Amazon can become the Earth’s best employer, but this must involve democratizing the workplace, recognizing the legitimate right of employees to organize and cooperating with labour representatives.
With employers struggling to hire enough workers, reliance on automation is becoming more of a necessity than just a source of competitive advantage.
An increasing number of workers are demanding a more human-centric work environment, with space to express trust and vulnerability.
Organizations can reduce some of the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Providing customizable support measures can improve employees’ work commitment and well-being.
Employees are demanding a more human-centric workplace, with space for trust and vulnerability. Management is over. The era of co-creation is underway.
The right to disconnect can be the catalyst an organization needs to review its workplace policies. But what’s really needed is a cultural shift that gives workers more control over how they work.
It’s potentially the biggest change to welfare since ACC and would favour those on higher pay – so why does the public know so little about it?
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In post-pandemic Canada, the media will play a big role in shaping public understanding of labour conditions. A future of work that is safe and equitable requires the voices of workers.
What we want from our working environment in future needs to be explored now so that the needs of employees and employers are equally and fairly considered.
As the use of robots and autonomous machines increases across industries, governments need to have a strategy in place. The labour force will transition out of automated tasks into new jobs.
The COVID-19 crisis is transforming work and how it is done, not just in universities. If managers think that they unilaterally know how to manage remote work, disorder could become chaos.
Most people who worked at home during lockdown want to continue doing so in some respect according to one recent survey.
The International Labour Organization was founded in 1919 at the Treaty of Versailles after the ravages of pandemic and world war. Its model offers a way forward for us now.
Amazon’s planned upcoming ‘Just Walk Out’ technology will let customers take items off a store’s shelf, bag them, and walk straight out.
We could use this crisis to rebuild, produce something better and more humane. But we may slide into something worse.
The coronavirus outbreak could prove to be the tipping point for remote work arrangements to become the norm.
It’s critical to determine how Canadians who have been considered vulnerable members of the workforce are meaningfully included within the future of work.
Attitudes about data entry are complex, despite a recent study suggesting it’s the most despised workplace task.
The federal government must take a stronger leadership role to ensure the many bodies that co-ordinate employment training programs are sharing information to develop best practices.