In 2020, the global workforce lost an equivalent of 255 million full-time jobs, an estimated $3.7 trillion in wages and 4.4% of global GDP, a staggering toll on lives and livelihoods. While vaccine rollout has begun and the growth outlook is predicted to improve, an even socio-economic recovery is far from certain.
The choices made by policymakers, business leaders, workers and learners today will shape societies for years to come. At this critical crossroads, leaders must consciously, proactively and urgently lay the foundations of a new social contract, rebuilding our economies so they provide opportunity for all.
In this context, the Forum remains committed to working with the public- and private sectors to provide better skills, jobs and education to 1 billion people by 2030 through initiatives to close the skills gap and prepare for the ongoing technological transformation of the future of work.
Micro-credentials – or digital badges – help you boost your skills in less time than a traditional degree. Here’s what you need to know.
Labour shortages have pushed up wage growth. This benefits low-paid workers but can add to inflation risk - bringing more workers into the market can help.
Green jobs: Found in a wide range of sectors from healthcare to construction, green talent in the workforce has grown almost 40% since 2015.
Digital infrastructure supports almost every aspect of our lives. To protect against damaging cyber attacks we need more cybersecurity professionals.
The Reskilling Revolution has mobilized an impressive multistakeholder community of over 350 organizations. The Forum is working with governments, and global businesses to provide 1 billi...
As the world marks International Women’s Day, we asked two of the authors of the Global Gender Gap Report what they expect for gender equality in the workplace in 2022.
In an increasingly volatile business environment, the cultural and creative sectors can provide vital skills and human capital for corporate companies
For a brighter future, Japan must invest in youth, generate good jobs and ensure healthy and productive longevity for the world's fastest-aging population.
There are 3 steps for effective time management: plan, consider potential interruptions and then align it with your time management or contingent plan.
Record numbers of people have quit their jobs in The Great Resignation – some are choosing to retrain and learn new skills. How can HR embrace this trend?
The new global clean energy economy will rival today's oil market in size by 2050. The developing world requires equal access to clean energy finance to benefit.
Today’s challenges present a unique opportunity for businesses to reimagine their people strategies in order to attract and retain talent in the future.