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World Development Report 2019: The Changing Nature of Work

The World Bank has just launched the World Development Report 2019, entitled “The Changing Nature of Work.” The report studies how the nature of work is changing as a result of advances in technology today. Fears that robots will take away jobs from people have dominated the discussion over the future of work, but the …
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Working Conditions of Workers of Different Ages

Eurofound has recently published the Working conditions of workers of different ages report. Demographic change is changing the face of working life across the EU. The increased demand on a shrinking pool of workers to provide for the social needs of an ageing population is leading to increases in the employment rate of older workers …
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Working Mother 100 Best Companies initiative 30th anniversary

In 1986 Working Mother launched its Best Companies initiative, and now they have published the second in a series of four special reports celebrating its 30th anniversary, focusing on trends in talent engagement at choice employers. The Working Mother 100 Best Companies initiative aims to both celebrate employers who are most hospitable to mom employees, as well …
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Social Dimensions of Free Trade Agreements

The ILO has just published the report “Social Dimensions of free Trade Agreements”. The study provides a comprehensive review of all existing trade agreements that include social provisions and discusses impacts for enterprises and workers. It also helps assess the challenges for arising from the multiplication of trade agreements that include different social provisions. According …
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Talent Mobility Good Practices

The World Economic Forum in collaboration with Mercer has just published “Talent Mobility Good Practices: Collaboration at the Core of Driving Economic Growth”. The report is based on 55 case studies from around the world. It shows concrete actions that organizations – including companies, governments, academic institutions, and non-profit entities – have implemented to address …
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European Working Conditions Survey

Eurofound has just published the first set of findings of the 5th European Working Conditions Survey, which was carried out between January and June of 2010. The questionnaire covers issues of precarious employment, leadership styles and worker participation as well as the general job content, working time, working organization, pay, work-related health risks, cognitive and …
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Recovery and Growth with Decent Work

The International Labour Office (ILO) has just published the report “Recovery and Growth with Decent Work”, to be discussed at the ILO’s annual conference. The study claims that growing instability in financial markets and the sovereign debt crisis in Europe may put global economic and jobs efforts at risk. Although output has begun to recover, …
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Working Conditions of Non-standard Workers – Spain

The European Working Conditions Observatory (EWCO) has just published a study conducted by the Spanish National Health and Safety at Work Institute, “Working Conditions of Non-standard Workers”, which sheds light on the working conditions of certain groups of workers, including self-employed workers, those who are not registered with social security, migrant workers and workers on …
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Half of Workers Who Were Laid Off in the Last Three Months Have Found New Jobs

A new CareerBuilder survey, completed in June, finds that 48 percent of workers who were laid off from full-time jobs in the last three months have found new full-time positions, an increase from 41 percent in March. An additional 3 percent found part-time positions; down from 8 percent in the previous survey. About 28 percent …
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