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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The changing world of work: future-proofing businesses | Part 2: How to deal with an ageing workforce
This is the second in a series of articles produced for the Future of Work Hub by Lewis Silkin LLP looking at how to deal with an ageing workforce.
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.
Demographics and migration play an extremely important part in job markets worldwide. Rafael De Filippis and Vitor Castro discuss the challenges for the future of work in Brazil.
Drawing upon new research, this article from Adrian Wakeling, Senior Policy Advisor at Acas, asks how well organisations are managing older workers and gives some clues as to what the workplace issues of the future might be.
It has been nearly 10 years since the introduction of age discrimination legislation in the UK. This article from Andrew Smith of Matrix Chambers reflects on the past and considers the practical challenges facing employers in the future.
How are we thinking about who does what work, where? How are we recruiting the right people into the right areas of our national business? How can we retain the talent and knowledge we desperately need? Richard Goff, Partner at Archipelago connections considers these questions and discusses the idea of a national workforce strategy.
Leading futurist Dean van Leeuwen, shares his thoughts on migration in the second in a series of blogs on shifting workforce demographics.
There are up to five generations in the workplace for the first time; Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Generation Y and Generation Z. This article from Rachel Brushfield of Energise, explores generational differences and considers the implications on organisations.
In a bid to tackle gender inequality, the Government has unveiled new plans under which large employers will have to publish details of the gender pay gap in their organisation. But will mandatory gender pay gap reporting help to reduce the gender wage gap? How does female participation in the UK labour market compare to the Danish experience? Lewis Silkin discuss.
What can the UK learn from Korea's perspective on the changing world of work? What are the differences in our productivity and employment levels? How are employment law reforms helping to solve issues such as the ageing population and the gender pay gap? This article by James Davies of Lewis Silkin offers an insight.
To what extent does the Government, present and future, need to take bolder steps in order to reform employment law and how can it help improve equality and diversity? Should the state seek to influence the demographics of the workforce? This Lewis Silkin article looks at these questions in the context of the growing interest in the use of quotas.
The employment landscape is changing. Innovations in technology, increased globalisation and the ageing population are among the reasons for this shift. But how should these changes be dealt with? Are they issues that should simply be left to businesses to resolve, or should the state intervene through greater regulation? Lewis Silkin considers.
Female labour market participation is higher than ever before and modern adult apprenticeships are being embraced by women in the UK - even in traditionally "male" professions. Yet women are still a rarity in the jobs at the top and few will ever reach the boardroom. In this comment piece, Lewis Silkin asks one simple question: why?
Ageing workforces are affecting employers across the globe. This means longer working lives, multi-generational workplaces and greater age discrimination risks. Demographic change will have a big impact on the future of work. This Lewis Silkin piece discusses these issues.