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The Future of Jobs

25 October 2017

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Last week I was at REC HQ listening to Kevin Green Chief Exec of the REC, Esther McVey, MP for Tatton and previously Secretary of State for Employment and a panel pf experts presenting on the future of jobs.

Through the blizzard of stats and a huge amount of interesting insights, several things stood out:

65% of children entering primary school education today will by the time they are economically active work in completely new jobs that do not exist today.

Despite everything you might have read, the report suggested that 81% of people rank salary as the major factor when choosing a job.

Poor management costs UK employers £84 billion in lost productivity every year.

Up to 30% of UK jobs could be at high risk of automation by the early 2030’s.

The changing demographics of the UK population mean that we’ll all be working much longer and are likely to have several, significant career changes through our working lives. This is going to require a change of attitude from the workforce and employers and a much more flexible attitude. But, at the moment only 6.2 % of quality jobs are advertised with options to work flexibly.

 

Work is changing fast and the changes are going to keep coming.

 

What are you doing today to make sure you’re ready for the employment market tomorrow?

 

I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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