Leicester academics to discuss the impact of technology on work and employment

Academics in the Centre for Sustainable Work and Employment Futures at our University recently presented new research findings to an Independent Commission looking at the impact of new technology on the future of work.

Professors Ian Clark, Peter Nolan, and Dr Nik Hammer from the School of Business discussed the nature of work and employment changes in the twenty-first century and their significance for productivity, performance and the quality of working lives.

The Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Tom Watson MP, initiated The Future of Work Commission to understand emerging trends and address new policy challenges arising from the growth and fusion of technologies at work.

The presentation to the Commission represents an opportunity to share the research of the University of Leicester’s Centre for Sustainable Work and Employment Futures and to inform the eventual recommendations of the Commission.

The Commission is co-chaired by Mr Watson and Helen Mountfield QC, and is made up of 12 other commissioners drawn from academia, industry and trade unions.