The “future of work” is often analysed as an outcome of AI, automation or robotics (or a combination of them) and often in melodramatic tones. The future of work is perhaps better analysed as the evolution of work.

This paper outlines how the world of work is changing: new technologies, shifting demographics, social changes and geopolitical events are already having far-reaching effects on jobs, business models and the wider political economy.

Led by Eversheds Sutherland partner Jennifer Van Dale the paper looks at the main trends driving these changes and their impact on technology, employees and employers, data privacy, consumers, education, and governments.

This paper reviews four key trends that will be researched further as we go into 2018 :

  • global demographic changes
  • technological advances and the pace of change
  • social changes
  • geopolitical events and trends

She looks to the major developments and likely outcomes that are shaping the future of work. Download here.

Introducing Jennifer Van Dale

Jennifer heads Eversheds’ Hong Kong and Asia Pacific employment practice, representing employers and senior executives.

Her practice touches on all aspects of employment work, from background checks to HR compliance issues to post-termination restraints. She advises on the employment and privacy issues in bribery and fraud investigations, M&A deals, and business transfers, as well as the employment aspects of complex multi-jurisdictional projects.

Jennifer regularly conducts training sessions for corporate clients on termination, restructuring, discrimination, harassment and occupational health and safety.