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 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.
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.
The link between the increasing globalisation of the economy and the labour rights of workers has been widely reported and has been firmly put on the commericial agenda by Government. So, what exactly is the Modern Slavery Act and how can it help to tackle trafficking and modern day slavery?
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.
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”.
Some are calling for a big National Minimum Wage increase so that it more closely matches the living wage, but others claim this would have a catastrophic impact upon the employment rate. Who is right about the NMW? Hannah Price of Lewis Silkin LLP gives her view.
The highest number of job vacancies for five years shows the large gap between the skills workers have and the skills the UK economy needs. Skilled workers are in high demand, provided they have the right skills that employers can make use of. Lewis Silkin LLP asks why there is a UK skills gap, and what employers can do about it.
Yahoo! has banned telecommuters and wants everyone to work in the office. Is this the start of a new trend, a continuation of an old one or something else entirely? How are other employers approaching flextime issues? Lewis Silkin considers the issues and what the future may hold for flexible working.
This report by the Northeastern University and Gallup highlights that U.S., U.K. and Canadian citizens call for a unified skills strategy for the AI age, based on their second annual survey on artificial intelligence.
This report from Deloitte researches the impact the combination of economic, social, political issues and the constant acceleration of artificial intelligence challenging business strategies to reinvent their ability to learn.
This report from the World Economic Forum takes a look at technological change and provides tools which can support businesses, workers and government confront the critical questions arising as a result of the changing world of work.
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.
The CIPD has published its recommendations to the Taylor review on employment status. It focuses on gig economy participants who trade their time and skills through the Internet and online platforms, providing a service to a third party as a form of paid employment.
In recent decades, European labour markets have witnessed substantial disruption as the workplace has been restructured to accommodate the arrival of digital technologies. This collection of essays on employment in a digitised economy explores technology, globalisation and the future of work in Europe.
The business landscape is changing. How can companies prepare for the inevitable interactions between global forces and stay ahead of the competition? David Lancefield, Robert Vaughan and Richard Boxshall of PwC, consider.
The forces reshaping the way we work are many and varied. Advancing technology, globalisation and the changing dynamic of the workforce are all having an impact on the way we work. This report by the Economist brings together academic and professional insights into these growing trends.
Jeans manufacturer Levi Strauss & Co is providing it's suppliers with financial incentives to adopt progressive labour, ethical and environmental standards. What trends in globalisation does this move reflect? Will others follow suit? The Financial Times considers.
The age of gigabit connectivity is dawning but how quickly will it advance? This report by the Pew Research Center asks: Will there be new, distinctive, and uniquely compelling technology applications that capitalize upon significant increases in bandwidth in the US between now and 2025?
The PISA study assesses the extent to which 15 year olds have acquired the key knowledge and skills that are needed to succeed in the labour market. Far eastern countries dominate the tables with exceptional performance from the majority of students. By comparison, the UK is simply average (or slightly below).