Empowering Workers, Delivering a Jobs-rich Recovery

As part of an OECD Forum series, the virtual event Empowering Workers, Delivering a Jobs-rich Recovery took place on 13 July 2021.

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Prospects for the world economy have brightened. Yet, the lasting and unequal impact of the pandemic on employment is not likely to go away soon. The jobs recovery will lag the wider economic recovery and securing a job is not only about income, but also about access to healthcare, childcare, education, housing and pensions. Whilst the crisis has profoundly disrupted lives and livelihoods, it presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to deliver a jobs-rich, fairer, greener and more connected future. Let’s make it work for everyone.


On 7 July the OECD launched the 2021 edition of the Employment Outlook, the OECD’s annual report on jobs and employment in OECD countries. Each edition reviews recent trends, policy developments, and prospects. As vaccination campaigns continue and some countries begin to loosen COVID restrictions, the 2021 edition looks at the long-standing structural issues that have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis in OECD countries.


Read the latest OECD Employment Outlook 2021: Navigating the COVID-19 crisis and recovery and find out more about the challenges brought about by the crisis and the policies to address them.
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An Inconvenient Truth: HR Leadership in 2022

Organizations must focus on equipping people managers, who are the stewards of sustainable performance, with the right skillsets to ensure they and their teams succeed in their preferred "hybrid working" environment, according to the latest research by Gartner. Here are their insightful survey findings https://bit.ly/3JoajsI
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Business Technology for The Anywhere Workspace

As we enter 2022, more employers will empower their key employees to work wherever they desire and engage with customers whenever and however they prefer. Moreover, the ongoing transformation to an 'Anywhere Workspace' will drive strategic IT spending and advance cloud-based SaaS adoption. The latest research findings https://bit.ly/3HyA0G6
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Work from Home: Broadband Service Provider Upside

As demand for broadband internet access increases, many providers focus on infrastructure upgrades. "I believe that broadband service providers will target the employers of remote workers that are based in home offices. They require reliable and secure network access to the corporate data center and SaaS applications." > More...
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Future of Digital Work: Ongoing Renewal and Acceleration

Savvy CEOs are inspiring their executive leadership team to clearly articulate a 'Digital Workspace' strategy that will differentiate them from their peer group within the Global Networked Economy. Today, a compelling digital business growth agenda is a paramount goal for all forward-looking board of directors. Gartner Inc. has shared insights from their latest worldwide market study.
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Skills in the Digital Workplace

What needs to happen to equip people with the skills they need in today’s more digital workplace? What is the role of business in making that happen?
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Inequalities in society and the labour market

The current crisis is increasing the inequalities in society and the labour market that were already significant. What are, in your view, the most urgent actions to take to reverse this trend?