The Conference on the Future of Europe concludes its work

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. On Europe Day, the Presidents of the European Parliament, Commission and Council received the final report with proposals to reform the EU. In a closing ceremony today in Strasbourg, President of the European Parliament Roberta Metsola, on behalf of the Council Presidency, President Emmanuel […]

How are female leaders tackling workplace bias?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mariah Levin, Head of the Forum of Young Global Leaders, World Economic Forum & Danny Richmond, Community Lead, Young Global Leaders, World Economic Forum Women at all stages of employment experience workplace bias – from job applicants to […]

This is how Singapore is preparing for the future of work

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Writer, Formative Content Ensuring workers have the skills they need for the jobs of the future is vital. Singapore has prioritized resources in education and lifelong learning to ensure workers have fullfilling careers. Collaboration between multiple […]

5 themes shaping the future of work

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katharine Rooney, Senior Writer, Formative Content 70% of workers felt that COVID-related restrictions had led to the most stressful period in their career. Many people are reconsidering what really matters to them at work. Technology is enabling new […]

We asked young people about work and skills. Here’s what they told us

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nadi Albino, Senior Advisor, Partnerships, Generation Unlimited & Robert E. Moritz, Global Chairman, PwC We polled 11,000 young people around the world and spoke to a small group of them about the future of work and skills. Almost […]

What are underwater farms? And how do they work?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalie Marchant, Writer, Formative Content Industrialized farming was once seen as a solution for a rapidly-growing global population, but it is taking its toll on the environment. The UN estimates that the world could easily be fed if […]

Remarks by Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis on the new occupational safety and health strategy in a changing world of work

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. “Check against delivery” Good afternoon everyone. The pandemic has taught us many lessons. Since it struck Europe early last year, we have done all we can to protect people’s lives and jobs. But we need to think hard also about their health and safety […]

What more than 32,000 people think about the future of work

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content Almost 40% of workers think their job will be obsolete within five years, according to PwC’s Hopes and fears 2021 report. Six in 10 are concerned about machines taking over their jobs. […]

Rude work emails are bad for your health and on the rise – here’s what you need to know

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harry Kretchmer, Senior Writer, Formative Content Researchers have found that rude emails can impact wellbeing, causing insomnia. Increased digital communication due to COVID-19 restrictions is worsening workplace rudeness, studies suggest. 98% of people say they have experienced uncivil […]

Colourism: How skin-tone bias affects racial equality at work

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adwoa Bagalini, Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion Lead, World Economic Forum Colourism is a form of discrimination based on skin tone, perpetuated by the global beauty industry, where sales of skin-lightening products are projected to reach $8.9 billion by […]

EU4FairWork: Commission launches campaign to tackle undeclared work

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission is launching today the first European campaign for declared work. It will work hand in hand with the European Platform tackling undeclared work and the European Labour Authority. The initiative intends to raise awareness amongst workers, companies and policymakers that undeclared work […]

We spend half our time at work in meetings – and that’s not necessarily a bad thing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katharine Rooney, Senior Writer, Formative Content Many of us spend half of our work lives in meetings. US workers say one-third of meetings are useless; 60% see meetings as a distraction. New research says we must think of […]

5 ways to bridge the global health worker shortage

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shobana Kamineni, Executive Vice Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited, Chairperson, Apollo Munich Health Insurance A shortage of health workers is pervasive across most countries – and the most worrying aspect is that this gap is increasing. Aggravating the […]

3 ways to fight stress at work

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tristan Elizabeth Gribbin, CEO, FlowVR People across the world are experiencing more worry and sadness. And while stress levels have gone down slightly, anger levels have gone up by just as much. Those are findings from the new 2019 […]

We can build an inclusive workplace, and it starts with empathy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Freakley, Chief Executive Officer, AlixPartners “Genius draws no color lines.” In 1939 US Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes said those words as he welcomed renowned contralto Marian Anderson to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Her performance […]

This woman changed the world of work – and you’ve probably never heard of her

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer , Formative Content When you think of the big names in tech who have revolutionized the way we work, Evelyn Berezin probably doesn’t come to mind. Yet she developed the first computerized word processor, which […]

Here are 3 alternative visions for the future of work

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Renee McGowan, Chief Executive Officer, Asia, Mercer (MMC) In early 2019 leaders of business and government will be meeting to address the challenges presented by technology and changing workforce dynamics. Many governments see the future of industry – Industry […]

In the future of work it’s jobs, not people, that will become redundant

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author:  Leena Nair, Chief Human Resources Officer, Unilever I am likely stating the obvious but it needs to be stated as often as possible – the world is changing and it is changing fast. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is blurring […]

Living to 100: why we should plan for more sushi, chocolate and work

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Renee McGowan, Global Leader, Individual Retirement Savings, Mercer (MMC) Sadly, Miyako Chiyo, the oldest person in Japan and the world, recently passed away. She was an incredible 117 years old. This news was brought to me, surprisingly, by […]

Facts and prejudices about work

The European Union and more so the Eurozone countries change fast into service sector economies, increasingly favouring the transfer of the heavy production burden of industry and agriculture to the developing economies. This is not necessarily a negative development given that labour in services is generally less demanding, at least physically, and it is rather […]