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Secret agents: agency workers in the new world of work

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Secret agents: agency workers in the new world of work

This report by Lindsay Judge and Daniel Tomlinson of the Resolution Foundation aims to shed new light on agency workers by mapping out the scale and nature of this overlooked group in the UK today. 

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Zero-hours and short-hours

Zero-hours and short-hours contracts look set to become a permanent feature of the UK labour market. This report from the CIPD looks at how and why employers use zero-hours and short-hours contracts and considers the characteristics, attitudes and preferences of employees on these types of contract.

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World Employment Social Outlook: the changing nature of jobs

Since the start of the global crisis, unemployment figures are higher as the global economy struggles to create a sufficient number of jobs. This, alongside the changing nature of the employment relationship, poses a number of challenges. This report from the International Labour Organisation addresses those challenges.

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Automated, creative and dispersed: the future of work in the 21st century

What are the key trends set to influence the nature of working and working life over the next 10-15 years? The Economist Intelligence Unit, consider.

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Talent trends report

In this report,  Randstad Sourceright consider the top 25 trends that will shape the future of work and explain how HR leaders need to evolve in order to meet the changing needs of their organisations.

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Uber's business model could change your work

Work is changing and technology is having an impact. What could the rise of the on-demand economy mean for the future of work? Could Uber's business model change the way you work in the future, and how? Farhad Manjoo of the New York Times, considers.

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Workplace trends of 2015

This report from Acas, the CIPD and HRZone considers five key employment trends for 2015, exploring hot topics such as productivity and the use of atypical contracts.

 

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The future of work: there's an app for that

How will freelance workers, available at a moment's notice, reshape the structure of careers and the nature of companies? The Economist considers.

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The decent jobs deficit: the human cost of zero-hours working in the UK

Millions of workers are still trapped in low-paid and highly insecure jobs. What are the implications of this? How can we address job insecurity in the UK? Trade Union Congress consider.

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Women and casualisation

The UK labour market is changing and hard-won employment rights are affecting how people balance their work life and home life.  But what are the consequences of casualised and precarious work on women in particular? Trades Union Congress consider.

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