Future of work

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Jobs in the future
NARROWER TERMS


Report

FlexWork is an opportunity for government to embrace the future of work

This report outlines how government organisations can strike a balance between wellbeing for government workers and productivity for economic benefit.
Transcript

Think big: a new mission statement for Australia

In this keynote address to the 2022 Skills and Jobs Summit, Grattan Institute CEO, Danielle Wood, urges Australia’s leaders to forge a plan for full employment and higher productivity.
Policy report

Maximising opportunities in the industries of the future

In this paper, the Business Council of Australia identifies the critical resets needed to diversify Australia's economy and maximise opportunities in the industries of the future.
Report

5-year Productivity Inquiry: the key to prosperity - interim report

Improving Australia’s productivity performance requires overcoming specific challenges. This document sets out areas of policy focus which, in the Commission's judgment, best reflect the balance of challenges and opportunities that Australia faces.
Strategy

Getting to 1.2 million: our roadmap to create a thriving Australian tech workforce

This strategy document sets out Australia’s tech jobs opportunity, the barriers the nation faces to meet this opportunity, and what industry and government can do to reduce these barriers.
Report

Navigating life's career transitions: essential support and services

This report explains the complexities and challenges of the career transitions Australians face and makes recommendations to ensure everyone builds a solid foundation in career management skills.
Report

E-change and remote work in Australia

This report is about ‘e-changers’ - a significant and growing segment of the population who have chosen to move from the city to regional and coastal areas while maintaining their city jobs.
Report

An inclusive future? Technology, new dynamics, and policy challenges

This report addresses questions related to technology’s implications for inequality and to the policy agenda to promote more inclusive economic growth and development from technological advances.
Report

Jobs of tomorrow: the triple returns of social jobs in the economic recovery

As policy-makers aim to balance crisis management with longer-term recovery priorities, this paper suggests that three foundational social institutions – education, healthcare and care – may benefit from key investments to re-start the engine of social mobility across national economies.
Working paper

Is the workforce ready for the jobs of the future? Data-informed skills and training foresight

Technological and social change alter the required skill composition of the workforce. For many newly emerging jobs, precise skill requirements are evolving and unclear. This paper reports on how data can enable useful foresight about skill requirements and training needs, even when that data has...
Report

The great migration: leaving our cities for the regions - part 2: current working patterns, future work perspectives

COVID-19 has forced us to reimagine the way we’re working now and into the future. This second instalment in the Future of Work Lab’s 'Regional Migration Survey' series, aims to better understand the current working patterns and future work aspirations of people who have migrated...
Report

Impact of technological and other change on the future of work and workers in New South Wales: First report - the gig economy

A key recommendation in this inquiry report is for the NSW Government to establish a powerful new tribunal to set enforceable, fair standards for all workers in the gig economy, regardless of their employment classification.
Policy report

Future-proofing adult learning systems in cities and regions: a policy manual for local governments

In the coming years, labour markets will face significant challenges. In this context, reskilling and upskilling of adults is an urgent priority for all. This policy manual presents a range of policy options and concrete actions that can inspire and guide work at the local...
Policy report

Closing the UK's green skills gap

This paper argues that training up the workforce will enable the UK government to marry its environmental aims with its economic and social ambitions.
Report

2016 Debian Project survey: work and volunteers

The Debian survey, held in 2016, marked the first stage of an inquiry into the relationship between volunteer work in free and open source software and broader dimensions of work and employment. This report outlines the key findings from the research.
Report

Rethinking redundancy for the automation age

Automation is changing the way we work. While new innovations are essential to improve productivity, often the incorporation of new tech into workplaces pushes Australians out of work – sometimes permanently. This report explores how overdue reforms to Australia’s redundancy framework can provide a smoother...
Literature review

Future of work literature review: emerging trends and issues

This report synthesises the literature of the last decade, with a focus on literature emerging since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic to identify issues that will affect working in the Australian Public Service (APS). It focuses on teleworking, but also examines activity-based working and...
Report

Life, disrupted: young people, education and employment before and after COVID-19

This paper explores fault lines that run through the relationship between education and work, such as the contested impact of digital disruption on young people, the rhetoric of soft skills and challenges to the notion of careers, which can no longer be coupled with the...
Report

The impact of artificial intelligence on jobs and work in New Zealand

This report examines the sorts of technologies that are already being deployed across the workforce, or that are likely to be deployed in the near future. The report takes a broad analysis of the nature and value of work, considers issues in the context of...
Policy report

Blending the physical and virtual: a hybrid model for the future of work

The pandemic has shown that many workers can efficiently work remotely, with benefits for wellbeing and even productivity. This paper argues that the European Union should develop a framework to facilitate hybrid work.