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AUGUST'S FUTURE OF WORK ROUND-UP

A snapshot of the latest thinking on the changing world of work

BLOGS

HR should not fear the digital revolution

Some jobs will disappear, but automation is a good news story, argues Eugenio Pirri of The Dorchester Collection.

How to transform the way we work – scrap Fridays

Using technology to work smarter could free up workers’ hours and profit companies, says Gaby Hinsliff for the Guardian.

Why automation is more than just a job killer

Benedict Dellot of the RSA takes a look at different types of automation and the impact on jobs.

Four skills for HR leaders of the future

It’s time for HR to kick old habits and drive businesses forward, comments Lars Schmidt for Fast Company.

NEWS

Preparing for the next industrial revolution

Firms and government must address the impact of technology through retraining, says Siemens boss Joe Kaeser.

Robot workers will lead to surge in slavery

Maplecroft research shows risk of trafficking will rise as automation pushes low-skilled workers into “race to the bottom” for jobs.

Barriers to work for older workers

The number of over-50s out of work is an ‘unacceptable’ waste of talent, says Women and Equalities Committee.

Skill shortages

Nearly all businesses are struggling to hire skilled staff, reveals Open University research.

REPORTS

Impact of AI on jobs

PwC considers the impact of AI on jobs in their latest Economic Outlook report.

Future workplace

Raconteur consider all things future of work in their new report for the Times.

EVENTS

Shaping the future of work to build prosperity

This Acas event, on 10 October, will explore key drivers for change in the workplace, as well as flexibility, productivity and skills.

AND FINALLY... 

Rise of the 'gig' robots

It turns out juggling two jobs isn’t just for humans.

 

THE FUTURE OF WORK HUB

Recognising the impact of the changing world of work on businesses, HR and employment regulation, Lewis Silkin LLP launched the Future of Work Hub initiative to inform and connect people engaged in forward thinking about the future of work.

Take a look at our community blog and resource website.

 

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