Shaping the Future of Work

On 7 July the OECD launched the 2020 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. The 2020 edition looks at the impact of COVID-19 on (un)employment in OECD countries.

The COVID-19 pandemic may have accelerated a number of trends that were already reshaping the world of work. There is a concern that not all workers and firms are equally well equipped to work remotely, and that this will negatively affect those who do not have the skills to work in a digital workplace. In addition, measures taken to limit the spread of the virus might have created a momentum for firms to invest in automation. In this context, reskilling is more essential than ever to ensure that workers from the hardest hit sectors can transition to other jobs or sectors.

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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?