Resources on future of work

  1. Research Seminar

    The Civil Rights Question of our time: How companies use AI to hire, surveil and fire workers and what organized labour can do to fight back

    Emmy-award winning journalist Hilke Schellmann discusses the pitfalls of AI in hiring and strategies for organized labour to counteract them.

  2. ILO Working paper 102

    A Technological Construction of Society: Comparing GPT-4 and Human Respondents for Occupational Evaluation in the UK

    19 January 2024

    The paper systematically compares GPT-4's evaluations of occupations with those from a high-quality human survey in the UK, finding high correlation but also highlighting the potentials and risks of using LLMs in sociological and occupational research.

  3. © ILO 2024

    Podcast series: Global challenges – Global solutions

    How can we close the skills gap? Quality apprenticeships and the future of work

    18 January 2024

    The world of work is undergoing profound change. These changes are creating skills gaps, mismatches and shortages that are resulting in unfilled jobs and lost productivity. To close this skills gap, the ILO’s social partners – governments, employers, and workers – have adopted a sweeping new international labour standard focused on updating its approach to skills and quality apprenticeships.

  4. Publication

    Employment Situation in Latin America and the Caribbean (Number 29): Labour market inclusion of young people and redistribution of care work: challenges and opportunities

    09 January 2024

    This edition of the Employment Situation in Latin America and the Caribbean report, jointly prepared by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the International Labour Organization (ILO), emphasizes that the increase in the regional employment rate, seen in 2022, slowed significantly in the first six months of 2023, while the participation rate declined.

  5. Research Paper

    Platform work in developing economies: Can digitilisation drive structural transformation?

    31 December 2023

    This paper discusses the expansion or penetration of digital economic activity in the context of developing economies, and what this may mean for economic or structural transformations for countries in the global South.

  6. Statistical brief

    Sri Lanka’s Labour Market during the Economic Crisis of 2022-2023

    21 December 2023

    Why the unemployment rate does not tell the full story

  7. Report

    Guidelines on Green Employment Diagnostics for Just Transitions

    21 December 2023

    Supporting countries understand and respond to the opportunities and threats posed by climate change, and policy responses to promote just transitions

  8. Report

    Part II: Two decades of national employment policies 2000-2020

    14 December 2023

    Towards a new generation of national employment policies (NEPs): What can we learn from the evolution of the scope and content of NEPs?

  9. News

    ILO launches first global report on public employment services and active labour market policies for transitions

    11 December 2023

    Public employment services have a central role in responding to crises and fostering recovery to ensure efficient and well-functioning labour markets. This Q&A provides details from the first global report by the ILO on public employment services, shedding light on the latest developments and trends of employment services and active labour market policies.

  10. ILO Working paper 100

    The platform economy and transformations in the world of work: The case of delivery platform workers in Santiago, Chile

    05 December 2023

    This paper examines the experiences of delivery workers on digital labor platforms in Chile and analyses the implications of the platform business model. It highlights challenges in working conditions and algorithmic management practices, which are crucial to address for ensuring decent work, as Chile moves towards implementing a new law to regulate platform work.