Industrial robots and robotic arms have been around in manufacturing for years. But a functioning humanoid robot is still decades away: they are still struggling to tackle simple "human" tasks. Andrea Ferrante of 31december2099.com gives his view on the skills robots need to crack before we all should start worrying about being replaced by machines.
How can businesses attract and retain female talent? Geraldine Gallacher, Managing Director of the Executive Coaching Consultancy, discusses the issues.
Do Western economies need low-skilled immigration? This article by Martijn Baert, Attorney at Claeys & Engels, considers.
This is the third in a series of articles from Claudia Filsinger, Executive Coach with the Executive Coaching Consultancy looking at how managers can coach successfully remotely and across cultures. This article considers the definitions of virtual coaching, followed by a literature review with the purpose of establishing the skills requirements for remote Manager-as-Coaches.
This article is the second in a series from Claudia Filsinger, Executive Coach with the Executive Coaching Consultancy looking at how managers can coach successfully remotely and across cultures. It reviews and evaluates the relevant learnings from cross-cultural coaching practice.
This article, the first in a series from Claudia Filsinger, Executive Coach with the Executive Coaching Consultancy looking at how managers can coach successfully remotely and across cultures, explores some of the benefits and complexities relating to managerial coaching in organisations.
The remote line manager as coach - how to square the triangle of coaching direct reports across geographies and cultures?
This 3-article series from Claudia Filsinger, an Executive Coach at the Executive Coaching Consultancy, considers how managers can coach successfully remotely and across cultures.
How are we thinking about who does what work, where? How are we recruiting the right people into the right areas of our national business? How can we retain the talent and knowledge we desperately need? Richard Goff, Partner at Archipelago connections considers these questions and discusses the idea of a national workforce strategy.
This article from Neil Jennings of Lewis Silkin LLP explores the debate surrounding the effect of migration on employment and skills in the UK.
In this article, Emma Richardson, Director of HR Consultancy Services at Lewis Silkin LLP, reflects upon the challenges presented by an increasingly globalised world of work, citing her own experiences.
David D'Souza, Head of London for the CIPD, reflects upon our latest event "Shifting Workforce Demographics" by asking questions about the future of work.
Leading futurist Dean van Leeuwen, shares his thoughts on migration in the second in a series of blogs on shifting workforce demographics.
What is corporate paternalism? Is it making a comeback in the UK? This article from Anna Sella, Sean Illing and Helen Coombes of Lewis Silkin explores the future of paternalistic capitalism.
There are up to five generations in the workplace for the first time; Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Generation Y and Generation Z. This article from Rachel Brushfield of Energise, explores generational differences and considers the implications on organisations.
In the third of our series of articles looking at how different countries in the APAC region are responding to the changing world of work, Abi Frederick of Lewis Silkin, focuses on the demographic dilemma facing Japan and offers a comparison to the situation in the UK and across Europe.
In a bid to tackle gender inequality, the Government has unveiled new plans under which large employers will have to publish details of the gender pay gap in their organisation. But will mandatory gender pay gap reporting help to reduce the gender wage gap? How does female participation in the UK labour market compare to the Danish experience? Lewis Silkin discuss.
Claims of sex discrimination in China are low, despite the high level of discrimination and inequality experienced in the office. In the second of a series of articles looking at how different APAC countries are responding to the changing world of work, Scott Anderson of Lewis Silkin, explores the reasons for the low number of sex discrimination claims in China and how this may change in the future.
The link between the increasing globalisation of the economy and the labour rights of workers has been widely reported and has been firmly put on the commericial agenda by Government. So, what exactly is the Modern Slavery Act and how can it help to tackle trafficking and modern day slavery?
Being prepared for organisational change brought about by future challenges in the workplace is more important than ever. This article from WDI Consulting Limited explores how storytelling and embracing employee activism can play an important part in helping HR to manage change to bring about positive results.
What can the UK learn from Korea's perspective on the changing world of work? What are the differences in our productivity and employment levels? How are employment law reforms helping to solve issues such as the ageing population and the gender pay gap? This article by James Davies of Lewis Silkin offers an insight.