Unum’s new report has identified the four new types of worker that will exist in the future. The report, ‘The Future Workplace’ outlines the changes the businesses can expect to see over the next decade, along with how to attract and engage each audience.
Of all the trends explored (tech, flexibility, longer working life, and ethics), technology is set to have the greatest impact. While 43% of respondents thought that AI would benefit their current job, 55% were concerned that technological advances such as AI would lead to redundancies. Either way, the workforce of the future will need to develop a collaborative relationship with AI and automation.
The four cultures described are:
- The tech-enhanced worker
- The socially committed worker
- The obligated worker
- The self-fulfilled worker
Whether it’s flexibility around personal commitments, options for career breaks, or a career tailored to life stages and events, the report explains the key motivators that will help attraction and loyalty.
The full report can be found: https://www.unum.co.uk/future-workforce
The workplace is changing at a rapid rate. Rather than the standard working day of nine to five, employees are working more flexibly to meet their busy home lives, especially around child and elderly care. At the same time, advances in technology are transforming the very nature of the tasks and skills that are required in the workplace. To gain a full perspective of how the workplace is set to change over the next decade, employee benefits provider Unum UK partnered with The Future Laboratory to survey 3,000 workers across several industries. They also interviewed industry experts and business leaders on a broad range of topics from artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics, to the increase of flexible working and an ageing workforce.