Resources on future of work

  1. Virtual Event

    Launch of the Employment Policy Action Facility (EPAF)

    The launch of the Employment Policy Action Facility (EPAF) aims at increasing awareness of ILO’s support to member States on comprehensive employment policies, including in the areas of employment diagnostics, policy design, implementation, financing, and monitoring.

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    Podcast series: Global challenges – Global solutions

    Career guidance in challenging times: An investment in the future

    16 February 2023

    A host of disruptive trends – public health crises, accelerated automation, digitalization, and climate change – are buffeting the world of work, requiring new kinds of skills and re-skilling in labour markets. Career guidance is now more important than ever for recovery plans and forward-looking strategies for helping workers stay employed, and enterprises stay competitive.

  3. International Day of Education

    A better future starts with quality education

    24 January 2023

    Quality education and decent work for teachers are the foundation of social and economic progress. As technology transforms education worldwide, investments are needed to ensure everyone has the opportunity to access education from school age and throughout the life-cycle, to develop the skills needed today and in the future.

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    How can we protect the quality of jobs?

    17 January 2023

    Global labour markets are facing serious, interlinked challenges. Issues such as the growth in informality and working poverty, slowing employment growth, come on top of longer-term structural challenges. ILO Senior economist, Stefan Kühn discusses the outlook for the world of work in 2023 on the ILO Future of work podcast.

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    WEF Annual Meeting in Davos

    ILO Director-General highlights world of work issues and social justice at World Economic Forum

    16 January 2023

    The ILO Director-General, Gilbert Houngbo emphasized the need for social justice at the gathering of leaders in the Swiss resort of Davos.

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    Working time and work-life balance

    12 January 2023

    In the latest Future of Work podcast the ILO’s working time specialist, Jon Messenger, talks about how more flexible working arrangements, such as those used during the COVID-19 crisis, are good for the economy, good for business and good for workers.

  7. Podcast series: Global challenges – Global solutions

    The Global Accelerator: What it is and what it does in the future of work

    12 January 2023

    In the face or multiple global challenges, the Global Accelerator on Jobs and Social Protection for Just Transitions has been launched to increase coordination of the multilateral system’s efforts to help countries create 400 million decent jobs in both developed and emerging economies, and to extend social protection to 4 billion people who are currently excluded.

  8. Research Seminar

    Gatekeeping the labour market: How Recruiters use AI to find and assess talent

    Advances in artificial intelligence, such as the advent of machine learning and the growth of big data, enable AI to be utilized to recruit, screen, and predict the success of applicants. This seminar will cover recent research on how employers can feel empowered to use AI responsibly so they can build a diverse, qualified workforce at scale.

  9. Publication

    Digitalization and the Future of Work in the Chemical Industry in Germany

    21 December 2022

    An important contribution to the growing knowledge base on technological change and digital transitions and the ways in which constituents can shape a future that works for all in the industry.

  10. Publication

    Employment Situation in Latin America and the Caribbean (Number 27): Labour productivity in Latin America

    09 December 2022

    This edition of the Employment Situation in Latin America and the Caribbean report, jointly prepared twice-yearly by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the International Labour Organization (ILO), the organizations indicate that despite the recovery seen in labour markets in the first half of 2022, it is expected that in the second half the deceleration of growth will slow the region’s capacity to generate quality jobs.