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Talent Revolution

Talent Revolution

Longevity and the Future of Work

  • Author: Lisa Taylor,Fern Lebo
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1487500823
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 248
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Plotting new directions for both organizations and employees, authors Lisa Taylor and Fern Lebo explore the opportunities longer working life expectancy promises.

Workforce Readiness and the Future of Work

Workforce Readiness and the Future of Work

  • Author: Fred Oswald,Tara S. Behrend,Lori Foster
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351210475
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 268
  • View: 372
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Workforce readiness is an issue that is of great national and societal importance. For the United States and other countries to thrive in a globally interconnected environment of wide-ranging opportunities and threats, the need to develop and maintain a skilled and adaptable workforce is critical. National investments in job training and schools remain essential in stimulating businesses and employment agencies to collaborate productively with educators who provide both training and vocational guidance. Workforce Readiness and the Future of Work argues that the large-scale multifaceted efforts required to ensure a reliable and strong supply of talent and skill in the U.S. workforce should be addressed systematically, simultaneously, and systemically across disciplines of thought and levels of analysis. In a four-part framework, the authors cover the major areas of: education in the K-12, vocational, postsecondary, and STEM arenas; economic and labor market considerations; employment, organizations, and the world of work; laws, policies, and budgets at the federal, state, local, and military levels. With contributions from leading scholars, this volume informs high-priority workforce effectiveness issues of current and future concern and concrete research, practice, and policy directions to generate novel insights of a multilevel and system-wide nature.

The Future of Work

The Future of Work

A Guide to a Changing Society

  • Author: Charles B. Handy
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • ISBN: 9780855206895
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 201
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Examines the place of work in society and discusses the possible future development of employment in Great Britain

Education, Training and the Future of Work I

Education, Training and the Future of Work I

Social, Political and Economic Contexts of Policy Development

  • Author: John Ahier,Geoff Esland
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136289437
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 288
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A central claim of this volume is that public policy in education and training can only be properly understood if it is seen in relation to prevailing economic and employment conditions. It has become increaslingly apparent that the neo-liberal economic policies pursued by Western governments during the 1980s and 1990s have led to a growing world-wide 'work crisis'. Unemployment levels, particularly in Europe, remain persistently high, and for those in employment, job insecurity and long working hours have become the norm. The response of UK governments has been to promote 'flexibility' in employment practices while proclaiming the importance of improving skill levels through education and training. This volume challenges the adequacy of such an approach, and asks whether reliance on education and training reforms without additional political intervention in economic processes is capable of reversing current trends. Issues covered in this reader include: * the impact of globalization on employment trends * neo-liberal and neo-Keynesian approaches to employment policy * political reforms in education and training institutions * the impact of flexibilization on private life and the family. The two volumes in this series are readers for the Open University course Education, Training and the Future of Work, E837, a module of the MA in Education. The companion volume is Education, Training and the Future of Work II: Developments in Vocational Education and Training. John Ahier is Lecturer in Education at the Open University. Geoff Esland is Director of the Centre for Sociology and Social Research at the Open University and Course team Chair of E837.

Re-Thinking the Future of Work

Re-Thinking the Future of Work

Directions and Visions

  • Author: Colin C. Williams
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 0230207936
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 360
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How will work be organised in the future? With its global perspective and critical approach, Re-Thinking the Future of Work provides not only an overview and examination of the array of competing visions, but also a radical rethink about the direction of change.

The Future of Work

The Future of Work

  • Author: R. Donkin
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230274196
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 272
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The forces that are shaping the future of employment are examined in this new book. The author presents a cohesive argument for a fundamental change in attitudes to work, both from policymakers and employers if we are to create a healthier society capable of meeting the expectations and concerns of a developing economy.

Technology and the Future of Work

Technology and the Future of Work

  • Author: Paul S. Adler
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 0195071719
  • Category: History
  • Page: 336
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This book brings together a set of essays exploring the implications of new technologies in the workplace. The common premise of the contributions is that the effective implementation of automation in manufacturing and engineering operations will typically require a workforce with a higher skill profile. Examining the experience of countries in Europe, Australia, Asia, and the U.S., the book analyzes four themes: the new competencies required for effective implementation of new technologies; how firms can develop these new competencies; the implications of these changes for industrial relations; and how firms can weave together business strategy, technology strategy, and personnel strategy, to build competitive advantage. with greater rather than lesser skills. This argument contradicts the conventional assumption that automation will not only reduce the number of workers required to produce a given product but also require less skilled workers to do so.

The Future of Work

The Future of Work

Attract New Talent, Build Better Leaders, and Create a Competitive Organization

  • Author: Jacob Morgan
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118877292
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 256
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Throughout the history of business employees had to adapt tomanagers and managers had to adapt to organizations. In the futurethis is reversed with managers and organizations adapting toemployees. This means that in order to succeed and thriveorganizations must rethink and challenge everything they know aboutwork. The demographics of employees are changing and so are employeeexpectations, values, attitudes, and styles of working. Conventional management models must be replaced withleadership approaches adapted to the future employee. Organizationsmust also rethink their traditional structure, how they empoweremployees, and what they need to do to remain competitive in arapidly changing world. This is a book about how employees of the future will work, howmanagers will lead, and what organizations of the future will looklike. The Future of Work will help you: Stay ahead of the competition Create better leaders Tap into the freelancer economy Attract and retain top talent Rethink management Structure effective teams Embrace flexible work environments Adapt to the changing workforce Build the organization of the future And more The book features uncommon examples and easy to understand conceptswhich will challenge and inspire you to work differently.

Future of Work in America

Future of Work in America

Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifth Congress, First Session, Hearing Held in Washington, DC, October 29, 1997

  • Author: United States,United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and the Workforce. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Employment forecasting
  • Page: 166
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Research Handbook on the Future of Work and Employment Relations

Research Handbook on the Future of Work and Employment Relations

  • Author: Keith Townsend,Adrian Wilkinson
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: 0857936360
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 432
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ÔThis is an enlightening text on the subject of employment and work relations that will be useful for students in economics, specifically those studying labor relations.Õ Ð Lucy Heckman, American Reference Books Annual 2012 The broad field of employment relations is diverse and complex and is under constant development and reinvention. This Research Handbook discusses fundamental theories and approaches to work and employment relations, and their connection to broader political and societal changes occurring throughout the world. It provides comprehensive coverage of work and employment relations theory and practice. This up-to-date research compendium has drawn together a range of international authors from diverse disciplinary backgrounds. There are chapters from labour historians, theoreticians, more mainstream industrial relations scholars, sociologists, organizational psychologists, geographers, policy advisors, economists and lawyers. At the heart of each chapter is the notion that the world of work and employment relations has changed substantially since the halcyon days of IR, throughout the Dunlop Era of the 1950s. However, many areas of enquiry remain, and more questions have developed with society and technology. This Handbook reflects this view. As the field of study and practice continues to evolve throughout the twenty-first century, what lessons have we learnt from the past and what can we expect in the future? Academics and postgraduate students researching industrial relations, human resource management, employment relations, industrial sociology and sociology of work will find this important resource invaluable.