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Working the Future reading resources & material

Welcome to Working the Future's reading room. Here are our recommendations for some great reads related to the future of work...

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UK gender pay-gap now the smallest on record
Head Kandi, EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT, RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION, FUTURE OF WORK, POSITIVE WORKPLACE CULTURE, WORKFORCE DYNAMICS, GENDER PAY GAP,

UK gender pay-gap now the smallest on record

Admin

2024-05-10 10:26

Gender pay gap now smallest on record - but remains stubbornly high in the public sector.

Even hybrid RTO mandates are hurting overall job satisfaction
Head Kandi, EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT, RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION, FUTURE OF WORK, WORK LIFE BLEND, WORKFORCE DYNAMICS, HYBRID OFFICE,

Even hybrid RTO mandates are hurting overall job satisfaction

Admin

2024-05-10 10:08

The importance of handling return-to-office mandates collegiately...

The rise of the office 'coffee-badger'
Head Kandi, EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT, RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION, FUTURE OF WORK, WORK LIFE BLEND, WORKFORCE DYNAMICS, HYBRID OFFICE,

The rise of the office 'coffee-badger'

Admin

2024-05-10 09:55

What is 'coffee-badging'?

From what is to what if: Unleashing the power of imagination to create the future we want – Rob Hopkins, 2019
Reading Room, FUTURE OF WORK, UPSKILLING, CONTINUOUS LEARNING, ATTENTION DISRUPTED, ATTENTION DEFICIT, CREATIVITY,

From what is to what if: Unleashing the power of imagination to create the future we want – Rob Hopkins, 201

Admin

2024-05-08 14:00

Creativity and imagination are key meta-skills that will help us flourish in the future of work. This book brims with stories of where we might start...

EMPATHIC OFFBOARDING: GO-TO GUIDANCE NOTES
Blog, EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT, TALENT RISK, RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION, FUTURE OF WORK, ENGAGEMENT, BOOMERANG WORKER, OFFBOARDING,

EMPATHIC OFFBOARDING: GO-TO GUIDANCE NOTES

Cathryn Barnard

2024-05-08 13:22

Offboarding – the way businesses handle layoffs, resignations or end of temporary assignments – matters. Here's your guide to getting your approach right.

Mar. '24: greening our digital presence
Sustainability, SUSTAINABILITY, DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION, CLIMATE CRISIS, CSR, BUSINESS SUSTAINABILITY, PEOPLE PLANET PROFIT, NET ZERO, DECARBONISATION,

Mar. '24: greening our digital presence

Patrick Lodge

2024-04-05 12:28

We thought it was high time to take a look at how green our website is...

The anti-work paradox
Head Kandi, EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT, RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION, FUTURE OF WORK, WORK LIFE BLEND, SIDE HUSTLE, WORKFORCE DYNAMICS,

The anti-work paradox

Admin

2024-04-05 11:06

Will rejecting hustle improve work for us all?

The hidden mental health challenges facing HR professionals in 2024
Head Kandi, EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT, RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION, FUTURE OF WORK, WORK LIFE BLEND, WORKFORCE WELLBEING, WORKLIFE BALANCE, WORKLIFE BLEND, WORKFORCE DYNAMICS,

The hidden mental health challenges facing HR professionals in 2024

Admin

2024-04-05 11:04

A new report highlights the true state of mental health in the HR sector. ​

The millennial women calling time on consumerism, materialism and burnout
Head Kandi, EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT, RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION, FUTURE OF WORK, WORK LIFE BLEND, WORKFORCE WELLBEING, WORKLIFE BALANCE, WORKLIFE BLEND, WORKFORCE DYNAMICS,

The millennial women calling time on consumerism, materialism and burnout

Admin

2024-04-05 10:46

The millennials quitting the rat race.

The Coming Wave: AI, Power and the 21st Century’s Greatest Dilemma – Mustafa Suleyman, 2023
Reading Room, FUTURE OF WORK, UPSKILLING, CONTINUOUS LEARNING, AI, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, TECHNOLOGY TRENDS,

The Coming Wave: AI, Power and the 21st Century’s Greatest Dilemma – Mustafa Suleyman, 2023

Admin

2024-03-27 12:02

This book is a clarion call for technology's next phase...

FOUR WAYS TO IMPROVE HIRING AND RETENTION IN 2024
Blog, EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT, RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION, FUTURE OF WORK, INTERNAL COMMUNICATION, RECRUITMENT, RETENTION, ENGAGEMENT,

FOUR WAYS TO IMPROVE HIRING AND RETENTION IN 2024

Cathryn Barnard

2024-03-25 10:54

As well as the pressures of economic uncertainty, higher interest rates and geopolitical supply chain challenges, almost all businesses face staffing issues.

Feb. '24: Analysing our company carbon footprint with Net Zero Bucks
Sustainability, SUSTAINABILITY, CLIMATE CRISIS, CSR, BUSINESS SUSTAINABILITY, PEOPLE PLANET PROFIT, NET ZERO, DECARBONISATION,

Feb. '24: Analysing our company carbon footprint with Net Zero Bucks

Patrick Lodge

2024-03-05 10:24

Last month, we undertook a company carbon footprint analysis with an advisor from Net Zero Bucks, an initiative from Buckingham Business First.

The rise of 'chronoworking' - might it herald the end of the 9-to-5?
Head Kandi, EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT, RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION, FUTURE OF WORK, WORKLIFE BLEND, CHRONOWORKING,

The rise of 'chronoworking' - might it herald the end of the 9-to-5?

Admin

2024-03-04 10:06

‘Chronoworking’ is the practice of letting employees set their own hours in order to ensure they do their best work.

New study highlights the major plus-points of WFH
Head Kandi, HYBRID WORK, EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT, RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION, FUTURE OF WORK, WORKLIFE BLEND, REMOTE WORK, WORKING FROM HOME, WFH,

New study highlights the major plus-points of WFH

Admin

2024-03-04 09:58

Working from home allows people to eat more healthily, feel less stressed and have lower blood pressure...

Ghosting continues to rise among Gen Z and millennial jobseekers
Head Kandi, EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT, RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION, FUTURE OF WORK, MULTIGENERATIONAL WORKFORCE, MULTIGENERATIONAL DYNAMICS, FUTURE OF RECRUITMENT, FUTURE OF HIRING, GEN Z,

Ghosting continues to rise among Gen Z and millennial jobseekers

Admin

2024-03-04 09:49

Almost 4 in 5 young job applicants admit to ghosting prospective employers - but they're not the only ones doing it.

Impact Networks: Create Connection, Spark Collaboration, and Catalyze Systemic Change – David Erhlichman, 2021
Reading Room, BUSINESS RESILIENCE, FUTURE OF WORK, 21st CENTURY LEADERSHIP, COLLABORATION, ORGANISATIONAL AGILITY, BUSINESS SUSTAINABILITY,

Impact Networks: Create Connection, Spark Collaboration, and Catalyze Systemic Change – David Erhlichman, 20

Admin

2024-03-04 09:31

Impact Networks provides detailed analysis of how decentralised and distributed networks share information, knowledge and effort to achieve impact.

MOMENTS IN LOVE: HOW TO BUILD AUTHENTIC ENGAGEMENT WITH ANYONE
Blog, EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT, RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION, 21st CENTURY LEADERSHIP, FUTURE OF WORK CONSULTING, ENGAGEMENT,

MOMENTS IN LOVE: HOW TO BUILD AUTHENTIC ENGAGEMENT WITH ANYONE

Cathryn Barnard

2024-02-29 08:41

What can a ground-breaking theory of what love really is teach us about engagement, change, leadership - and the future of work itself?

A fatigue expert on why work needs rest - and rest takes work
Head Kandi, EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT, FUTURE OF WORK, WORK LIFE BLEND, WELLBEING, WORKFORCE WELLBEING, WORKLIFE BLEND, VITAL SKILLS,

A fatigue expert on why work needs rest - and rest takes work

Admin

2024-01-30 12:19

The key to beating the exhaustion modern life can bring is to learn how to rest.

Nine key future of work trends for 2024
Head Kandi, BUSINESS RESILIENCE, EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT, TALENT RISK, FUTURE OF WORK, CLIMATE CRISIS, BUSINESS SUSTAINABILITY,

Nine key future of work trends for 2024

Admin

2024-01-30 12:09

What are some of the challenges we're set to face this year?

Young people in UK having to refuse jobs due to high costs
Head Kandi, FUTURE OF WORK, COST OF LIVING CRISIS, GEN Z,

Young people in UK having to refuse jobs due to high costs

Admin

2024-01-30 12:04

Read why one in 10 young people have had had to turn down a job because of costs.

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