Future of Work

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Five jobs most likely to be taken by robots

Fears over robots taking jobs are nothing new, but exactly how likely is it that an automated system could take your role in the next 20 years? The BBC has combined American research with information about jobs in the UK to create the following list of the jobs most likely to be consumed by the robotic uprising. […]

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Retail veterans soon ‘past their sell-by date’

Retailers might think that they have the best executives sitting in their boardrooms, but nine out of ten boards will be ‘past their sell-by date’ in five years’ time, an industry report is warning. It asserts that today’s grey-haired male chief executives and non-executives may need to make way soon for some younger, more technologically-savvy […]

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Robots could replace as many as one in three jobs

Fears robots could replace as many as one third of jobs in the UK are causing increasing concern, with the Government taking steps to investigate the impact. Government officials have been studying predictions that rapid developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) could displace jobs across the economy, and the inequality that could result. The concerns are echoed […]

The Co-operative Bank

THE CO-OPERATIVE BANK RECEIVES LIVING WAGE ACCREDITATION

The Co-operative Bank has been awarded Living Wage Accreditation, meeting one of the commitments it made as part of its expanded Ethical Policy, launched earlier this year. Julie Harding, Director of HR at The Co-operative Bank, comments:  “Receiving accreditation from the Living Wage Foundation demonstrates our expanded Ethical Policy in action. Values and ethics sit at […]

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What Everyone in the World Wants: A Good Job

Gallup Chairman and CEO Jim Clifton was recently interviewed on the global need for good jobs by South Korea’s Chosun Ilbo newspaper. What follows is a version of that exchange. The title of your book, The Coming Jobs War, suggests the next global war will be fought over good jobs. What made you reach that […]

WCN a leading UK and global e-Recruitment software provider

EMERGING TALENT TO BECOME THE KEY FOCUS FOR HR LEADERS

Millennials identified as dominant workforce for 2015, but a global skilled labour storage is envisaged in five years, at the recent CIPD HR Software Show. Nick Holmes, the UK Managing Director of WCN, hosted an expert session on ‘Emerging Talent’ alongside Anna Byrne, Recruitment Leader at nucleargraduates, sharing views on how important emerging talent is, and the struggle to […]

St James's Place Wealth Management

Employers not fully engaged with auto-enrolment, says St. James’s Place

Anyone who employs a nanny or housekeeper are among those who risk being fined £500 a day if they have not enrolled that employee in a pension scheme before a deadline set by the Pensions Regulator, according to Steve Moy, at St. James’s Place: “Government advertising has been effective at letting employees know about the […]

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CBI COMMENTS ON LATEST LABOUR MARKET STATISTICS

  The CBI commented on the latest ONS labour market data for the three months to April 2015, showing that unemployment fell by 43,000 to 1.8 million. Neil Carberry, CBI Director for Employment and Skills, said: “These figures provide more evidence that the wage squeeze has eased, with private sector pay increasing almost as fast […]

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OFCOM TO REVIEW THE REGULATION OF ROYAL MAIL

  The regulation of Royal Mail is to be reviewed by OFCOM after the withdrawal of rival Whistl from the direct delivery letters market. The communications watchdog’s review “will assess Royal Mail’s efficiency; consider its performance in the parcels market; and assess the company’s potential ability to set wholesale prices in a way that might […]