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Gaming nous and the ability to manage multiple digital identities gives young people an edge in the VR workplace. Dan Rentea / Alamy Stock Photo

Working in the metaverse: what virtual office life could look like

Young people have lost out from recent developments in the labour market. Could the shift to working in virtual reality be about to turn the tables?
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Many of us welcome working from home, but universities show its dangers for women’s careers

When working from home, women struggled more than men to find time for the sustained effort needed to produce good, publishable research. Lack of thinking time is a problem for all knowledge workers.
What employees and employers want to retain from home working post-COVID may not always be compatible. Jacob Lund/Shutterstock

Why we need to hear more voices on what work should look like post-COVID

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.
Some workers prefer a hybrid approach, whereby they can alternate between working at home and in the office. Getty Images

Will the pandemic really shape the future workplace?

If the best people management practices of the formal economy were to be deployed in the informal economy, new avenues of stimulating economic and life empowerment may be opened.
Young people say they are concerned about their careers, with fewer opportunities for skills development and less established networks. charmedlightph/Shutterstock

COVID a year on: inequalities and anxieties about returning to workplaces are becoming clearer

A year of working from home has become normalised for many jobs. We’re now learning a great deal about its effects on the workforce and our lives.

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