In 2020, the global workforce lost an equivalent of 255 million full-time jobs, an estimated $3.7 trillion in wages and 4.4% of global GDP, a staggering toll on lives and livelihoods. While vaccine rollout has begun and the growth outlook is predicted to improve, an even socio-economic recovery is far from certain.
The choices made by policymakers, business leaders, workers and learners today will shape societies for years to come. At this critical crossroads, leaders must consciously, proactively and urgently lay the foundations of a new social contract, rebuilding our economies so they provide opportunity for all.
In this context, the Forum remains committed to working with the public- and private sectors to provide better skills, jobs and education to 1 billion people by 2030 through initiatives to close the skills gap and prepare for the ongoing technological transformation of the future of work.
The new global clean energy economy will rival today's oil market in size by 2050. The developing world requires equal access to clean energy finance to benefit.
Today’s challenges present a unique opportunity for businesses to reimagine their people strategies in order to attract and retain talent in the future.
Quit rates are increasing, but we may not be facing a resignation crisis. The data shows that quit rates in the U.S. have increased by just 5% since 2019.
Chris Voss, a top hostage negotiator turned leadership coach, believes that negotiations entail trust and teamwork more than pinning an opponent to the ground.
Teaching that encourages optimism, innovation and empowerment helps students work harder and make a difference in the world, according to this NGO.
These are changes that appear unlikely to recede in the wake of the pandemic; rather, companies will continue to move forward with digitalization at an accelerated pace.
The digital skills gap threatens future economic stability – but companies who address it themselves can further sustainability and improve their bottom line
LinkedIn has released the top-15 list of training courses chosen by business leaders and managers, including coaching skills and communication around diversity.
Dollar-for-dollar, clean energy and other green investments generally create more jobs in the near term than unsustainable investments, according to new analysis.
Online job postings have been growing beyond pre-pandemic levels, with the US uptick at more than 50% compared with pre-pandemic times, says job site Indeed.
LinkedIn has identified the five key skills for landing the best graduate jobs, which includes analytical skills, project management and customer service.
Turkey must reskill more than 21 million workers to meet the demands of the future of work. The new Turkey Closing the Skills Gap Accelerator will help.