20-23 October 2020
After years of growing income inequality, concerns about technology-driven displacement of jobs, and rising societal discord globally, the combined health and economic shocks of 2020 have put economies into freefall, disrupted labour markets and fully revealed the inadequacies of our social contracts.
As we emerge from the crisis, we can proactively shape more inclusive, fair and sustainable economies, organizations, societies and workplaces. To do so, we must mobilize the best human capabilities, technologies, innovative policies and market forces in service of this new vision.
The World Economic Forum’s Jobs Reset Summit will serve as a key milestone in supporting such a mobilization, working closely with its partners around the world. The virtual meeting will bring together visionary leaders and consortia from business, government, civil society, media and the broader public to shape a new agenda for growth, jobs, skills and equity.
Four areas – universal digital learning, micro-credentials, skills-based credentials and hands-on learning – could change the game.
Efforts to re-skill and upskill the population by the public sector are patchy. A new multistakeholder approach is taking flight with a number of pilot projects underway to bridge the ski...
Businesses will benefit from having a workforce that is representative of the consumer at-large that understands their needs, desires and pain points.
COVID-19 has sped up the automation of many tasks, leading some to fear algorithms will take their jobs. But AI is creating more jobs than it destroys.
ManpowerGroup Chairman and CEO Jonas Prising says businesses need to promise staff that they'll learn new skills and develop, rather than trying to keep them for decades.
By measuring how free we feel in the workplace in 4 basic ways, we can make advances in our commitment to inclusion, equality and tackling racial injustice.
A new survey by U.S. firm, Enterprise Technology Research has shown that remote working is set to double in 2021 compared to pre-pandemic levels.
The world population is ageing and unpaid caregivers, juggling jobs and family, are on the up. Organizations will benefit from being be wise.
Women work on the frontlines against COVID and have a burden of care for family at home. UN Women chief Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka fears a reversal for women's rights.
As remote work looks here to stay, speaking more rather than emailing could improve our connection with colleagues and our well-being.
As coronavirus speeds up the Fourth Industrial Revolution, human resources must focus on these abilities to avoid mass unemployment.