Future of Work

The Dark Side Of The Gig Economy: How The Future Of Work Puts Reputation In The Balance

Bronwyn Kunhardt | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK
Bronwyn Kunhardt

From taxi rides to hot meals, couriers and crowdsourcing, there's no doubt that we're living in the age of on-demand. Mobile technology has enabled us...

Jobs Of The Future - Can Our Schools Help To Prepare Our Kids?

Christopher Cederskog | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Tech
Christopher Cederskog

It can seem a bit trite to say that we live in changing times; after all, times are always changing, but it could be argued that with advancing technology our changes are happening faster than most. As computer automation and robotics play a greater role in day to day working practices, it raises the question of what this will mean for the future face of employment.

What Can Vulnerability Teach Us About The Future Of Work?

Monica Parker | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK Tech
Monica Parker

Fear of Falling Fun fact: we're only born afraid of two things - loud noises and falling. Sort of strange when you think of it. But in truth, our bra...

Yes The Robots Are Coming, But Not To Steal Our Jobs

Neil Kinson | Posted 30.07.2017 | UK Tech
Neil Kinson

For those claiming certain jobs and professions will be influenced by robotics - you're not wrong, but that still doesn't mean in five years' time an I, Robot look alike is going to be handing you a P45. What it actually means is people's roles will change, making it possible to completely re-invent the 'ideal workplace'. While some jobs will likely become automated, others will be created.

If The Digital Sector Leads The Way, The Rest Of The Economy Will Follow

Paul Cant | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK Tech
Paul Cant

We must now look to both business and IT leaders to ensure that digital transformation, coupled with the appropriate innovations, translate into productive contributions to the global economy of tomorrow.

The Future Of UK Education: AI, Virtual Lessons And Jobs That Don't Exist Yet

Eve Jardine-Young | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Tech
Eve Jardine-Young

Flipped, blended and virtual learning are examples of how this already works well. When teachers set homework to establish the basics, using a film or webinar for example, they can then use lessons to explore and contextualise the topic.

The Future Of Work Is Here To Stay - Now We Need To Understand What It Means

Paul Cant | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Tech
Paul Cant

Global IT decision makers must now focus on using IT automation in new ways to achieve business objectives. Without doing so, companies will not be able to overcome the budget, skills and time constraint challenges that plague businesses every day.

Employees Should Not Worry About 'Beating The Bots'

Paul Roehrig | Posted 23.04.2017 | UK Tech
Paul Roehrig

With AI enhancement comes more efficiency, more productivity, and ultimately, more opportunity for people to do higher-value work with higher-value skills. This is the route to protecting jobs and creating new ones, not destroying them.

How To Win At Being Human!

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Tech
Vivi Friedgut

The interesting takeaway of all this is that the future is now. The skills you will need to develop are already in demand today. Considering your degree, and future, through the prism of this change will yield great personal results.

Technology Is Creating Jobs, Not Just 'Stealing Them'

Matty Mariansky | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Tech
Matty Mariansky

Technology has been "stealing our jobs" since at least the Bronze Age, so it's surprising after all these years that any of us have a job to go to in the mornings. The tired old trope of machines stealing the bread from our children's mouths has been trotted out at intervals since the time of Ned Ludd (at least), and the reason it keeps getting an airing is simple: it plays on our fears and insecurities - and it makes great copy. This does not, however, make it true.

Recruiting Working Mothers Is A Great Business Opportunity

Juliet Turnbull | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Parents
Juliet Turnbull

The loss of female talent through maternity leave and the subsequent demands of family life is the key issue to address in order to achieve boardroom equality, and reap the talent of half the workforce for British companies.

Where Are The Jobs? Are Humans The Horses Of The 21st Century?

Janvi Patel | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK
Janvi Patel

The documentary Humans Need Not Apply is fascinating. It states "as mechanical muscles pushed horses out of the economy, mechanical minds will do the same to humans. Not immediately, not everywhere, but in large enough numbers and soon enough that it's going to be a huge problem if we are not prepared. And we are not prepared". So the questions stands, "Are humans the horses of the 21st Century?"

Automation: Why Robots Won't Take Our Jobs And Ruin The Global Economy

Roger Bou | Posted 19.10.2017 | UK Tech
Roger Bou

Although the introduction of robots to the workforce may ultimately make many jobs redundant, more roles will be created that enable people to develop further professionally. The jobs that are most susceptible to automation are those that are predictable, repetitive and don't require a great deal of social intelligence.

For A Strong Future, Digital Skills Education Should Continue Well Beyond School

Ashok Vaswani | Posted 10.09.2017 | UK Tech
Ashok Vaswani

If the resources are there in tertiary education as well as in schools, what is surely needed now is an increasing focus on initiatives that can continue to make studying relevant computing courses appealing beyond compulsory education.

Say Hello to Your New Workforce: Generation Z

Janvi Patel | Posted 04.08.2017 | UK
Janvi Patel

Brace yourselves: the first cohorts of Generation Z are about to march into your office. Born after 1995, Gen Z are graduating this summer and will be finding their feet in work places up and down the country not long after. The question is, are businesses prepared for their arrival?

What's Really Happening in the World of Work?

Cameron Tait | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK
Cameron Tait

While it is crucial we anticipate how the world will look in the decades ahead, it is even more important that we properly understand how the world of work is changing right now. Only then can we find the solutions to the growing anxiety in the UK's workforce today.

The Future World of Work Is Changing - Are We Ready?

Chris Jones | Posted 17.06.2017 | UK
Chris Jones

We'll never be able to predict perfectly what the future workplace could look like. But the bottom line is, businesses and individuals need to be prepared so they are in a stronger position for whatever the new world holds.

Free Money or the Future of Work?

Darren Jones | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK Politics
Darren Jones

Proponents of UBI argue that it provides an economic safety net for everyone​,​ allowing individuals to work how and when they want to. A modern reform of the ageing welfare state. ​A proposal fit for the future of work. ​Much like the Cost of Living Crisis, I think we need to consider these issues with a longer time frame in mind.

Giving Young People a Clear Line of Sight to Work

Stephen Carrick-Davies | Posted 04.06.2017 | UK
Stephen Carrick-Davies

"What would Richard Branson change if he was the head teacher in this school?" This is a question I asked recently at a Facework employability train...

The Future of Retail is Human

Cameron Tait | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK
Cameron Tait

In a world where we're surrounded by self-service scanners, faceless online ordering, and standardised service, the human touch has become a valuable commodity in British retail. Service with a smile has never been more profitable, nor more necessary.

The Future of Work Will Be Different

Tony Fish | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK Tech
Tony Fish

Whilst we would like to think that our jobs, industries and income will not obey the basic rules of change, we would be naive to assume that the existing paradigm will remain. Most of us can remember the restrictions of our first, second and even current jobs but data suggests that how we currently work, versus how we will work in the future, is moving towards a new tipping point.

Will Uber Be the Boss of You?

Carys Roberts | Posted 30.07.2016 | UK Tech
Carys Roberts

Technology may be neutral but how it impacts on work and who benefits is not. Our politics - and public policy - will remain vital in shaping these outcomes, and ensuring that Uber works for us and we don't end up working for Uber.

Virtual Reality Isn't for You and Me

Matthew Hussey | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Tech
Matthew Hussey

VR's future lies not in the home, but in the workplace. Architecture, engineering and construction firms have all been jumping on the virtual reality bandwagon. Why? Because it improves how we build and make things.

'The Future of Work Is 100% Human' and What a Shame That Is

Sam Mercer | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Tech
Sam Mercer

A future of work that is 100% human does not present us with a dream of shared happiness under the banner of work; it presents us with a humiliating hell of forced emotion and caricatured interaction, extracted for profit, and enforced for our own good.

A Look at the Working Landscape in 2035

Maite Baron | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

The future isn't set in stone, however it is clear that technology will highly impact the working population, in some cases for the better and in others for the worse, and the reality is that everyone is vulnerable to these changes.