What a Mali mine teaches us about the future of work

Mali gold mine automation

Tech has increased safety, efficiency and technical skills of employees at Mali’s Syama mining project, which can teach businesses valuable lessons about work in an automated age

Could Japan ever embrace a four-day week?

Japan work week

Traditional attitudes towards employment mean Japan might not be suited to the four-day working week trend spreading worldwide

Flexible working for the inflexible workplace

Companies that offer flexible working are known to have increased employee retention, more motivated and engaged staff, and access to wider talent pools when recruiting

Leaders’ advice for boosting employee productivity

Five thought leaders offer tips to help overcome obstacles to raising productivity

How to beat the bureaucracy holding business back

Stifling procedures can suffocate creativity and alienate staff, underlining the need to strip out unnecessary bureaucracy

Is a four-day week good for business?

The pros and cons of a four-day working week fuel a heated debate, which can split or unite bosses and staff

HR must put people at the heart of the future of work

Work in all its many forms is an important part of our lives

What does it mean to “unretire”?

Businesses should adapt and tap the experienced talent pool of older people who are increasingly working past retirement age