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13 June 2013
View Ian's blog on the latest labour market stats and how the massive rise in bonus payments have distorted the pay statistics.
Zero hours contracts have become the most high profile example of what some see as ushering in a new era of even greater job insecurity for some. Though somewhat challenging, we think it is important to find out what is really going on around zero hours contracts and the reasons behind the trends
Tina Cook, Action Learning facilitator
12 June 2013
Action learning with LEAD aims to develop SME owners and could be a powerful tool to productivity and collaborative working in your business.
Jackie Leach Scully, Professor of Social Ethics and Bioethics, Newcastle University
11 June 2013
Disabled people and others are right to be concerned not just about a potential loss of jobs, but about the effect of augmenting technologies on society’s expectations of normality and tolerance of difference.
10 June 2013
Read part two of Geoff Mulgan's blog on how he thinks society will respond to new technologies.
Geoff Mulgan, Chief Executive, NESTA
Read part one of 2013 Annual Debate panelist, Geoff Mulgan's blog on the rise of the robot.
08 June 2013
At the Big Innovation Centre, we are working to bring together the most important players in our innovation ecosystem to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing the UK’s future, because we believe that if we get our innovation ecosystem right, robots and technology won’t be stealing our jobs, but supporting our lives and enhancing our economy.
05 June 2013
The chair of the The Work Foundation 2013 Annual Debate: Will robots and enhanced humans steal our jobs? looks at the perspective of human enhancement.
Maria Fox and Thrishantha Nanayakkara, Department of Informatics, King’s College London
03 June 2013
Technological developments move fast, and if the trend continues, it won’t be long before humans and robots are working side by side in home, field, and factory environments. Our society has to be prepared.
31 May 2013
In a knowledge-based economy, perhaps the next ‘great leap’ lies in the use of cognitive enhancers or ‘smart drugs’ to improve our concentration, allow us to work longer without sleep, improve our memories, reduce impulsivity or improve our ability to plan.
29 May 2013
Technological unemployment is already a reality today, and it will be an even bigger problem in the future. Many are debating how to best adapt the current economic system to a future of overwhelming automation, but aren’t we missing a big opportunity?
24 May 2013
With the release of the latest stats on young people not in education, employment or training (NEET), Katy Jones looks at some of the barriers, how long-term the problem really is and what can be done.
21 May 2013
With the release of The Work and Pensions Select Committee's report ‘Can the Work Programme work for all user groups?’, Jenny Gulliford further examines the problem of the Work Programme’s pay structure.
The latest findings from the 2012 Skills and Employment Survey on fear at work make sobering reading. In 2012, roughly one in four employees where afraid they might lose their job and become unemployed.
20 May 2013
So what will happen after economic 'recovery' when it finally does arrive and which will be the areas that will create new human job opportunities as machines take over more and more traditional areas of work?