The Global Commission on the Future of Work Wants Your Thoughts – Part I

To commemorate the two year anniversary of the inauguration of the ILO’s Future of Work Centenary Initiative, all member countries were invited to engage in the Future of Work centenary conversations. Over 110 countries participated in the dialogues, which included feedback from expert panels. As part of the centenary initiative, the ILO formed an independent …

Information Technology and the US Workforce: Tech@Work Digital Library

This latest US foresight report will help policymakers, workers and employers groups, the United Nation’s labour agency, the ILO, as well as the readers of this blog get the latest information informing debate about the future impacts of automation and digitalization on the global workforce.   Foresight is essential in helping us prepare for the potential …

International Women’s Day: Women in a Changing World of Work

  International Women’s Day. Thailand, 2015. Photo: UN Women/Pornvit Visitoran. | Lebanon, 2015. Photo: UN Women/Joe Saad | Kenya, 2016. Photo: CIAT/Georgina Smith To mark International Women’s Day, the UN is putting a spotlight on women in the changing world of work. The occasion calls on governments around the world to work toward gender equality …

Making Technology Work for All?

Photo Credit: Kai-Hsin Hung   Your job (or your next job), workplace, and the wider labour market are undergoing incredible change. Once we factor in the potential impacts of disruptive technologies, there are many uncertainties about the future trajectories of labour markets around the world. Techno-pessimists believe automation puts jobs at risk. And their so-called …

The Future of Innovation and Employment

The Citi-Gps report in collaboration with Oxford University and Oxford Martin launched an insightful report on Technology at Work which incorporates a series of ideas that are at the heart of this blog. The report looks in-depth at the changing nature of innovation and work and addresses important themes (cf. inequality) that are brought on …