge, it must be properly maintained and periodically recharged. Run the resilience battery too long in an environment that is harsh and unwelcoming, and it will eventually be drained and lose power.

20 October 2020

TOP 5

70% Of Americans Struggle To Make Ends Meet: TOP 5 News From The World Of Work

As the global economy is expected to shrink this year and the crisis continues to impact millions of workers, we look at how some companies embrace virtual work at a time when many employees fear its effects on their mental health.

16 October 2020

FUTURE OF WORK

It’s Time To Put Mental Health First. Here’s What Businesses Can Do To Move From Words To Action

In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, companies around the world have assumed new roles and responsibilities. Here are five examples of what they can do to improve their employees’ wellbeing.

13 October 2020

FUTURE OF WORK

PODCAST: COVID-19 Has Triggered Changes In The Workplace – What Are The Issues And Where Are The Solutions?

How can we ensure workforce has the right skills for the future, why diversity and inclusion have become a matter of competitive advantage and how will people and machines cooperate in the future?

13 October 2020

FUTURE OF WORK

Why Investing In Wellbeing Will Make All The Difference In Employee Engagement

Have companies been doing wellbeing wrong? There are more elements to employee wellbeing than the essential physical and mental health. Thanks to new models, businesses are now able to fix problems they didn’t even know existed.

12 October 2020

TOP 5

COVID Has Wiped Out The Economic Dreams Of A Generation In Asia: TOP 5 News From The World Of Work

While much of the news continues to be dominated by the pandemic, this week’s trends also touch on the issue of mental health ahead of the World Mental Health day.

09 October 2020

FUTURE OF SKILLS, FUTURE OF WORKS

Why In The COVID Era Emotional Intelligence Makes Or Breaks Business Leaders. Here Are 7 Tips On How To Develop It

Each year on World Mental Health Day, 10 October, we are reminded of the importance of mental health in our everyday lives. Amid COVID-19 and the subsequent transformation of our work lives, we now have a great opportunity to integrate better mental health practices into our workplaces and our work relationships. One way to do so is to focus more on building Emotional Intelligence.

09 October 2020

Top 5

Young People Are Giving Up Hope Of Getting Their Dream Job: TOP 5 Trends From The World Of Work

This week’s news is dominated by the impact of COVID-19 on young people, women and airline jobs as well as by Spain’s decision to expand its furlough scheme.

02 October 2020

FUTURE OF SKILLS,FUTURE OF WORK

5 Tips For Remote Networking

COVID-19 and the shift to remote work (and remote life) have caused professional networking to become completely virtual. Here are our top five tips for successful networking while remote.

30 September 2020

TOP 5

Bank Job Cuts Expected To Top 60,000 Globally In 2020: TOP 5 Trends From The World Of Work

This week’s selection of TOP 5 news is dominated by job cuts in the financial sector, other jobs being created by 5G, and the question of how many employees work from their offices.

24 September 2020

FUTURE OF WORK

The Lockdown Has Unlocked Real Work: Three Solutions To Improve The Future World Of Work

COVID-19 has changed the world of work in unprecedented ways. The rapid and devastating spread of the coronavirus brought global business activity to a screeching halt. Businesses and employees alike were faced with a scenario most had never imagined.

22 September 2020

TOP 5

COVID-19 Will Cost Global Economy $7 Trillion In Lost GDP Growth: TOP 5 News From The World Of Work

From the OECD’s economic outlook, keeping your remote workers happy, Amazon’s promise to employ additional 100,000 people, Australia’s reskilling programme to Americans turning into freelancers. These are the stories dominating this week’s news from the world of work.

18 September 2020

FUTURE OF SKILLS,FUTURE OF WORK

Protecting People, Not Jobs? Three Steps How To Support Workers’ Lifelong Learning

Agile workers - those committed to skilling, reskilling, upskilling - will be in the best position to be attractive and suitable for the jobs of tomorrow.

17 September 2020

FUTURE OF SKILLS, FUTURE OF WORK, INCLUSION

Talent Is Universal, But Opportunities Are Not: Three Improvements To Deliver A More Inclusive Future Of Work

In today’s rapidly digitalising, globalised world, diversity and inclusion in the workplace has never been more important.

16 September 2020

FUTURE OF WORK

The Impact Of 5G On The Workplace

Online platforms will enable remote meetings in virtual workspaces with almost no latency. And employment contracts will need some adjustment to allow for continued education.

15 September 2020

FUTURE OF SKILLS, FUTURE OF WORK

COVID-19 Has Disrupted Young People’s Careers. Here’s How To Help Them Succeed In The Future

Young people have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. How do we ensure they don’t turn into the lockdown generation?

11 September 2020

Top 5

Five Jobs That Will Not Return Even After COVID-19 Is Over: TOP 5 Trends From The World Of Work

This week's selection includes news on falling unemployment in the US, the K-shaped recovery and Gen Z using technology to kick-start their careers.

11 September 2020

FUTURE OF WORK

The “Workaholism” Issue: Millennials Work Too Much

Young people are suffering from "workaholism", the work addiction that affects 66% of Millennials.


09 September 2020

FUTURE OF SKILLS, FUTURE OF WORK

Sprinting Toward A Sustainable Future Of Work: Three Main Conclusions From FU.SE Digital 2020

What happens when you virtually connect hundreds of experts on the world of work and bring them into one digital space for 24 hours?

08 September 2020

CEO VOICE, FUTURE OF WORK

CEO Voice: The World May Be Headed For Collaboration Fatigue Just When The Future Of Work Depends On It

At a time when the world is seemingly heading toward more isolation and protectionism, it is essential to tackle the challenges of the future of work – in other words: we need to collaborate more, not less.

07 September 2020

FUTURE OF SKILLS,FUTURE OF WORK

24-Hour Virtual Summit: Key Takeaways On Tackling The Challenges Of The Future Of Work

A completely virtual conference FU.SE Digital 2020 has brought innovators, business executives, and decision makers together to address key challenges of the future of work.

04 September 2020

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Time Spent Learning On LinkedIn Has Tripled: TOP 5 Trends From The World Of Work

This week we look at how young people’s careers have been affected by COVID, why faking your commute makes sense, whether we’re obsessed with productivity, how to prepare for the hybrid office and why CEOs are happy they don’t have to fly for business.

04 September 2020

FUTURE OF SKILLS,FUTURE OF WORK

Debunking The Myths Of ‘Generation Z’ As They Enter The World Of Work

If you think members of Generation Z are too delicate and sensitive with a lack of resilience and leadership capability – think again.

03 September 2020

FUTURE OF WORK

The Future Of Recruiting & Hiring: 5 Trends To Watch

Current trends—many accelerated by pandemic forces beyond our control—have changed the rules of recruiting and hiring, requiring organizations to adapt and embrace new practices to compete and triumph in the future war for talent.

02 September 2020

FUTURE OF SKILLS,FUTURE OF WORK

Empathy? In Denmark, They’re Learning It In School

A compulsory subject of study which is taught an hour a week in the “Klassens tid”, where students learn to help their classmates and compete only with themselves.

01 September 2020

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Finland’s PM Calls For Shortening Working Hours: TOP 5 Trends From The World Of Work

This week we look at Finland’s attempt to shorten working days, vocational training taking a hit due to COVID-19, and how remote work impacts the local economy and workers.

28 August 2020

FUTURE OF WORK

Gender Equality And Female Entrepreneurs: Here Are Ten To Keep An Eye On

In this COVID age will there be a new “female philosophy” to tackle the challenges the future brings? If you think the answer is ‘no’, then the portraits of these female leaders in industry and innovation from across the world will make you change your mind.

26 August 2020

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We Save 52 Minutes Each Day By Not Commuting To Work. Here’s How To Make Good Use Of This Extra Time

The era of flexible and remote work has given people extra time to spend. But how to ensure we use it pro-actively ?

24 August 2020

Top 5

U.S. And European Firms Face $1 Trillion To Relocate Their Chinese Supply Chains: TOP 5 Trends From The World Of Work

From global trade going local, tips on how to stay productive, to most of us being under pressure due to financial stress, these are some of the topics dominating this week’s TOP 5 trends from the world of work.

21 August 2020

FUTURE OF SKILLS,FUTURE OF WORK

Are Your Leaders Creating A Psychologically Toxic Culture?

Toxic bosses not only drain an organization of productivity, they also drive top talent out of organizations.

19 August 2020

COVID19,FUTURE OF WORK

Income Security, Flexibility And Economic Stability: Why Labour Markets Are Not A Zero-Sum Game

The challenges accelerated by COVID-19 can lead to a win-win-win situation for workers, businesses, and governments alike.

18 August 2020

COVID19

Tight Restrictions And Swift Policy Response: How Countries In The Asia Pacific Have Tackled COVID-19

Since the unprecedented outbreak of the virus, policy makers have introduced measures to mitigate the diverse impacts imposed on society. With distinct country circumstances in place, the government responses vary across regions – all of which come with an extensive economic cost.

17 August 2020

Top 5

80% Of Restaurant Jobs Could Be Taken Over By Robots: TOP 5 Trends From The World Of Work

From the acceleration of automation due to coronavirus, the office being recognised as an equaliser among workers, to what worries young people the most. These are some of the stories that have been trending in the world of work this week.

14 August 2020

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The Future Of The Sharing Economy (If It Has One)

Airbnb, Uber, WeWork … the largest companies in the sharing economy have been badly hit by COVID-19. Has the sharing economy reached the end of the line?

12 August 2020

FUTURE OF SKILLS,FUTURE OF WORK

Employee Expectations Are Changing: Here’s Where Employers Need To Focus

A global survey from Peakon—with views from tens of millions of respondents—confirms that future business success requires employers to identify and deliver on a variety of employee expectations, most importantly the desire to work for an organization that supports mental and physical well-being.

11 August 2020

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PODCAST: Coronavirus Has Highlighted, Not Undermined, The Value Of The Office

Despite the growing demand for digitization of our work, which has been accelerated by coronavirus, the role of physical workplaces remains important.

10 August 2020

Top 5

Our Workdays Are 48 Minutes Longer Due To Coronavirus Pandemic: TOP 5 Trends From The World Of Work

We’re working longer hours, Uber is embracing remote work, the 10 most popular entry level jobs for graduates, how to build working culture during pandemic and why Gen Z are struggling to remain productive – these are the five trending stories from the world of work this week.

07 August 2020

COVID19, FUTURE OF WORK

A Shorter Working Week To Combat Unemployment Caused By COVID-19? The Debate Is On

From Great Britain to Italy, proposals are being made to reduce working hours to combat the labour crisis and redistribute work. What’s the best way forward?

05 August 2020

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Leadership—Pandemic Style: Why Decency Matters Now More Than Ever

The pandemic has been a catalyst for unprecedented transformation, prompting leaders to change their views on their values and value systems—and redefining what it means to be a leader.

04 August 2020

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Why You Shouldn’t Work During Holidays: TOP 5 Trends From The World Of Work

In this week’s Top 5 trends from the world of work, we find a study that shows unhappiness with working during holidays is all in the mind. Samsung’s profits soared, driven by lockdown while Siemens places trust in employees to deliver results in the new working paradigm.

31 July 2020

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Kurzarbeit, Here’s How Germany’s Wage Support Scheme Works

Workers in struggling companies can reduce their working hours and the government will pay most of their salary. Several other countries in Europe are looking at this model to deal with the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.

30 July 2020

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Alain Dehaze On BBC: “Upskilling Is Key To Overcome The Impact Of The Crisis On The Future Of Work”

Our CEO Alain Dehaze joined BBC World News last week to give his thoughts on how the crisis is set to transform jobs and impact the future of work.

28 July 2020

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Why You Should Make Redeployment Part of Your Company’s DNA

Paul Schofield, Head of Employee Relations for BAE Systems, talks about how redeployment can help organizations that have been rocked by the global pandemic manage their workforce into the future.

28 July 2020

Top 5

Facebook’s Salary-By-Location Sets Precedent For Tech: TOP 5 Trends From The World Of Work

Facebook workers get a work from home offer – and a warning - from CEO Zuckerberg. Major airlines request permission for take-off to curb job cuts. A jobs bonanza for nannies… with COVID-19 antibodies, the pain and pleasure of being a perfectionist and a plan to boost gender parity in Latin America. All these stories make the headlines in this week’s trends from the world of work.

24 July 2020

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From Hours Worked To Measuring Results: How COVID-19 Has Accelerated The End Of 9-5 Workday

For decades, our work contracts have been defined by the number of hours we work. But with the transformation of our economies, technological revolution, and COVID-19 that has accelerated the future of work, it is time to review how we define and measure productivity.


21 July 2020

Top 5

Up To 100 Million People Can’t Work Remotely: TOP 5 Trends From The World Of Work

From the downsides of remote work to virtual summer internships, and the impact of COVID-19 on our work/life balance. These are some of the stories dominating this week’s TOP 5 trends.

17 July 2020

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Striking The Balance Between The Office And Remote Work Post-COVID: What Evidence Tells Us

What is the right balance between working in the office and working remotely? COVID-19 has altered our expectations about how, where and when we want to work. Based on our global survey results, here’s what hybrid working could look like post-pandemic.

15 July 2020

FUTURE OF SKILLS,FUTURE OF WORK

What Would It Take to Reskill Entire Industries?

Reskilling employees is key in helping us avoid the worst of the growing economic crisis and ensure a more resilient and stable world of work.

13 July 2020

Top 5

Death Of The Office May Be Premature: TOP 5 Trends From The World Of Work

This week’s trends from the world of work focus on the benefits of working from the office, why it’s time to rethink work schedules, and why mental health of finance workers has deteriorated due to COVID-19.

10 July 2020

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CEO Voice: The Post-COVID-19 Reset: New Skills And Ways Of Working Built On Trust And Collaboration

COVID-19 has reshaped so many aspects of our existence, not least of which is our working life.

09 July 2020

TOP 5

UK To Offer Every Young Person Chance Of Apprenticeship: TOP 5 Trends From The World Of Work

The UK government will unveil an economic recovery plan that might benefit young people, 60% of Millennials and Gen-Zs would like to work remotely more frequently post-COVID and workers under 25 are most likely to work in jobs where physical distancing is not an option. These are some of the topics dominating this week’s trends from the world of work.

03 July 2020

Doing Wellbeing Well In The Post-COVID Era Will Require Change. Here’s A New Method To Help You

Employee wellbeing has never been more critical. At the time when the world of work is changing at the speed of light and workers are under immense pressure due to COVID-19, businesses should invest more time and effort to ensure their employees are engaged and healthy. A new holistic method offers a detailed guide on what to do and where to start.

02 July 2020

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Resetting Normal – What Workers In These Eight Countries Expect From The Post-Pandemic World

Survey shows workers across countries value remote working technology, digital skills and leadership, but have different hopes and fears for working hours, mental health and wellbeing in the post-COVID-19 future.

02 July 2020

FUTURE OF SKILLS, FUTURE OF WORK

How To Promote A Culture Of Caring And Compassionate Leadership

Empathy and compassion are generally considered founding principles within the whole area of Emotional Intelligence and Psychological Safety, which are redefining the approach to leadership that de-emphasizes technical skills and amplifies the so-called “soft skills.”

01 July 2020

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We Asked 8,000 People How They Want To Work Post-COVID-19. Here Are 5 Things They Told Us That Will Likely Change the World of Work Forever


The future of work will be flexible. A hybrid model of remote and office work will be the norm. Productivity will be based on the output and impact, not hours worked. Leadership will be redefined with emphasis on soft skills, empathy, and emotional intelligence. Upskilling will be continuous, and we will all learn to learn. The future of work will reset the meaning of normal and employers will be in the driving seat of this transformation. These are the main conclusions from our global survey of CEOs, leaders, and employees.

30 June 2020

Top 5

75% Of Gen-Z’ers Believe COVID-19 Will Lead To New Career Opportunities: TOP 5 Trends From The World Of Work

Why are young people so optimistic about the future? Are apprenticeships in the UK fit for purpose, what’s the one quality CEOs look for in remote workers and what does the future of work look like? Read this week’s top trends from the world of work.

26 June 2020

We Believe In Talent – Not Labels. Celebrating Pride Month This June

This year's Pride Month is like no other, happening in the context of a global pandemic and a powerful, widespread movement with a clear aim: to dismantle systematic inequality across the world.

26 June 2020

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The Power of Labour Regulation: What Governments Should Do To Successfully Reset The World Of Work

Policy-makers have a great opportunity to shape the world of work for the better. Here is a list of recommendations for them to consider.

25 June 2020

FUTURE OF SKILLS, FUTURE OF WORK

Three Soft Skills That Will Help You Adjust To The Post-COVID World of Work

From time-management, communication skills to emotional intelligence. These are the three soft skills that will help you adjust to the post-COVID world of work.

25 June 2020

FUTURE OF SKILLS,FUTURE OF WORK

The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Virtual Apprenticeships

Virtual apprenticeships may be good for acquiring new skills, but they can't always help candidates apply them in practice.

24 June 2020

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Coworking, Staggered Arrivals And Social Distancing Apps: How Offices Are Changing In Post-Coronavirus Times

Even after lockdown ends, many companies are still thinking in terms of a distributed office: employees working in the office, from home and from shared workspaces. The new post-COVID workplaces will rely on technology.

23 June 2020

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After Coronavirus, 75% Of Businesses Will Need An IT Upgrade: TOP 5 Trends From The World Of Work

COVID-19 will lead to a major IT infrastructure upgrade, travelling for work is slow to take off, Microsoft wants to give employees the option to work from the office, small talk can make you feel better and younger leaders are more trusted. These are the topics dominating this week’s news from the world of work.

19 June 2020

FUTURE OF SKILLS,FUTURE OF WORK

From Big Data To The Environment: Skills For The Post-Coronavirus Reboot

The jobs most in-demand are to be found in information technology, healthcare and the green economy. Though government support will also be needed.

18 June 2020

FUTURE OF WORK,FUTURE OF SKILLS,INCLUSION

The Use Of Artificial Intelligence In Recruitment: Friend Or Foe?

Artificial Intelligence is here to stay but while its presence is widely accepted, its application in recruitment has many pitfalls. With the coronavirus economy and reinvigorated debate on inclusion and discrimination, it is important that AI helps us fix the bias, not exaggerate it.

17 June 2020

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COVID-19 And AI: Deploying The Tech Is Vital, But Employee Acceptance And Data Ethics Even More So

The possibilities for Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the post-COVID-19 workplace are virtually limitless. The challenges for the successful introduction of AI in businesses, however, are not likely to be the tech, but will center on trust, training and transparency.

16 June 2020

Top 5

Tackling Racial Discrimination In The Workplace: TOP 5 Trends From The World Of Work

How to take concrete steps to promote equality, June as Pride Month, the reskilling revolution, the rise of e-commerce and the prolonged recession; these are the topics dominating this week’s TOP 5 trends in the world of work.

12 June 2020

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Women’s Jobs More At Risk Due To COVID-19, Claims World Bank. Case Study Of Italy

A report by the World Bank has highlighted that many of the service sector jobs that are hit hard by the current crisis are disproportionately female.

11 June 2020

FUTURE OF SKILLS,FUTURE OF WORK

To Run A Successful Company, The Most Important Asset You Have Is Your People

What will the post-pandemic world of work look like? And how can businesses shape it? Among the topics that will dominate the 4th industrial revolution is talent management. To close the skills gap, companies will need to adopt a new approach that will lead to more investment in people and their skills.

10 June 2020

Top 5

Why You Might Be Missing Your Commute: TOP 5 Trends From The World Of Work

Reskilling of workers, the economic impact of COVID-19 on developing countries, why 30% of students are reconsidering their career paths and why you might be missing your commute. These are some of the topics dominating this week’s trends from the world of work.

09 June 2020

FUTURE OF WORK

6 Examples Of How Businesses Can Unleash Full Potential Of AI

The COVID-19 pandemic has re-emphasized the need for Artificial Intelligence and the role it plays in the workplace. A new study reveals that while supported by workers themselves, AI is not always leveraged to its full potential. Here are six examples of how businesses can develop and improve human-machine collaboration.

09 June 2020

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5 Skills Workplace Experts Say You Need To Become More Employable After COVID-19

The world has changed in a hurry. With some employees out of work, others working at home, and most wondering what the workplace will look like once the pandemic fades, one thing is clear: There are certain skills that will be in high demand as we move forward in a world with COVID-19.

02 June 2020

FUTURE OF WORK,Top 5

Each New Robot In Manufacturing Replaces 3.3 Jobs: TOP 5 Trends From The World Of Work

MIT makes the link between automation and inequality, the US recovery may be quicker than we thought, Google wants its workers back in the office, the International Labour Organization warns not everyone can benefit from remote work and the EU Commission proposes a recovery package worth €750 billion. These are the topics dominating the world of work this week.

29 May 2020

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Here Are 3 Challenges And Solutions For The New World Of Work

Emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic and entering a new phase of the crisis, what are the lessons learnt from the past months? Coronavirus has enhanced our understanding of health and safety and made remote work the new norm. But it has also underlined some of the structural problems of the labour market that have gained in importance and will need resolving.

28 May 2020

FUTURE OF SKILLS,FUTURE OF WORK,YOUTH EMPLOYABILITY

Simon Sinek’s Advice: “Millennials, Learn To Be Patient”

In Sinek’s opinion, a world of instant gratification has devalued the meaning of time and steady achievement.

26 May 2020

COVID19,FUTURE OF WORK

Countries At A Crossroads: The Speed Of Future Recovery Will Depend On Today’s Decisions

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.

25 May 2020

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82% of CEOs Say Global Supply Chains To Become Less Common Post-COVID: TOP 5 Trends From The World Of Work

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.

22 May 2020

FUTURE OF WORK,INCLUSION

Back To Better: The Future Of Work Must Be More Inclusive

We are all in the same storm, but in different boats. COVID-19 has hit minorities hardest and as leaders reshape business in the wake of the pandemic, how should the role played by diversity and inclusion evolve?

21 May 2020

FUTURE OF SKILLS,FUTURE OF WORK

Culture: The Catalyst For Transformation

While technology is often viewed as the catalyst for transformation, culture is the factor that determines whether it is successful.

21 May 2020

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CEO Voice: Leading Through A Crisis: Five Key Trends That Will Define The New 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.

20 May 2020

FUTURE OF SKILLS,FUTURE OF WORK

How Body Language Affects Your Job Interview

According to psychologist Amy Cuddy, it takes just a two-minute exercise to release the hormones needed to convey the right impression to a recruiter. Because the body can condition the mind and not just the other way around.

19 May 2020

COVID19,FUTURE OF WORK

Is Virtual The New Reality? How COVID-19 Has Transformed The HR Landscape

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

19 May 2020

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Internships Will Go Virtual This Summer: Our Weekly TOP 5 Trends From The World Of Work

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

15 May 2020

COVID19,FUTURE OF WORK

What Lies Ahead: Three Fundamental Changes To How We’ll Work Post-Pandemic

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.

14 May 2020

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Why Now Is A Great Opportunity To Reboot Inclusion At Work

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.

14 May 2020

FUTURE OF WORK

Post-Pandemic Insights For Future Leaders

With the changing world of work, what are the key trends that future leaders need to know about to excel in the executive landscape?

12 May 2020

FUTURE OF WORK

Our Weekly TOP 5: Trends In The World Of Work

This week’s trends from the world of work focus on some positive news, be it the rebound in hiring rates, rise in freelancing jobs posted online or the opportunities of being able to upskill from home. Furthermore, we also look at how some of the COVID-19 changes to the way we work might become more permanent.

08 May 2020

COVID19, FUTURE OF WORK

A Safe Return To The Physical Workplace: Best Practices

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.

06 May 2020

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COVID-19 Has Seen Biggest Worker Redeployment Since Second World War

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

06 May 2020

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COVID-19: Four Lessons From Four Companies

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused extraordinary disruption to the world of work. What have companies learned and what do those lessons tell us about the post-COVID future? A group of senior executives share their thoughts.

05 May 2020

COVID19,FUTURE OF WORK

COVID-19 Has Accelerated Automation. Here’s How We Can Adapt

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.

05 May 2020

COVID19,FUTURE OF WORK

5 Lessons From The World’s Most-Watched Business Meeting

Perhaps not all that obvious to many, but the annual National Football League draft is one of the world’s largest business meetings with millions of people watching live. This year, however, the League was forced to hold the meeting virtually due to COVID-19. How did this experiment go? Here are 5 lessons other businesses should consider when organising their own remote meetings.

30 April 2020

COVID19,FUTURE OF WORK

COVID-19 Economic Packages: Lessons From Europe On What Works Best

The COVID-19 crisis has rolled across the globe with impacts never seen before. To face the adverse effects on their economies and labour markets, governments have responded in an unprecedented way. To assess this response, we have analysed 10 European countries and the measures they have taken to mitigate the economic impact of COVID-19 on businesses and workers.

30 April 2020

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Our Weekly TOP 5: Trends In The World Of Work

Working remotely means working overtime, the EU unveils guidelines on how to safely return to work, ILO warns that half of the world’s workforce is at risk of losing livelihoods and the importance of reskilling in the COVID-19 economy. These are some of the topics that dominate this week’s TOP 5 trends from the world of work.

30 April 2020

FUTURE OF SKILLS,FUTURE OF WORK,YOUTH EMPLOYABILITY

Jobs And Social Media – 44% Of Recruiters Reject Candidates Because Of Their Digital Reputation

How important are the web and social networks in a job search? The 2019 Work Trends Study highlights the role of personal branding and online reputation.

29 April 2020

COVID19,FUTURE OF WORK

4 Steps Leaders Can Take To Help Identify And Relieve Stress Within Their Teams

Although we cannot eliminate uncertainty or the anxiety it causes, everyone can take steps to manage it. Prof. Janet Reibstein, clinical psychologist and Professor Emeritus at the University of Exeter, and Sharon Patterson, CHRO with LHH, offer advice to help leaders alleviate stress at work.

28 April 2020

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10 Ways Employers Have Helped Workers Navigate Through COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted every aspect of our lives and the way we work. Amid this uncertainty, however, and according to a new study, employers have been the most trusted source of information for workers when it came to coronavirus.

24 April 2020

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Our Weekly TOP 5: Trends In The World Of Work

In this week’s TOP 5 trends from the world of work we reflect on how companies have evolved in their approach to sustainability, how they are planning to re-open their businesses, and why European governments need to act to avoid the loss of 60 million jobs.

24 April 2020

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COVID-19 Has Boosted Skills For Many Workers. Here’s How

From retraining staff for healthcare support roles to upskilling to meet gaps in the workforce, the COVID-19 pandemic has provided a skills boost for huge numbers of workers. What's more, even those who haven't done any training have probably picked up some new skills.

23 April 2020

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8 Practical Strategies To Help Teams Succeed In The New Virtual World Of Work

In this engaging discussion, Keith Ferrazzi talks about recontracting with your teams, a process of gathering team members together to scrutinize and reflect on the issues that are holding them back.

21 April 2020

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Our Weekly TOP 5: Trends In The World Of Work

The economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic are now coming into focus, highlighting the challenges that businesses and governments will face. This week's links look at the scale of the problems we face, from employee burnout to mass unemployment among some of society's most vulnerable groups.

17 April 2020

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5 Lessons On Working In Isolation: What Can Astronauts And Polar Explorers Teach Us?

Isolation is challenging for many workers as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, but there are lessons to be learned from those who are used to working in extreme, isolated environments.


16 April 2020

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Open Letter: Safely Back To Work In The New Normal

Unparalleled collaboration is needed to prepare for the new normal in the workplace in the wake of COVID-19

16 April 2020

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COVID-19 Has Accelerated Agile Working. Will It Last Beyond The Crisis?

Since the Italian government issued its first decree to contain the coronavirus outbreak on February 23, the number of agile workers in the country has risen to over a million. And the number is still growing. Arianna Visentini, co-author of the book ‘Smart Working: mai più senza’ (Smart Working: never be without it), explains why smart working is a practice that should stay even after this emergency has passed.

15 April 2020

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Proactively Ensure That Your Cyber-Hygiene Is Up-to-Date

In a time of confusion around the globe, some criminals are taking advantage of the current COVID-19 pandemic and are using the opportunity to attack people and businesses. With the large number of people working from home, cyber-attacks pose an extra layer of risk than under the usual circumstances.

14 April 2020

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Our Weekly TOP 5: Trends In The World Of Work

The COVID-19 pandemic once again dictates the week's news agenda. There is a growing case for a renewed social contract in the aftermath of the virus, a new report says that companies will have to respond to accelerated workplace changes and a comparison of the workforce between the 1918 flu pandemic and today's outbreak shows a changed society.

09 April 2020

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PODCAST: Lessons From Leaders On The Post-Pandemic World Of Work

The COVID-19 pandemic will change the world of work permanently. Until recently, many aspects of the future of work including reskilling, decentralised workplace and deployment of new technology were perceived by companies as an advantage to help them get ahead of the curve. Today they are seen more as a necessity.

09 April 2020

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COVID-19 Is Shining A Light On Leadership: Here’s How It Needs To Evolve

A crisis can clarify the changes we need to make in leadership philosophy and application.

08 April 2020

FUTURE OF WORK,Top 5

Our Weekly TOP 5: Trends In The World Of Work

The COVID-19 pandemic is a "defining leadership moment", according to one new report, while a survey of Americans sheds light on the demographics of home-workers. Those reports - and more - make up this week's news roundup.

03 April 2020

COVID19,FUTURE OF WORK

6 Tips For Coping With Stress And Anxiety During a Pandemic

If you’re finding yourself with increased levels of stress and anxiety in the past few weeks as the coronavirus has taken its hold on our world, then you’re not alone.

02 April 2020

COVID19,FUTURE OF WORK

No Worker Left Behind: Why COVID-19 Could Deliver A New Social Contract

Extending social protections to workers who don't normally have them is not only about social justice, but also an important measure for the resilience of the economy.

02 April 2020

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6 Ways COVID-19 Is Accelerating The Future Of Work

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced businesses to radically change the way they operate. The changes we make during the crisis might become permanent shifts in how we work.

31 March 2020

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Our Weekly TOP 5: Trends In The World Of Work

The Covid-19 pandemic and its consequences continue to dominate our update on stories from the world of work. This week we look at which sectors have been hardest hit and which are still hiring, as well as the businesses that are shifting production to essential supplies.

27 March 2020

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Covid-19: How Remote Working Can Make The Workplace More Inclusive

Many groups have struggled to access full-time work in typical office environments. The remote working boom caused by Covid-19 could bring long term benefits for them.

26 March 2020

How To Keep Productivity High When Wi-Fi Speeds Are Low

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced many people to work from home but what if your internet connectivity is poor? Here are some steps you can take.

25 March 2020

COVID19,FUTURE OF SKILLS,FUTURE OF WORK

10 Top Tips For Leading Remote Teams

Workers across the world find themselves working from home as the Covid-19 pandemic spreads. The move is a challenge to employees and their managers as they adjust to a new normal.

24 March 2020

COVID19,FUTURE OF WORK

COVID-19: Will Your Organisation Pass The Leadership Test?

When it comes right down to it, crisis management is the ultimate test of leadership. Are you prepared for the challenges to come? Do you have the people in place to help you manage a crisis? Are you prepared to make decisions quickly and assertively?

23 March 2020

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Our Weekly TOP 5: Trends In The World Of Work

This week's round-up of must-read articles about the world of work focuses entirely on Covid-19 and its effects. Circumstances are changing rapidly, and the articles below give you a sense of just how fast.

20 March 2020

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CEO Voice: How The Pandemic Will Change The World Of Work Forever

These are profoundly uncertain times. Covid-19 is spreading with frightening speed and all of us - governments, businesses, and individuals - are attempting to understand how best to respond.

20 March 2020

What Can We Learn From Microsoft’s Growth Mindset Culture?

Microsoft has transformed from a stagnating, siloed business into an economic juggernaut in which staff are empowered to succeed. What can other companies learn from Microsoft's transformation?

11 March 2020

9 Tips to Minimise Disruption During a Pandemic

It’s impossible to predict the extent to which your business will be impacted by the coronavirus. But you’ll want to act quickly and decisively on the issues you face today and prepare for the potential of greater disruption headed your way. This article sets out a checklist of key questions you need to ask to prepare.

09 March 2020

Are Skills Becoming More Important Than University Degrees?

More and more people are choosing to follow alternative forms of education. And in some industries, skills are becoming more important than degrees.

05 March 2020

International Women’s Day: 10 Leaders Share Their Advice and Stories

In celebration of International Women’s Day and in the spirit of “each for equal”, we asked 10 leaders to share their advice for the leaders of tomorrow. Here is what they said!

05 March 2020

Workplace Wellbeing: Are Ping Pong Tables And Nap Rooms Really What Employees Want?

More and more people are choosing to follow alternative forms of education. And in some industries, skills are becoming more important than degrees.

04 March 2020

Making Recruitment Fairer: Is AI Friend or Foe?

How do we make sure that AI-driven recruitment processes bring added value both to businesses and candidates?

03 March 2020

Our Weekly TOP 5: Trends In The World Of Work

This week's digest of the must-read articles on the world of work includes the gig economy, flexible working and artificial intelligence.

28 February 2020

5 Soft Skills Successful Companies Teach Their Workers To Remain Competitive

As work becomes more robotic, we must learn to become more human. And soft skills are key to remaining competitive in the increasingly automated workplace. Here are the five most sought-after soft skills and a guide to helping your employees develop them.

27 February 2020

What Is The Retirement Age Of The Future?

Increased longevity, declining birth rates and lower financial returns for pension funds are all putting pressure on pension systems. Is a work free retirement period in your 60s and beyond a thing of the past? The recent Credit Suisse report Rethinking Retirement delves deeper.

26 February 2020

Why Competing For New Talent Is A Mistake

As demand grows for new and emergent skills, including UX design, cybersecurity, and data science, workers around the world — and labour markets — are struggling to keep up.

25 February 2020

Our Weekly TOP 5: Trends In The World Of Work

Youth unemployment, apprenticeships and helicopter parents are just some of the topics in this week's round-up of essential articles on the world of work.

21 February 2020

How Our Experience As Consumers Affects The Way We Work

Increased workplace personalisation is a growing trend. Companies will have to prioritise employee experience to attract the best talent.

20 February 2020

The Cities With The Most Talented People

New York is the most talented city in the world, according to our Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2020. London took second place and Singapore third. What makes these places so attractive to workers and are they ready for the Future of Work?

19 February 2020

Attracting The Best Candidates Means Understanding Your Company Culture

As companies struggle to attract the best candidates amid a talent shortage, it's becoming increasingly important to have an appealing culture. But do companies even know what their culture is?

18 February 2020

PODCAST: Workplace Changes Are Accelerating. How To Make The Most Of Them And Leave No One Behind?

To accommodate the rapidly changing workplace, a mindful engagement with technology is essential.

17 February 2020

Our Weekly TOP 5: Trends In The World Of Work

The skills gap dominates this week's round-up of stories from the world of work. We look at how it affects the bottom line and some of the ways businesses and governments can tackle it.

14 February 2020

How Businesses Can Raise Career Aspirations Of Young People

There remains a gap between what students think they will need to succeed and what’s actually required in the workplace.

13 February 2020

We Need A New Social Contract For The Changing World Of Work

The changing world of work massively increases flexibility for employers and workers but not without costs. To make the best of the opportunity we need to rethink the social contract.

12 February 2020

Trust Barometer: People Trust Their Employers The Most When It Comes To Reskilling

Employees increasingly expect companies to do more than generate profits and pay their salary each month. They seek a sense of purpose, wanting to work for companies that help improve society and the world at large.

11 February 2020

Our Weekly TOP 5: Trends In The World Of Work

An unconsidered aspect of the coronavirus emergency, fighting burnout with teamwork and the effects of loneliness are among the themes in this week's must-read articles from the world of work.

07 February 2020

Podcast Humanizing Work As Offices Get Virtual

06 February 2020

Putting The Future Of Work In A Global Context

Six countries’ skill-building programs and policy initiatives in the age of automation.

06 February 2020

Don’t Discount Soft Skills – They Are More Important Than Ever

It's easy to take skills such as empathy for granted, but in the age of automation, it's soft skills that will separate human workers from the robots.

04 February 2020

How Apprenticeships Can Be A Faster Route To High-Paying Jobs

Apprenticeships can be about more than training the next generation, according to a panel of private sector experts. They can also form the foundation of long-term business success and help instill a culture of lifelong learning.

03 February 2020

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4 Ways New Technology Is Making Our Working Life Easier

There is no need to fear digital developments in the workplace. If implemented correctly these new technologies could revolutionise the way people work and make societies not only more productive, but happier.

31 January 2020

4 Ways New Technology Is Making Our Working Life Easier

There is no need to fear digital developments in the workplace. If implemented correctly these new technologies could revolutionise the way people work and make societies not only more productive, but happier.

31 January 2020

Our Weekly TOP 5: Trends In The World Of Work

The Swiss education system, the lure of the gig economy for the retired and a warning for London's financial services industry are among the must-read articles in this week's round-up of what's happening in the world of work.

31 January 2020

The Rising Opportunity of AI: How World’s Regions Compete For Talent

Which of the world’s regions are the places to look to for top talent now and which are showing promise for the future? From Europe to Oceania, this is how the regions performed in Our Global Talent Competitive Index 2020 and how workforces may change in years to come.

30 January 2020

The Challenge Of Keeping Up With Rapid Changes In The Job Market

Rapid advances in technology are putting pressure on people to change career paths and reskill. A phenomenon which is only going to become more common in the years ahead.

29 January 2020

Davos 2020: Reskilling Revolution And Preparing For AI

Reskilling 1 billion and preparing to work with AI were some of the key points of discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week.

24 January 2020

It’s Time To Take Full Account Of Human Capital

Companies often say talent is their most important asset, and yet human capital is neither recorded on balance sheets nor required in financial statements. This failure to capture the value of human capital risks systematic underinvestment in the people that make companies tick. So, what is to be done?

24 January 2020

Our Weekly TOP 5: Trends In The World Of Work

This week's round-up of the essential articles on the world of work includes a reminder of the importance of soft skills, research on the power of apprenticeships and survey results showing that today's teenagers aspire to the same jobs as their peers from 20 years ago.

24 January 2020

By 2030 We Will Need To Reskill One Billion People

The time to prepare for the Fourth Industrial Revolution is now.

23 January 2020

The Countries To Watch For Emerging Talent In The AI Age

Human resources represent a country’s wealth. Here we select some of the most promising nations when it comes to talent - having jumped significantly up the rankings in the Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI).

23 January 2020

Today In Davos: Latest News On The Future Of Work

Offices around the world see people working with an increasingly sophisticated array of software and hardware. Technology and the human side of business came under the spotlight on the third day of Davos 2020. Here’s our summary of the world of work-related updates that you should know about.

23 January 2020

Young People Quiz 9 Global Leaders On The Future Of Work

Our CEO takes part in an online debate discussing the Future of Work and youth employment, where young people across the world ask the big questions.

23 January 2020

Investment In Skills Is Key For Success In The Age Of AI

New research from the Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2020 confirms that to succeed in the age of AI, more investment is needed in skills development and lifelong learning. While the emerging markets lag far behind the talent-rich nations, the gap can be bridged with the right set of policies.

22 January 2020

Today In Davos: Latest News On The Future Of Work

Reskilling people as we enter the Fourth Industrial age was a hot topic today at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Here’s our summary of the world of work related updates that you should know about.

22 January 2020

Today In Davos: Latest News On The Future Of Work

The World Economic Forum kicked off today in Davos and while much of the spotlight was placed on Greta Thunberg’s and US president Trump’s contributions, we are bringing you a summary of the world of work related updates that you should know about.

21 January 2020

The Adecco Group At Davos 2020: Making the Future Work For Everyone

As we enter the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the world of work is being rapidly reshaped.

20 January 2020

The Gig Economy And Aging Population: How To Reform Our Pension Systems?

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.

15 January 2020

Making Wellbeing Count: How Can Employers Boost It?

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

14 January 2020

Our Weekly TOP 5: Trends In The World Of Work

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.

10 January 2020

The Era of AI Why You Should Invest In Lifelong Learning

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.

09 January 2020

HR Leaders can be the Superheroes of the Future of Work

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?

07 January 2020

A Complete Guide On Building a Talent Pool

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.

06 January 2020

TOP 5 News on the World of Work You Need to Know

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.

03 January 2020

The One Question All Employers Should Ask: Why Would Someone Want to Work for Me?

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

02 January 2020

10 Key Trends That Will Change the Way We Work in the 2020s

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?

30 December 2019

TOP 5 news on the world of work you need to know

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.

27 December 2019

Why It’s Time to Measure Human Capital as an Asset, Not a Cost

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.

23 December 2019

TOP 5 news on the world of work you need to know

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.

20 December 2019

“Do you speak English?” How language skills could open the door to success

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.

19 December 2019

A five-step toolkit for upskilling your employees

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?

17 December 2019

TOP 5 News on the World of Work You Need to Know

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.

13 December 2019

The first step in my career switch: 3 months of data science training

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

12 December 2019

FUTURE OF WORK

Time To Act: Creating A New Social Contract For Work In The 21st Century

The rise of diverse ways of working is creating exciting opportunities, but also highlighting the need to ensure all forms of work are sustainable and secure for individuals and employers.

07 December 2019

FUTURE OF WORK, FUTURE OF SKILLS

Future-Proofing The Workforce

The study, co-created by the Adecco Group and The Boston Consulting Group, explores what the future of skills acquisition looks like for today’s workers and companies.

05 December 2019

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Bridging The Skills Gap: Rethinking Workforce Investment

To stay relevant in a labour market that is and will be disrupted by technology, workers must continuously develop their capabilities.

04 December 2019

Dare to Dream: People With Disability Deserve Equal Job Opportunities

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

03 December 2019

Learning How to Learn: The One Thing That Will Make You More Competitive in 2020

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.

29 November 2019

Digital economy: How to win the race of talent acquisition

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.

15 November 2019