An ageing population, rising female participation in the labour market and increasingly multicultural workforces: shifting demographics will have a considerable impact on the workplace and employers’ relationships with their employees.
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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.
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.
This is the next in the 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.
We speak to Sebastian Mynott, founder, Principal Molecular Ecologist and Chief Operations Officer at Applied Genomics Ltd about how he has harnessed tech and talent to create a sustainable future for Applied Genomics, and what he has learnt along the way.
In the context of an ageing workforce, this article, based on a study by Dr Ulrike Fasbender of the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen and Mo Wang of the University of Florida, looks at how negative attitudes towards older workers can effect hiring decisions and makes suggestions on what organisations can do to tackle it.
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 third 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 second 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 article from Natalie Carrick and Caroline Sharley of WDi Consulting focuses on how leaders can make the case for energy management in their organisations and illustrates 9 ways to help them achieve that objective.
This article from Geraldine Gallacher, Managing Director of the Executive Coaching Consultancy is the second in a series exploring female talent. It considers the challenges faced by employers in retaining women after maternity leave and offers some suggestions as to how managers can best support women that want to return to work.
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.
This article from Lynn White and Natalie Carrick of WDI Consulting, explores the factors that businesses can consider in order to create a culture that helps people to build and sustain their energy levels.
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 the third of our series of articles looking at how different countries in the APAC region are responding to the changing world of work, Abi Frederick of Lewis Silkin, focuses on the demographic dilemma facing Japan and offers a comparison to the situation in the UK and across Europe.
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.
Technology developments and rapid technological change will affect the workplace of the future. But will it change the way employers approach line management and organisational change? Mark Beatson, Chief Economist at the CIPD, explores the issues and brings out the themes discussed by attendees at the inaugural futureofworkhub event.
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.
When it comes to working remotely, the questions employers often ask are: can employees be trusted to work independently and will the flexible working arrangement save the business money? But this standard analysis of flextime omits a crucial extra factor: the effect of the commute upon staff. In this exclusive article, frustrated commuter David D'Souza gives his view.
Technological change is shaping the workplace and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to work is a trend that is increasing. But how is it affecting the employment relationship? Is it driving employee satisfaction and productivity or is it making it harder for employers to manage their employees? Mark Beatson, Chief Economist at the CIPD, considers this trend.
This analysis by Centre for London of London’s workforce reveals which jobs and businesses will be most affected by automation, migration and wage pressures, and where new opportunities may arise for London.
This discussion paper from IPPR argues that public policy should seek to accelerate automation to reap the productivity benefits, while building new institutions to ensure the dividends of technological change are broadly shared.
Pearson teamed up with researchers from Nesta and the Oxford Martin School to build a research project that moves the conversation about the future of work past automation and predicts the demand for work and skills in the US and UK economies in 2030.
Organisations face a radically shifting context for the workforce, the workplace, and the world of work. This Deloitte survey of more than 10,000 business and HR leaders from 140 countries reveals 10 areas for businesses to focus on to better organise, manage, develop, and align people at work.
According to this report by Deloitte, millennials are seeking stability. A turbulent 2016—punctuated by terror attacks in Europe, Brexit, and a contentious US presidential election—appears to have rattled millennials’ confidence.
This report, commissioned by UBS, determines what will move, motivate and retain workers in the mid-2020s and reveals the key characteristics and strategies that future business will need to incorporate to retain the most talented workers.
This report from Mckinsey Global Institute explores the economic potential of narrowing gender gaps at the national level as well as across UK regions and examines the opportunity to address gender disparities.
This report by consultants The Future Laboratory and Microsoft explores the world of work in 2025, identifying and investigating ten exciting, inspiring and astounding jobs for the graduates of tomorrow, that don't exist yet.
This new Glassdoor Economic Research report, conducted in cooperation with Llewellyn Consulting, titled , aims to identify where gender inequality is highest, in what types of jobs women are under-represented and the impact on the gender pay gap when women in the workplace start a family.