We recently released a new report, written for the Future of Work Hub by Lewis Silkin LLP, which looks at the impact of three megatrends - globalisation, technology and changing demographics - on the world of work and the key implications for business. All of the extracts published so far from the report can be accessed here.
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This article is the first in a series of articles by Lewis Silkin LLP which will look at the impact of three megatrends - globalisation, technology and changing demographics - on the world of work and the implications for business.
Cathy Temple, Senior HRD at Oracle speaks to us about the anticipated future changes on her world of work as part of our ‘spotlight on’ series.
This is the fourth in a series of interviews in which a selection of HR leaders across a variety of sectors share their thoughts on the impact of past and anticipated future changes on their world of work.
This is the first in a series of interviews in which a selection of HR leaders across a variety of sectors share their thoughts on the impact of past and anticipated future changes on their world of work.
This is the third in a series of articles from Claudia Filsinger, Executive Coach with the Executive Coaching Consultancy looking at how managers can coach successfully remotely and across cultures. This article considers the definitions of virtual coaching, followed by a literature review with the purpose of establishing the skills requirements for remote Manager-as-Coaches.
This article is the second in a series from Claudia Filsinger, Executive Coach with the Executive Coaching Consultancy looking at how managers can coach successfully remotely and across cultures. It reviews and evaluates the relevant learnings from cross-cultural coaching practice.
This article, the first in a series from Claudia Filsinger, Executive Coach with the Executive Coaching Consultancy looking at how managers can coach successfully remotely and across cultures, explores some of the benefits and complexities relating to managerial coaching in organisations.
The remote line manager as coach - how to square the triangle of coaching direct reports across geographies and cultures?
This 3-article series from Claudia Filsinger, an Executive Coach at the Executive Coaching Consultancy, considers how managers can coach successfully remotely and across cultures.
In this article, Emma Richardson, Director of HR Consultancy Services at Lewis Silkin LLP, reflects upon the challenges presented by an increasingly globalised world of work, citing her own experiences.
Claims of sex discrimination in China are low, despite the high level of discrimination and inequality experienced in the office. In the second of a series of articles looking at how different APAC countries are responding to the changing world of work, Scott Anderson of Lewis Silkin, explores the reasons for the low number of sex discrimination claims in China and how this may change in the future.
Combatting modern day slavery in an increasingly globalised world: how the Modern Slavery Act will affect businesses and supply chains
What exactly is the Modern Slavery Act and how can it help to tackle trafficking, the abuse of workers in supply chains, and modern day slavery and human trafficking?
As we creep out of the global recession, employment is rising and businesses from the far-east, notably China, are looking to the west to expand. However, are we at risk of a culture clash between Western and Chinese culture and what effect could this have upon corporate culture overall in the UK? Tom Heys gives his opinion.
Work is changing and anticipated changes such as changing demographics, globalisation, diversity, flexibility and skills are already part of today's working reality. Following on from our first Future of Work Hub event "HR and Policy Challenges", James Davies, Joint Head of Employment at Lewis Silkin LLP offers a legal perspective on some of the issues discussed on the day.
We are seeing massive change to the workplace. Be it through the growth of the global economy due to the growth in emerging markets, productivity increases due to the expansion of the internet of things or the rise of flexible working and 'elancers'. Dean van Leeuwen, futurist and co-founder of Tomorrow Today Global shares his thoughts on these workplace trends and outlines the top five impacting the future of work.
This Lewis Silkin article discusses the recent issues in regards to policing the working conditions of international supply chains as highlighted in a report by Verité. Focusing on immigration in Malaysia, this article considers the challenges and opportunities faced by multinational companies with a globally diverse workforce, and how forced labour issues can creep into these worldwide supply chains.
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) - what's the deal? The EU and the US are currently engaged in negotiations on a major free trade agreement with the aim to cut tariffs and regulatory barriers. What are the potential consequences for employment law and workers rights? This article by Matt Ward of Lewis Silkin explores the issues.
In this article, Lewis Silkin looks at the ITUC's Global Right's Index to consider how international businesses can mitigate their risk and influence supply chain management.
The UK’s relationship with Europe has emerged as a key political issue. Eurosceptics are arguing that, because of European employment law, UK employers are strangled in red tape. But do European Union laws really have such a damaging impact on UK businesses? This piece by Lewis Silkin cuts through some of the bluster to reveal a few facts about the EU's influence in the UK.
The UK skills gap is widening. This piece from Lewis Silkin comments on how we might stem the skills gap in the UK, move from the standardised low-skill low-pay “low road” economy and head closer to the specialised high-skill high-pay “high road”.