Flexible working will be commonplace by 2030

Posted on March 4, 2014 by allmumkind

A recent report set out by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) has suggested that flexible work forces will be commonplace by 2030.

As our population is living longer and with the changing economic times, there will be more older workers, aged 70 and above who will still be contributing, albeit in a flexible pattern. More working mums will increase with the shift in society and financial pressures which will mean more parents having to work.

Technology is beginning to and will have a defined impact on workers physically being present in an office to complete their roles. Offices could represent more of a "virtual workplace".

These are just some of the forecasted changes which will have profound implications for employers and especially HR functions and how they will work by 2030. The significant rise in flexible working will be a demand from our evolving multigenerational workforce.

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1 Responses to Flexible working will be commonplace by 2030

Two comments on this:
1. With the increase in flexible working generally (more jobs available on a part time basis), will this create even more competition for mums returning to part time work?

2. With the 'rise of the machines' kind of social change discussed by book authors such as Erik Brynjolfsson & Andrew McAfee (The Second Machine Age 2014) and Martin Ford (The Lights in the Tunnel 2009), UKCES forecasts may be right about flexible workforces, but overstate the number of jobs available at that time because of job automation.

A recent report set out by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) has suggested that flexible work forces will be commonplace by 2030.

As our population is living longer and with the changing economic times, there will be more older workers, aged 70 and above who will still be contributing, albeit in a flexible pattern. More working mums will increase with the shift in society and financial pressures which will mean more parents having to work.

Technology is beginning to and will have a defined impact on workers physically being present in an office to complete their roles. Offices could represent more of a "virtual workplace".

These are just some of the forecasted changes which will have profound implications for employers and especially HR functions and how they will work by 2030. The significant rise in flexible working will be a demand from our evolving multigenerational workforce.

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