The digital age: implications of automation, digitisation and platforms for work and employment


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Author: Mandl, Irene


Technological change is accelerating as the capacity of electronic devices to digitally store, process and communicate information expands. Digitalisation is transforming the EU economy and labour markets: nearly one-third of EU workplaces are categorised as highly digitalised. What are the implications of the digital revolution for employment and work? And how might it affect social dialogue? This report provides a digest of the findings and policy pointers. Key findings are as follows: (1) to ensure that Europe does not fall behind other world regions and reaps the benefits of...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Technology; Employment; Participation; Management; Equity

Keywords: Technological change; Automation; Digitalisation; Workplace change; Work organisation; Gig economy; Quality of working life; Trend; Skill needs; Digital skills; Skill obsolescence; Skill upgrading; Retraining; Financial aid; Employers; Employees; Employability; Government role; Agency role; Policy implications; European Union

Geographic subjects: Europe

Published: Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2021

Physical description: 26 p. (report) + [2] p. (executive summary)

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ISBN: 9789289722148 (print); 9789289722131 (PDF)

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 147.346

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