The IG Metall union and employers in southwestern Baden-Wuerttemberg state, one of Germany's industrial heartlands, agreed early Tuesday on a 4.3 percent wage rise starting April 1. Agreements reached in one region are typically applied across the whole country and some 3.9 million industrial workers.
We recently held our FutureWorks Global Employer Forum in London to discuss the megatrends that will impact global businesses and the future of work. Together with HR and employment leaders from some of the largest and most innovative companies in the world, as well as leading academics and thinkers, we looked at how global employers can embrace the opportunities and manage the coming shocks. At the FutureWorks forum our expert speakers and thought leaders presented and discussed large-scale trends that will change our world, the changing nature of work itself and how new technologies from machine learning to biomedical enhancements are transforming the workplace and raising ethical questions on their own. We have summarized the key thinking from for our two days together and are pleased to share The Global Employer Forum Future Works report with you. Click here or on the image to view The Global Employer Forum Future Works report.