The European economies and labour market are undergoing an unprecedented digital transformation that has accelerated the rise of diverse (non-standard, new) forms of work. While the labour market transformation has been underway for decades, rapid technological advancements and, more recently, the COVID-19 pandemic, expedited the trend, compelling policy makers around the EU Member States to devise adequate responses.
A comprehensive outlook of diverse forms of work and the road towards ensuring fair and decent working conditions requires input from various stakeholders, such as companies, startups, unions, research institutions, and advocacy groups. To tackle the complexities of the challenges that lie ahead, Reshaping Work facilitated a multistakeholder dialogue tackling four key topic areas of paramount relevance for diverse workers: (1) Access to social protection; (2) Workers’ representation; (3) Algorithmic management and transparency; and (4) Re-skilling, up-skilling, and micro-credentials.
The report presents the outcome of twelve roundtable discussions facilitated by the Reshaping Work Dialogue project, supported by a systematic literature review of the topic and knowledge of independent experts that partook in writing and reviewing this report.
Reshaping Work is committed to continuing to gather a multitude of stakeholders in order to provide timely and relevant information on topics concerning diverse forms of work by promoting principles of diversity and inclusion.
Reshaping Work (2022). Navigating Diverse Forms of Work: How to Advance Decent and Fair Work. Authors: Jovana Karanovic, Jelena Sapic and Zachary Kilhoffer. Future of Work Project, Multistakeholder Dialogue.
Project partners are micro businesses, SMEs, incumbent firms, labour unions, research organizations, advocacy groups and associations that have stakes, knowledge or expertise on the future of work debate. The project is a collaborative effort whereby corporate partners contribute financially and knowledge partners contribute in-kind.