Employment

The debate between work automation and work abundance; introducing weird future job titles; novel workplace and management trends—this page covers the trends and news that will guide the future of work and employment.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUmyygCMMGA&t=2s
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Vox
Why economists and futurists disagree about the future of the labor market.Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjOSources: https://economics.mit.edu/f...
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https://www.coindesk.com/braintrust-token-compound-fork-hiring-marketplace
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Coindesk
Braintrust launched out of stealth mode Wednesday, backed by a $6 million seed round.
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https://medium.com/startup-grind/why-remote-first-is-actually-a-dangerous-mindset-674e9074e94d
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Medium
About 1–2 years ago before I made the jump to join Owl Labs, I considered a substantial marketing role at a highly respected growth tech company. I’m not going to tell you who they are (because…
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMMauLmHcwk&feature=youtu.be
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AMBOTS Inc
Ever heard of Swarm 3D Printing? These two robots are printing 1,000 mm X 350 mm honeycomb artwork cooperatively.
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https://www.gartner.com/smarterwithgartner/9-future-of-work-trends-post-covid-19/
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Gartner
As the COVID-19 pandemic resets major work trends, HR leaders need to rethink workforce and employee planning, management, performance and experience strategies.
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https://www.elle.com/culture/career-politics/a42230/cost-of-child-care/
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Elle
American childcare is expensive, dangerous, and unreliable. Kids and parents are paying a steep price.
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https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/millions-of-jobs-may-be-permanently-lost-in-reallocation-shock-1.1450288
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BNN Bloomberg
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https://www.businessinsider.com/unemployment-in-the-uk-is-now-so-low-its-in-danger-of-exposing-the-lie-used-to-create-the-numbers-2017-7?r=UK&amp%3BIR=T
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Business Insider
Government statistics put unemployment in Britain at just 4.5% — a low not seen since the 1970s. But the real rate of unemployment is four times that.
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https://hbr.org/2018/07/collaborative-intelligence-humans-and-ai-are-joining-forces
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Harvard Business Review
Humans and machines can enhance each other’s strengths.
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https://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/insights/focus/human-capital-trends/2020/creating-a-culture-of-belonging.html
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Deloitte
Workers who appreciate how their individual work helps to advance goals they find meaningful will be more likely to perform at a high level.
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https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/books/story/2020-06-24/forget-ubi-says-an-economist-its-time-for-universal-basic-jobs
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Los Angeles Times
Pavlina Tcherneva talks about "The Case for a Job Guarantee," and how public-sector work can pull us out of crises both immediate and long-term.
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https://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/newsroom/news/WCMS_755875/lang--en/index.htm
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ILO
A new ILO analysis of the labour market impact of COVID-19 reveals a “massive” drop in labour income and a fiscal stimulus gap that threatens to increase inequality between richer and poorer countries.
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https://techcrunch.com/2018/05/25/eric-schmidt-musk-exactly-wrong/
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Techcrunch
When former Google CEO Eric Schmidt was asked about Elon Musk’s warnings about AI, he had a succinct answer: “I think Elon is exactly wrong.” “He doesn’t understand the benefits that this technology will provide to making every human being smarter,” Schmidt said. “The fact of the matter is that AI and machine learning are […]
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https://news.bloomberglaw.com/daily-labor-report/employers-and-unions-talk-retraining-just-not-in-contracts
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Bloomberg
Businesses and unions often talk about skills development but are increasingly failing to address retraining in collective bargaining agreements.
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https://medium.com/basic-income/deep-learning-is-going-to-teach-us-all-the-lesson-of-our-lives-jobs-are-for-machines-7c6442e37a49
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Medium
On December 2nd, 1942, a team of scientists led by Enrico Fermi came back from lunch and watched as humanity created the first self-sustaining nuclear reaction inside a pile of bricks and wood…
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https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/469105-around-85000-female-doctors-not-working-after-getting-medical-education-in-pakistan
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The News
There are around 85000 female doctors, who completed their medical education on the expense of state or privately but they are not part of the medical workforce in Pakistan.
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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/14/business/china-economy-slowdown-white-collar-workers.html
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NY Times
White-collar workers face job cuts and shrinking paychecks even in go-go industries like technology, suggesting the economic pain is broader than official figures show.
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https://www.vox.com/recode/2019/11/20/20964487/white-collar-automation-risk-stanford-brookings
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VOX
The robot revolution was supposed to be the worst for blue-collar workers whose tasks are manual and repetitive. New data suggests white-collar workers — even those whose work presumes more analytic thinking, higher paychecks, and relative job security — may not be safe from the relentless drumbeat of automation.
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https://bigthink.com/videos/the-colossal-problem-with-universal-basic-income
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Big Think
Universal basic income may have originated as a way to give people enough money to survive and unleash creative human potential, but it will not fix income inequality in the long term. Giving people money to spend on extractive corporate capitalism only makes the 1% richer. The 99% must own the means of production and share in profits.
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https://www.thecut.com/2017/09/what-happens-to-ambition-in-your-30s.html
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The Cut
A generation raised to chase professional success is confronting a dead end.
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https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/11/15/army-recruiters-newest-offer-guaranteed-job-hunting-help-after-service.html
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Military.com
Army recruiting officials are dusting off a 19-year-old program designed to guarantee young people help finding a job.