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industry 4.0 2Digitalisation and the future of work

IER’s Chris Warhurst and Wil Hunt have a new report on digitalisation and the future of work.

Going beyond the usual ‘death of jobs’ debate, the paper examines the work and employment implications of Industrie 4.0 and Uberisation plus the political positions being adopted on these two major developments and the likely policy responses within the European Union.

It is published by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission.

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research projects underway at IER

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) - new developments

IER staff, led by Peter Elias, are currently engaged in a project funded by the Office for National StatisticsONS logo, to add more detail into the next revision of the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC).

Having just completed work on the revision of SOC2010 to SOC2020, the new project will provide for a six-digit structure to the classification, involving a series of face-to-face meetings with interested parties.

As part of this work, ONS and IER have teamed up to create an online survey available to anyone with an interest in this work. Details can be found here.

SAB SW SloveniaDistance travelled and soft outcomes for long-term unemployed review

The feasibility of developing a methodology for measuring the distance travelled and soft outcomes for long-term unemployed people participating in Active Labour Market Programmes has just been published by the European Commission.

Sally-Anne Barnes and Sally Wright undertook the review as part of the ESF funded European Transnational Employment Platform Project led by AEIDL.