As organisations evolve to adapt to the so-called New Normal this report offers a checklist of actions for employers to consider and looks ahead to identify potential changes to the employment law landscape ahead.
Employers will need to adapt to increased automation and use of artificial intelligence, alongside the impact of Big Data. In responding to demographic change, organisations will see increasingly diverse workforces, with workers deciding to retire later.
Increasingly fragmented workforces, with team members scattered geographically and often in other jurisdictions, will pose a host of practical and legal issues for employers.
Labour market disruptions will force employers to look more widely to attract the best people. Organisations will also need to invest more in training and development in order to meet the twin challenges of a growing skills gap and the need to equip the workforce with the requisite personal skills and strengths, such as resilience and flexibility.
With more people working from home and rapid adoption of hybrid working for office-based staff workplaces will evolve from places where people work to places which foster collegiality and a sense of team.
Organisational sustainability will feature highly for all organisations in attracting and retaining people, customers and investors.
The coming years will also likely see profound changes in the laws governing work as legislators and policy-makers adapt the regulatory framework for work in the New Normal.