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Future-proofing businesses

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Future-proofing businesses

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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Age discrimination: 10 years and counting

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Age discrimination: 10 years and counting

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.

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A workforce strategy for UK PLC

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A workforce strategy for UK PLC

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. 

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Generational pick and mix

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Generational pick and mix

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. 

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A Korean perspective on the changing world of work

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A Korean perspective on the changing world of work

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. 

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Quotas - a revolutionary step towards equality and diversity?

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Quotas - a revolutionary step towards equality and diversity?

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. 

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