What is the Future of jobs commission?
The Future of jobs commission is a REC-led coalition of leading employers, academics, think-tanks, recruiters and labour market experts. It will be chaired by former employment minister and recently re-elected MP Esther McVey.
What questions do the Future of jobs commission hope to answer?
The commission will meet four times in 2017 to discuss ideas and strategies about how to:
- Build a clear vision for the UK labour market and our industry’s place within it.
- Review and challenge existing thinking about the future of work.
- Provide a practical focus on what the brave new world of jobs means for skills and hiring strategies.
- Inform and influence public policy by building on the REC’s Manifesto for Jobs.
What does the Future of jobs commission want to achieve?
A final report will be published in October 2017 and will include practical recommendations to help employers, recruiters, policy makers and individuals prepare for and shape the future of the UK jobs market.
- For employers and recruiters: The aim is to ensure that the commission’s work provides practical support and informs workforce and business planning.
- For policy makers: the commission’s work ties into one of the REC’s key Manifesto for Jobs messages to the new government: the need to look ahead at how demographic and technological changes might impact on the employment landscape so that potential policy responses can be mapped out in advance.
How can you get involved in the Future of jobs commission?
We want to get as much feedback and input as possible from REC members and other organisations as the work of the commission progresses. Key debating points raised at commission meetings will be circulated, and ongoing input can be provided by contacting: firstname.lastname@example.org
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