Less Work and More Leisure: Utopian Visions and the Future of Work – CBC

Front Cover Photo: Shutterstock This material comes from CBC Radio’s Ideas program and the documentaries were produced by CBC Radio. Click here to access the original article produced by Jill Eisen and Greg Kelly, first broadcast September 2017.  Listen to the full episode (54:00) The future of work has become one huge, nerve-wracking question mark. Technology was once believed …

Join the Conversation – Work in the 21st Century: The Changing Nature of Work

The introduction of new technologies has disrupted and transformed job markets for centuries, most notably during the Industrial Revolution. As we prepare for the next Industrial Revolution, the International Training Centre of the ILO, the training arm of the ILO, is delighted to welcome you to our Technology@Work Dialogue Series over the next five weeks …

Join Online in the Technology@Work Dialogue Series #2: Technology in the 21st Century

The introduction of new technologies has disrupted and transformed job markets for centuries, most notably during the Industrial Revolution. As we prepare for the next Industrial Revolution, the International Training Centre of the ILO, the training arm of the ILO, is delighted to welcome you to our Technology@Work Dialogue Series over the next five weeks …

The Zombie Robot Argument Lurches On: There is No Evidence That Automation Leads to Joblessness or Inequality

Image by Lance Ulanoff This Press Release was originally published on the EPI website on May 24, 2017. In The zombie robot argument lurches on, EPI President Lawrence Mishel and Research Director Josh Bivens challenge the popular media narrative that the pace of automation is increasing, and that it will lead to overall joblessness and …

What is the Gender Digital Divide, and Why Should it Matter for the SDGs?

This commentary by the World Wide Web Foundation was originally published on the SDG Knowledge Hub managed by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a landmark opportunity for countries to close the digital gender divide. When UN member states committed to the SDGs, they pledged to: Achieve universal affordable …

Centre’s New Microlearning Prototype and Survey: Pilot Course on Work for Human Development

*Update: The deadline for the survey has been extended to June 20, 2017. You still have time to contribute!* Centre’s New Microlearning Prototype and Survey: Pilot Course on Work for Human Development The last few months have been very exciting at the ITCILO. We have been very busy working on a number of projects, courses, …

Automation and the Future of Work; Bringing Women Into the Debate: IDS

International Women’s Day. Thailand, 2015. Photo: UN Women/Pornvit Visitoran. | Lebanon, 2015. Photo: UN Women/Joe Saad | Kenya, 2016. Photo: CIAT/Georgina Smith   As part of IDS Digital and Technology Cluster’s ongoing research into the impact of automation on the future of work we’re keen to understand how a range of stakeholders, from trades unions …

New Report Highlights Opportunities and Challenges of Telework

Photo credit: Katemangostar – Freepik.com   New ILO-Eurofound report shows that the use of modern communication technologies facilitates a better overall work-life balance but, at the same time, also blurs the boundaries between work and personal life.   GENEVA / BRUSSELS (ILO News) – The expanding use of digital technologies such as smartphones, tablets, laptops and …

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 …