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Five key drivers shaping the world of work

The world of work has undergone massive changes in the last decade. People have gone from having a job for life to frequent industry hopping and freelancing. Jobs that were once manual have been transformed by computers and automation and the way we do both complex and simple tasks has dramatically changed.

Article by: John Marshall | Published: 16 February 2018

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Providing duty of care for a globally mobile workforce

Although duty of care may be engrained in many organisations’ policies and processes for dealing with risks in the workplace, this becomes far more complex when that workplace could literally be anywhere in the world. So how do you ensure that you’re providing adequate duty of care for those under your global care remit?

Article by: Matthew Judge | Published: 10 February 2018

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Why the workplace is changing

Areas such as onboarding, retention and employee nurturing need to change to appeal to the modern worker, a term that encompasses all of these generations. Rather than focusing on specific age groups, those organisations focusing on the needs of the modern learner will be best positioned to meet the challenges of the future.

Article by: Steve Wainwright | Published: 28 January 2018

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Why your workforce isn’t working

UK employers plough money into quirky benefits but 52 percent of employees see office games as a distraction. Almost half of UK employees (46 percent) have never been asked by their employer what makes a positive working experience.

Article by: Paul Burrin | Published: 23 October 2017

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What employees expect from work

They exist in a fast-paced world, and their work expectations aren’t much different – they want a career that offers variety and quick progression.

Article by: John Williams | Published: 11 October 2017

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Why is shared parental leave not being taken?

Partly due to the cultural stigma of taking time off work, as pace of change accelerates, just 8,700 new parents took advantage of the Shared Parental Leave system in 2016/17* making up less than one percent of the number of parents eligible, according to research by EMW, the commercial law firm. Comment Jon Taylor, Principal - EMW.

Article by: EMW | Published: 20 September 2017

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Demographics, workforce and a perfect storm

Report on the current demographic profile of UK’s workforce reveals a growth in over 50’s (+230,000) and under 35’s (+50,000). Decline in number of employees aged 35-49 (-48,000). From Gary Simmons, Partner – Mercer.

Article by: Gary Simmons | Published: 8 August 2017