Category Archives: Careers

Back to the future: Policy Pointers from Platform Work Scenarios

Platform work – the matching of supply and demand for paid labour through an online platform – is still small in scale but is expected to grow. Accordingly, it is important to anticipate the opportunities and risks related to this business model and employment form. This report explores potential scenarios for two selected types of …
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Practical Guide on Teleworking During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has just published “Practical Guide on Teleworking During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond.” The purpose of the Guide is to provide practical and actionable recommendations for effective teleworking that are applicable to a broad range of actors; to support policymakers in updating existing policies; and to provide a flexible framework …
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OECD Employment Outlook 2020

The 2020 edition of the OECD Employment Outlook focuses on worker security and the COVID-19 crisis. Chapter 1 provides an initial assessment of the labour market consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak and the resulting economic crisis. It also presents an overview of the emergency labour market and social policy measures implemented by OECD countries and …
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Spain’s Most Attractive Employers 2020

Google is the most attractive employer, according to Universum’s ranking of “Spain’s Most Attractive Employers 2020”. The annual talent attraction index compiles the results of Universum’s survey of students in the Spain. The survey for this ranking was carried out between October 2019 and March 2020 among 30,287 STUDENTS from 70 UNIVERSITIES. Apple and INDITEX follow up in …
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ILO Report: Social Dialogue and the Future of Work

Social dialogue has been long employed as a tool in the governance of work, with the objective of delivering sustainable economic growth, social justice and the kind of high-trust work relations that are not only valuable in themselves, but that can also improve business performance and increase workers’ share in rising profitability. The future of …
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Labour Market Change: Trends and Policy Approaches towards Flexibilisation

What have been the major trends and policy developments regarding the flexibilisation of employment in recent years? Eurofound’s work programme for 2017–2020 set out to document and capture these changes in the world of work. This flagship publication provides an overview of developments in Europe in the wake of the global financial crisis, as well …
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The 2020 NAFE Top 70 Companies for Executive Women

The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) has announced its 2020 Top 70 Companies for Executive Women list. The list, in its 22 year, recognizes organizations that are effective in moving women into senior ranks, including mentoring, employee resource groups and leadership development training. The NAFE Top 10 Companies for 2020 are: Eli Lilly and Company, Ernst & Young …
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World’s Most Admired Companies 2020

For an astounding 13th straight year, Apple claims the top spot in Fortune’s annual ranking of corporate reputation, based on a survey of almost 3,800 executives, directors, and analysts. After Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Walt Disney and Berkshire Hathaway round out the top five spots. Each year, Fortune magazine partners with the Hay Group to survey financial analysts …
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Jobs of Tomorrow: Mapping Opportunity in the New Economy

Through new data sources, we can gain unprecedented insights into emerging opportunities for employment in the global economy, and granular understanding of the skill sets needed by professionals. This new data reveals that 96 jobs across seven professional clusters are fast emerging in tandem reflecting “digital” and “human” factors driving growth in the professions of …
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Game-Changing Technologies: Transforming Production and Employment in Europe

Innovation and technological advancement are natural features of developed economies, and they are necessary to maintain and improve sustainable competitiveness in an era of globalisation. However, while most innovation tends to be incremental, some has a disruptive effect on production and service provision, the labour market and social dialogue. This report discusses a selection of …
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