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://phys.org/news/2017-11-analysis-jobs-safer-automation-previously.html
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Physics
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https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/mckinsey-digital/our-insights/four-fundamentals-of-workplace-automation
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McKinsey
As the automation of physical and knowledge work advances, many jobs will be redefined rather than eliminated--at least in the short term.
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https://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/insights/focus/technology-and-the-future-of-work/untethered-workforce-mobile-workers.html
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Deloitte
Mobile devices are unleashing productivity and collaboration in the workforce. Here’s how leaders can capitalize on the mobile-empowered workforce.
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https://www.wired.com/story/air-force-3d-printing-parts-manufacturing-olympics/
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Wired
And the military wants you—to help it make spare parts for decades-old B-52 bombers and other planes.
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https://digiday.com/marketing/shifts-power-dynamic-faced-harassment-women-leaving-agencies-go-freelance/
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Digiday
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http://www.futurity.org/slums-public-health-1273792-2/
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Futurity
"To tackle the issue of slums, we need to start looking at them in a different way," says Oyinlola Oyebode.
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https://www.irishtimes.com/business/work/german-union-ig-metall-wins-right-to-28-hour-working-week-and-4-3-pay-rise-1.3382445
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Irish Times
Deal will be seen as benchmark for other sectors
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https://www.vox.com/2018/10/20/17795740/jobs-technology-will-replace-automation-ai-oecd-oxford
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Recode
Even the experts disagree exactly how much tech like AI will change our workforce.
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https://news.efinancialcareers.com/ca-en/3002937/best-banking-jobs-2020
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eFinancialCareers
How to get yourself hired in the next 12 months.
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https://interestingengineering.com/uks-engineering-workforce-must-reorganize-after-covid-19-claims-study
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Interesting Engineering
The UK may need 40,000 new eco-friendly engineers to fully recover from COVID-19's economic toll.
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https://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/12/14/inequality-as-a-defining-challenge/?_r=0&mtrref=undefined&gwh=3C227A4CFE1865B7DCDCFA06E84FC44A&gwt=pay&assetType=PAYWALL
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The New York Times
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https://qz.com/473779/several-dutch-cities-want-to-give-residents-a-no-strings-attached-basic-income/
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Quartz
A plan to give away no-strings-attached money is gaining traction.
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https://getpocket.com/explore/item/why-the-very-poor-have-become-poorer
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Pocket
When the United States first explicitly defined an official poverty line in 1969, it was supposed to be adjusted every year to ensure that it represented a constant standard of living. However, two problems arose and were never fixed.
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https://www.inverse.com/article/61677-ai-gig-economy-exploitation-facial-recognition
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Inverse
It's called algorithmic wage control, and it's happening with companies you use.
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https://www.inverse.com/article/41324-basic-income-alaska-permanent-fund
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Inverse
People wouldn't quit working in a future where basic income is allocated.
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https://siliconangle.com/2020/06/04/reframing-privilege-real-advice-change-biased-narratives-tech-workplaces-womenintech/
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Silicon Angle
Reframing privilege: real advice to change biased narratives in tech workplaces - SiliconANGLE
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https://www.forbes.com/sites/heathermcgowan/2019/04/03/what-if-the-future-of-work-starts-with-high-school/#fdd25dc59645
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Forbes
To thrive in this fourth industrial revolution, where technology can assume many of our routine cognitive tasks, we need a robust system of life-long learning that begins with a reimagined high school to establish a strong foundation of learning agility and adaptability.
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https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/315795
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Entrepreneur
Tech employees at Amazon, Microsoft and Google have been in open revolt. Here's why -- and how they're using their voices to shape company policy on weapons, surveillance and more.
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https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2017/02/17/515850029/episode-755-the-phone-at-the-end-of-the-world
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NPR
A charismatic populist president wanted to boost manufacturing and create jobs. She told companies, 'if you want to sell your stuff here, you have to build it here.' This is what happened.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQkSTYD88mU&feature=youtu.be
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Council on Foreign Relations
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https://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/insights/topics/value-of-diversity-and-inclusion/male-perspective-on-gender-equality-and-leadership.html
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Deloitte
Why is workplace gender equality so hard to achieve? One reason: the strenuous expectations placed on people to succeed and the link to masculinity.