50 per cent of workers say they’ve faced discrimination at work which led to them missing out on career advancement or training. Photograph: iStock

Almost 40 per cent of workers believe their jobs will be obsolete within five years, according to PwC. In a major survey of future work trends, the c(...)

Davos: the World Economic Forum opens on Tuesday. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty

Monday Indicators: German consumer confidence (Feb), PPI (Dec); US imports and exports (Nov), construction spending (Nov), factory orders (Nov). Tue(...)

“Ireland will remain a good place to do business and we expect to have continued demand for talented, ambitious people.” Photograph: iStock

How will Brexit impact on graduate employment and opportunities? The big four accounting firms, which provide services to small, medium and large busi(...)

The nature of employment is undergoing fundamental change. Photograph: iStock

The pace of technological change is so rapid that whole sectors are in danger of being swept away, while the nature of employment is undergoing fundam(...)

New  technologies  mean  less educated young people ‘could face major challenges’, PwC has said. Photograph: iStock

Ireland’s gross domestic product (GDP), a measure of our economic activity, could get a €10 billion boost if more young people were in education, empl(...)

“As artificial intelligence outperforms humans in more and more tasks, it will replace humans in more and more jobs.”

Like all good economists, John Maynard Keynes was better at predicting the past than the future. Writing in Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildr(...)

If Ireland was to bring its employment rate for workers aged over 55 in line with Sweden, the resulting long-term GDP boost could be as much as  5.4 per cent, PwC said.

Ireland’s long-term GDP could be boosted by around €15 billion if the employment rate for workers over 55 increased substantially, according to a new (...)

‘Industry 4.0 is about the beginnings of the mechanisation of intellectual labour’
The new revolution

Industry 4.0 – the popular term for the fourth industrial revolution – has the power to fundamentally alter the way in which companies make, distribut(...)

Loyalty to organisations is being replaced by loyalty to ideas and people
Joining the culture club

Former IBM chairman and chief executive Louis Gerstner famously said: “I came to see, in my time at IBM, that culture isn’t just one aspect of the gam(...)

The Republic’s unemployment rate fell to 7.2 per cent in December, according to the Central Statistics Office, compared to a high of 15.1 per cent in 2012. Photograph: iStockphoto

Irish companies are preparing to increase workers’ pay by about 2.5 per cent this year as they struggle to fill positions in information technology, d(...)

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