Resources on future of work

  1. Report

    Algorithmic Management practices in regular workplaces: case studies in logistics and healthcare

    19 February 2024

    An analysis of algorithmic management in logistics and healthcare, examining its global impact on job quality and work organization

  2. ILO Working paper 108

    Youth employment policies: Patterns and trends in two unique data sets

    19 February 2024

    Youth employment challenges are always a critical concern for policymakers. There is recurring and mounting evidence that labour market challenges, such as unemployment, informality, lack of social protection and inactivity, disproportionately affect youths.

  3. © ILO 2024

    Podcast series: Global challenges – Global solutions

    Informal apprenticeships and the future of work

    13 February 2024

    Millions of young people in the developing world acquire skills through apprenticeships in the informal economy and in many countries, greatly outnumber youth acquiring skills through formal technical and vocational education and training. A new ILO labour standard on quality apprenticeships has focused attention on the need to upgrade training and learning to strengthen apprenticeships in the informal economy.

  4. © Mirza A. / ILO 2024


    Question and Answers: Part II, Two decades of national employment policies report, 2000-2020

    12 February 2024

    Since the early 2000s, the ILO has increasingly been assisting countries to support the development of integrated and comprehensive employment policies. This Q&A provides insights on Part II of the publication “Two decades of national employment policies 2000-2020: Towards a new generation of national employment policies (NEPs)”. The review – the first of its kind - analyses the main characteristics and trends in national employment policies across the world and over time. The review highlights that a new generation of employment policies will need to pursue some existing challenges while also addressing new ones.

  5. Research Seminar

    Behind the AI Curtain: The Invisible Workers Powering AI Development

    A seminar unveiling the unseen human labour and ethical challenges in AI development, emphasizing the role of invisible workers and advocating for equitable and ethical practices through ILO's guidance.

  6. ECOSOC Special Meeting

    Navigating the Future of Work: A call for inclusive and sustainable solutions

    23 January 2024

    In his address to the ECOSOC Special Meeting on “The Future of Work: towards a productive, inclusive and sustainable global society,” ILO Director-General, Gilbert F. Houngbo, explains how advancing decent work and social justice are pivotal to address the challenges and opportunities presented by technological advancements, demographic shifts, and the climate crisis.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. © 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.

  10. 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.